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Old 08-22-2004, 09:51 AM   #1
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Mouse Mapping Question

I have an Intellimouse with a scroll wheel, and forward and backward button. OK, right now I have this conifiguration in xorg.conf

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Buttons" "7"

with the above configuration, the wheel mouse works just fine. But I have no response with the forward and back button (buttons 6 and 7).

Now, when I change the configuration to this...

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7" <----------- changed
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Buttons" "7"

All the buttons work but the scroll wheel controls the forward and back in the browser, and the side buttons control the scrolling (so everything is reversed)

There is a way to fix this problem with the IMWHEEL program and using xmodmap but my question is this...How come when I use ZAxisMapping as 4 5, do the side buttons become "dead". Does the xorg cut off all buttons after the ZAxis? Thanks guys....
Old 08-22-2004, 02:01 PM   #2
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Not too sure you should be using "Emulate3Buttons" directive as it was intended for a two-button mouse (pressing both mouse buttons becomes the 'third' button)


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