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Old 08-19-2006, 04:41 PM   #1
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Side scrolling Apple mouse problem.

I just got a new mouse that has the side scrolling function. The mouse is none other than Apple's "mighty mouse." Anyway regular scrolling works fine, but side scrolling doesn't. To remedy this problem I added
Option "Buttons" "7" and Option "ZaxisMapping" "6 7"
to my xorg.conf file, But no success. Then I tried to manually set the buttons on the mouse with
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"
Then I used xev to check the button assignments, but buttons 6 and 7 still didn't work. The thing is that xev doesn't register any button events when I use the side scroll buttons. It seems unlikely that this is a driver problem because other mice with several "extra" buttons work fine in Linux. Does anyone have a working configuration for this mouse?

My xorg.conf:
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ZaxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "ZaxisMapping" "6 7"
Device info:
kernel: usb 1-2: USB disconnect, address 3
kernel: usb 1-2: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 5
kernel: usb 1-2: Product: Apple Optical USB Mouse
kernel: usb 1-2: Manufacturer: Mitsumi Electric
kernel: input: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Mitsumi Electric Apple Optical USB Mouse] on usb-0000:00:1d.0-2
and lsusb:
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 05ac:0304 Apple Computer, Inc.
Old 08-20-2006, 06:23 AM   #2
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