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i have an a4 tech 5 button, 2 wheel optical mouse, but i can only make the 2 primary buttons, 1 wheel and the 3rd (middle/wheel) button work, is there ...
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    settgin up more than 3 buttosn mouse


    i have an a4 tech 5 button, 2 wheel optical mouse, but i can only make the 2 primary buttons, 1 wheel and the 3rd (middle/wheel) button work, is there any way i can get the 2 buttons on the side to work and to hook up the second wheel as horizontal scroll?

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    I'm not 100% sureabout this.

    In the XF86Config file you will have a set of entries like

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Buttons" "5"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    EndSection

    This enables scrolling and other stuff.

    Try setting the "Buttons" to 7 or more and see what that does. I have a 3 button mouse--two buttons and a wheel--so I haven't had to configure for your kind of mouse.

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    I'm not sure if X has support for horizontal scrolling. It's probably to configure it to pass on messages of that wheel, but I wouldn't think that any applications would actually use it. Likewise with your extra buttons.

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