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Old 06-13-2004, 05:15 AM   #1
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loading .Xmodmap

Hi there. I use USB MS intellimouse explorer 5 button mouse..

I need to load xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5" when I start up gnome.

I tried this:

in .xinitrc there's this:

if [ -f $usermodmap ]; then
xmodmap $usermodmap

so I took the liberty and created a .Xmodmap file in my home directory, and added -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"

but it does not work, and I cannot figure out why!

I would prefer to use this "clean" method, rather than a .bashrc addition..

ideas, ppl?
Old 06-13-2004, 07:22 AM   #2
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hi there..

i am not sure why is not working...
i have the line for the mouse direct in my .xsession file...

exec xmodmap -e "pointer = 3 2 1 4 5" # left-handed mouse

and it works..
i would say that is also a clean solution..

hope it helps..


Old 06-13-2004, 08:19 AM   #3
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a quick ls -a tells me I don't have a .xsession

I'm guessing I should make one and put a similar line of code in there...

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