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Old 01-18-2006, 07:52 PM   #1
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evdev, lost WM mouse click windows [solved]

Hi all! I have recently upgraded my older FC2 installation to ubuntu 5.10.

took a little getting used to, but finally figured a few frustrating things out. however, there has been a problem, and i am hoping someone can help...

i am using a logitech g7 mouse, and wanted to take advantage of the extra buttons on the mouse, so i am using the evdev protocol in my xorg.conf:

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "mouse0"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "Protocol"      "evdev"
        Option          "Dev Name"      "Logitech USB Gaming Mouse"
        Option          "Dev Phys"      "usb-*/input0"
        Option          "Buttons"       "8"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"  "4 5 7 6"
So I managed to get the extra buttons working great! the horizontal scrolling on the mouse will now move firefox back and forward in the history.

BUT, I have lost the ability to call up the xfce menus from either middle or right clicking on the desktop!

any ideas on how to fix this? is there a mapping that I am missing somewhere?


Last edited by pld; 01-20-2006 at 07:11 AM. Reason: solved
Old 01-20-2006, 07:06 AM   #2
Registered: Jun 2003
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Distribution: Ubuntu 5.10
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Well, I hunted more and more and finally found my answer over at

Long story short, I didn't have xfdesktop running for some reason when my session started.


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