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Old 08-19-2003, 01:47 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: NY
Distribution: Debian
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Angry 5 button mouse, imwheel

I have a five button, PS/2 mouse. That is 2 regular buttons, a wheel that
scrolls and can be pressed, and two buttons on the side. I wanted to use this
mouse in Linux. So I came here and searched for '5 button mouse' and I got
several threads, and was directed to change my XF86Config files, put this '
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5" ' thing in my .bashrc and I would be done.
Then I was pointed to something called Imwheel. The configuration was a
nightmare, and I almost got what I wanted. As much as a I can tell, imwheel
maps only the wheel buttons, not any side buttons. Please tell me what i did

a relevant piece of etc/X11/XF86Config:
"InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse0" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol"
"IMPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/psaux" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "Buttons" "7" Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "Buttons" "7"

a revelant piece of my ~/.bashrc:
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"

a revelant piece of my /etc/X11/imwheel/imwheelrc:
(my ~/.imwheelrc is identical)
, Up, Button4
, Down, Button5
, Right, Button3
, Left, Button1
, Thumb1, Button6
, Thumb2, Button7

None, Thumb1, Alt_R|Left

Please tell me what I'm doing wrong.
Old 08-20-2003, 03:58 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2003
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you guys aren't telling me I went through all this and no one has no idea on what's wrong?
Old 08-20-2003, 05:37 PM   #3
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: IL
Distribution: NetBSD, Slackware, Gentoo, Debian, FreeBSD
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search for 'mouse side buttons' and there will be a 73+ post thread that comes up. Has step by step on how to do it.


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