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Old 10-01-2006, 11:13 AM   #1
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Distribution: PCLinuxOS 0.93a, Arch Linux 0.7.2 Gimmick, ManDrake 9.2 and WinBlozes Xpee
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mandrake 9.2 and 5 button microsoft trackball optical usb

hey does anybody know how to make a 5 button trackball work with mandrake 9.2

Old 10-08-2006, 12:16 AM   #2
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in your X config file, try changing your mouse options to the following:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

Obviously, make sure you back up your working config file before making changes.



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