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I have the mouse below And using the mouse works fine with only a few exceptions. It's a 5 button mouse (5th being the mouse wheel itself) and the normal ...
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    MS Optical Intellimouse


    I have the mouse below



    And using the mouse works fine with only a few exceptions.

    It's a 5 button mouse (5th being the mouse wheel itself) and the normal right click and left click work fine. But i like to have the other two side buttons used for navigating forward and back while in a browser.

    And since MS is not supplying any Linux drivers I'm not having any luck finding drivers elsewhere and I'm unsure of how to remap those buttons.

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    Have you edit the XFree86 vonfig file like this:

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" or /dev/mouse or /dev/usb
    Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Buttons" "5"
    EndSection

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    That is actually a 7-button mouse. The 5 you see plus the mouse wheel up/down.

    Here is how mine was working:

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
                                                                                                                                                     
        # Trackball Explorer
                                                                                                                                                     
        Identifier  "Trackball"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option "Protocol"    "ExplorerPS/2"
        Option "Device"      "/dev/usbmouse"
        Option "Buttons"     "7"
        Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
        Option "Resolution"  "100"
    Now to have the side buttons working you must install imwheel. This is my ~/.imwheelrc:

    Code:
    ".*"
    None, Up, Alt_L|Left
    None, Down, Alt_L|Right
    The ".*" is the window name, so you can have different functions for different windows.

    And finally:

    Code:
    xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"
     
    imwheel -k -b "67"
    Run that whenever you start x (~/.xinitrc).
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    ehm, where can i find the xfree86 config??


    thx
    -infidel [linux newbie]

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    Oops.../etc/X11/XF86Config.
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    same mouse but what about xorg.conf for FC3?

    any ideas how to set up the xorg.conf file to do the same thing? here is my mouse section in xorg.conf
    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier "Mouse0"
    	Driver "mouse"
    	Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    	Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    	Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    	Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
    EndSection
    thanks,
    j

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    Now to have the side buttons working you must install imwheel.
    What is imwheel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trumpet_Rhapsody
    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    Now to have the side buttons working you must install imwheel.
    What is imwheel?
    http://imwheel.sourceforge.net
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    the mouse sets up the exact same way in xorg.conf as it dose in XF86Config

    (actualy the xorg.conf and the XF86Cosfig can be interchanged with some minor changes in the path to the fonts, & renamming the file ofcourse)
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    Ubuntu Dapper and M$ LaserMouse 6000

    I am running Ubuntu Dapper 6.02 beta and I have an M$ LaserMouse 6000 and replacing the /etc/X11/xorg.conf with the code below enabled my side buttons for forward in back in firefox. As noted below, the side buttons do not work in nautilus but I didn't want to mess around with xmodmap since it gave me errors about having 11 buttons

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Buttons" "7"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7"
    EndSection

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