Mouse wheel and extra button support in breezy
angrykeyboarder at gmail.com
Sat Oct 15 21:38:27 BST 2005
ulrich steffens wrote:
>Am Freitag, den 14.10.2005, 15:27 -0700 schrieb Adam Hamilton:
>>I have a logitech Mouseman optical USB mouse that was
>>attached when I installed breezy. Problem is the thumb
>>button is set for "paste" and I'd like to set it to
>>"browser back." The wheel doesn't work at all, except
>>as a button, which is "paste." How can I get the wheel
>>to work and reprogram the thumb button?
>i think you're looking for something like this:
> 'sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf'
>find 'Section InputDevice' and edit/add the following lines
> Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
> Option "Buttons" "7"
> Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
>save and close the file.
>go to 'System > Preferences > Sessions'
>(this may vary i'm using german locale)
>and hit the 'startup...'tab. click add and put
> xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"
>in it. log out, hit Ctrl + Alt + Backspace to restart x, login again.
>some people report they had to reboot to let the changes take effect.
>for additional info take a look at
>(the part about 'imwhell' is not necessary!)
>also take a look at the comments, cause it seems there are mousemans
>with different button numbers out there.
Wow, I not heard of this before. The only way I knew of was with
imwheel ( http://packages.ubuntu.com/breezy/utils/imwheel ). Is one way
better than the other.
I need to do this myself, and I've not yet done so.
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