Configuring mice

Edmund Laugasson ed.lau at mail.ee
Mon Dec 18 11:00:37 GMT 2006


>>> Where can I frind a graphical interface that will let me configure my
>>> mouse, fix the number of buttons, test that they work properly, similar
>>> to the mouse utility in Mandrake ?
> 
>> If you are using KDE - run KControl:
> 
> Only covers "soft" config of the mouse, not harware.
> 
> Frinstance no wat to tell the bloody machine that my mouse has four buttons !


Then you need to configure X.org configuration file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf

What mouse you exactly have?

Some links I found so far, that might help you:
http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=147865
http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man4/mouse-driver.4.html - good tutorial
http://linuxreviews.org/howtos/xfree/mouse/


I searched so - http://www.google.ee/search?q=four+button+mouse+linux

After changing /etc/X11/xorg.conf you need to log off and then log in to 
have changes in effect. Or just do restart if logging of did not have 
effect. I mentioned, that in Ubuntu e.g. changing modeline it does not 
help if I log off (doing restart to X server) - I need to restart 
computer to have changes in effect.


Best Regards,
Edmund Laugasson



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