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i've been looking around trying to find a howto that will work with Edgy Eft (Kubuntu 6.10) to get my 5 button mouse to work but haven't been successful. Has ...
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    Question IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0A (Will it work?)


    i've been looking around trying to find a howto that will work with Edgy Eft (Kubuntu 6.10) to get my 5 button mouse to work but haven't been successful. Has anyone had any success with this or anything similar?

    i've attached a photo of it just incase it helps.

    Thanks,
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    What are those two extra buttons supposed to do? (never used a mouse with more than 3 buttons before)...

    If it is for something like moving back or forward in web-page or if you want to use it to launch some commands, try using xev to determine the keyodes for those extra buttons, then modify your ~/.Xmodmap file as required.

    Suppose keycode from xev is 120 and you want to use that to tell browser to go back, add following line in .Xmodmap

    keycode 120 = XF86Back

    full list of Key actions can be found in /usr/share/X11/XKeysymDB mainly pay attention to the XF86 part.
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    xev will help. and yes, in windows they work as back and forward buttons. i really like that and hope to get it going in Linux.

    thanks i'll look into the xmodmap thing.
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    in windows they work as back and forward buttons. i really like that and hope to get it going in Linux.
    Try adding this line as an option in the mouse section of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
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    Option      "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7"
    That gave me the Back - Forward functionality for viewing web pages in Firefox and for the different directories in Nautilus.

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    i cannot remember why i didn't reply to this... i just started looking for it again since i reinstalled Kubuntu.

    It works great. Thank you.
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