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Old 03-14-2005, 06:59 PM   #1
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MS IntelliMouse "Left and Right" buttons not detecting

I'm trying to set my USB optical Microsoft IntelliMouse up in SuSE 9.2 Professional, and am having some difficulty. The mouse itself works fine by default (all but the left and right buttons).

Here is my "InputDevice" section of my xorg.conf:
Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Name" "Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "off"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"

I also have a script I created in /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d called '' with the following content:
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"

I ran xev, and the left "back" button detects as the same as the middle mouse button. The right "forward" mouse button detects as the right-click context button.

I also noticed that scrolling the mouse button in Firefox (after making the changes above) sends me forward and backward in my history. In other words, scrolling up means going back a page... very annoying.

I also made changes to /etc/imwheelrc as appropriate.

It seems I still have an 'X' issue. Is there anything I can do to resolve this? I have read several sites, and they all seem to give the same results, but I just can't seem to get this to work.

Any suggestions?
Old 03-15-2005, 12:00 AM   #2
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try to change imps/2 to ExplorerPS/2 or/and put this line to your script

imwheel -k -b "67"

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Old 03-15-2005, 04:29 PM   #3
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Changing imps/2 to explorerPS/2 actually disables the side buttons alltogether.

I tried the imwheel command, and it simply spits the syntax info out (I'm assuming there is a syntax error).

Any other ideas?
Old 03-16-2005, 06:34 AM   #4
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did you add this to your imwheelrc

None, Up, Alt_L|Left
None, Down, Alt_L|Right
Old 03-16-2005, 06:40 AM   #5
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I'm not sure, but my article might help:

Old 03-22-2005, 11:43 AM   #6
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Yes, I have made appropriate changes to imwheelrc.

My side buttons are coming in as "2" and "3" instead of "4" and "5" or "6 and "7" - in other words, they are duplicates of other buttons.

Any time I've tried to use xmodmap, my KDE would throw up and refused to let me log in until I removed the line. Maybe it was my syntax.


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