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Old 03-20-2005, 05:11 PM   #1
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MX1000 mouse buttons

Hi there, i got the logitech MX1000 laser mouse, lovely little gadget but i want to be able to use more of its buttons, i've done various searches and found bits of info, just need a hand understanding what to do.

Firstly, from a link in this forum i found this page:

Which deals with my problem completely, although i understand how to do what it says, i have a query with the patch, it says:
First, you have to check if you`re ready for evdev.

$ strings /usr/X11R6/bin/X | grep evdev (as root)

let you know if your Xserver are configured with evdev support. You get any output like this:

%s: cannot start evdev brain
%s: cannot register with evdev brain
%s: cannot register with evdev brain
%s: cannot start evdev brain
evdev brain

Dont panic. This errors are harmlessly. If you get any output, your Xserver is ready.
If not, you have to patch your Xserver.
Get the 3 patches from:

When the patching is done, you can get force and configure your X-config (xorg.conf/XF86Config)
How does one go about using these patches? As i get no ouput when using the command (FC3 i run) i gotta patch, as when i click the link it opens as a plain text page in my browser, do i need to copy and paste this somewhere?

cheers for the help (sorry for the newbness!)
Old 03-20-2005, 08:45 PM   #2
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Usually you just have to do
$patch -p1 < patchfile

In the directory where the file to be patched lies!
Take a look at the man page for the pacth utility.

Ahh and great howto you have discovered !! Really usefull


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