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Old 07-21-2006, 04:16 PM   #1
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Mouse Button Issues

Hi there. I've recently purchased this mouse. I am running debian sarge with kernel version 2.4.27-2-386. The button is advertised to have 10 buttons, but if X sees the scroll wheel up and down to be different buttons, it has 12. Everything worked right out of the box which I thought was strange. I just pulled out the old one and plugged in the new one and everything worked.

The problem is that I'd like to change one of the buttons to open a console window. The mouse section of my XF86Config-4 file looks like this:

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
So as you can see, it hasn't detected these extra buttons but they all seem to work. The forward/back browser buttons, the switch window, the close window, the scroll up and down buttons, they all work. When I press the my computer button, nothing happens. IF I press that button in a console window, the character 'e' appears.

Does it make a difference that I have restarted X but not rebooted since I installed this mouse? As pathetic as this sounds, I'd rather not reboot to not blow my uptime, but if that's the answer then fine. I really don't care about it.

So, I have two questions: How on earth did this work without having to modify the configuration and how can I now modify said configuration without breaking all of the things that work now?

Last edited by krock923; 07-21-2006 at 04:17 PM.
Old 07-26-2006, 04:32 PM   #2
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