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I'd love to try these, but for some reason I can't edit XF86Config. I opened it in Text Editor and tried to change it, but it just doesn't do anything. ...
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    I'd love to try these, but for some reason I can't edit XF86Config. I opened it in Text Editor and tried to change it, but it just doesn't do anything. The letters I type don't even appear on the screen. Even if I could, it's not letting me save the file. I'm probably doing some obvious thing wrong, but what is it?

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    You need to be root.

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    Of course...

    I tried putting in "IMPS/2" but that didn't make it work, so I followed the link that abacad posted, and I'm stuck halfway through it. It says:


    Next you need to tell xmodmap which buttons are the wheel movements with the following,

    xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"

    I did everything above that, but I have no idea what it's talking about there. I did a search on "xmodmap" and came back with some files, but I'm not sure which one or how to edit it.

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    so i cant type, what's that matter? Yes its pathetic, but im to lazy to slow down - i type just fine if i want to, but that requires caring...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed
    Of course...

    I tried putting in "IMPS/2" but that didn't make it work, so I followed the link that abacad posted, and I'm stuck halfway through it. It says:


    Next you need to tell xmodmap which buttons are the wheel movements with the following,

    xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"

    I did everything above that, but I have no idea what it's talking about there. I did a search on "xmodmap" and came back with some files, but I'm not sure which one or how to edit it.
    Open a terminal, type xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5" and press Enter.

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    Ugh, this is getting irritating. I tried that and it won't recognize the command. Do I need to cd to a certain directory first?

    Thanks for the help so far, everyone...I hope we can get this working.

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    xmodmap is an xfree86 component, it should be in /usr/X11R6/bin/. Do "locate xmodmap" to see if it's installed.

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    I used "cd" to get to that directory, and once there I tried the command again. This time instead of giving an error message it just didn't say anything at all. Perhaps I need to reboot for it to work, but it doesn't seem like anything happened. I have to leave for the weekend to go to my dad's house, so I'll be away from this board. :\

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    It's not supposed to say anything. xmodmap, like many other commands, doesn't give any acknowledgements that it has succeeded; just error messages when it has not. So, that means that you succeeded.

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    I'm back from my dad's house, and discovered that xmodmap didn't do anything. I'm now going to try and use IMWheel.

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