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Old 11-08-2006, 11:08 PM   #1
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thumb buttons on MX518 mouse in SuSE 10.1 x86_64

I don't know how to get SuSE 10.1 x86_64 to use my thumb buttons on my Logitech MX518 mouse. Any help would be greatly appreciated (especially if it is dumbed down for an ex-Windows user ).
Old 11-10-2006, 09:52 AM   #2
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I have the exact same mouse, and while there is most likely a simpler way to do this under SUSE, you can try the method I use for the time being:

1. Open up the xorg.conf file ( most likely in /etc/X11 ) in any text editor.
2. Find a part of the file labelled Section "InputDevice". Go to the sub-section labelled either "PS/2 Mouse" ( if you are using the PS/2 adapter ) or "USB Mouse" ( if you plugged it directly into a USB port ) and change:

- option "Protocol" to "ExplorerPS/2"
- option "ZAxisMapping" to "6 7"
- option "Buttons" to "7"

3. Save the file and restart X.
4. Type in a terminal:

xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"

You may get a warning such as "Warning: Only changing the first 7 of 11 buttons.", but if so, the buttons will work in spite of it.


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