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Old 05-30-2006, 05:27 AM   #1
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Horizontal scrolling

I have a Microsoft Wireless Optical Laser Mouse 6000 Pro. Linux correctly recognises 9 'buttons':
  • left-click
  • right-click
  • middle-click
  • scroll up
  • scroll down
  • scroll left
  • scroll right
  • side button 1
  • side button 2

The mouse is capable of horizontal scrolling, and this works in Windows. How can I configure Linux for Horizontal scrolling?

I have played around with xev and xmodmap, and I note that the scroll left and scroll right buttons don't produce any events, so there may be some config necessary there...

Thanks in advance.

David Gee
Old 06-10-2006, 05:55 PM   #2
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Did you ever Find an answer to your question?
Old 06-11-2006, 05:48 PM   #3
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No, unfortunately I didn't.
Old 02-28-2008, 09:31 PM   #4
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Same problem here .. XEV seems to get no mouse events for the scroll wheel whatsoever... How can this be?

Correction: For vertical scroll either.. I can not get the scroll wheel to produce any events other than its' button action

Further Correction: I ended up having a bad mouse..

Last edited by MIRV; 03-12-2008 at 01:15 AM. Reason: fix
Old 03-11-2008, 09:52 AM   #5
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Smile Are you Try btnx ?

search ollisalonen btnx on google

"btnx is a daemon that enables rerouting of mouse button events through uinput as keyboard and other mouse button combinations. For example, you can configure an extra mouse button to send a Ctrl+Alt+Right command to switch workspaces. This is especially useful for mice with more buttons than Gnome or KDE can properly handle, or mice that need evdev and a 100 step howto to register button events at all. btnx integrates revoco, a program that allows changing MX Revolution's wheel behavior."

But i'm same problem... I don't know soluce for made horizontal scroll with this... because i don't know what soft run for scroll when scroll button is fired.


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