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Old 03-31-2004, 01:37 PM   #1
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Making 4 button mouse work in Fedora Core 1?

To start I am a bit of a Newbie but this is really more of a hardware question.
I recently install Fedora Core 1 on my PC and have been trying to learn Linux.

I have an IBM Micro Innovations Optical mouse which has:
1 side button
left button
right button
scrolling wheel
wheel button

As of right now all is well except for the side button. All the other buttons and the scroll wheel and button are working fine but i can't get the side button the work. Also I would like to set the side button to perform a specific task. So my question is:

Is there a way to activate my side button and set it to do a certain function such as “Alt-Arrow left” (in order to move back a page during web browsing)?
Old 03-31-2004, 01:43 PM   #2
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Look at imwheel and xmodmap


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