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Old 08-22-2004, 07:08 AM   #1
Nordmann
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Xorg, mouse side-buttons and xmodmap. At the end of my wits.


Hello all.

After one month of researching, googling and checking forums, i still haven't found an answer.

I got an Intellimouse Explorer mouse working. It's USB version on a laptop ( ECS G551 ), running Slackware 10.

Now, i got all buttons working, using these commands in xorg.conf:

Code:
EndSection

  Section "InputDevice"
     Identifier "Mouse2"
     Driver "mouse"
     Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
     Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
     Option "Buttons" "7"
     Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"

EndSection
Now, to get the buttons working on the correct thing (now the wheel is the back/forward browsing buttons for instance), the internet tells me to use:

Code:
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"
Running the above command both as user and root gives the following error:


Code:
:~$ xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"
xmodmap:  commandline:0:  bad number of buttons, must have 3 instead of 7
xmodmap:  1 error encountered, aborting.
But listen up xorg.conf, i already said "Buttons" "7" !

So, i don't know where to check anymore.
It's a bit silly, because all the buttons are working, just that they have switched around for what function they serve.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 07:50 AM   #2
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Only a clutching at straws solution from me:

1) Remove "Buttons" "7", it doesn't seem be required, at least for me :)
2) Get a USB --> PS/2 converter, see if it works

I doubt the above will do anything, but it may do, good luck in finding a solution to your
problem, please post back if you do!

Steve
 
Old 08-22-2004, 11:35 AM   #3
folken718
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Lightbulb Sugestions

Hi, a only have managed to work the wheel putting in the xorg.conf file the next changes :

EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse2"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

EndSection

this will make your wheel work like it used to work , scrolling the screen.
 
Old 08-23-2004, 02:18 PM   #4
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Nordmann

you left some things out and you put some things in the wrong file.

try following these instructions here....

http://www.linuxjunior.org/cgi-bin/p...=Display&id=71

Netizen
 
  


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