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Author Topic: Mouse buttons  (Read 3354 times)

larryd782

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Mouse buttons
« on: August 03, 2007, 05:45:26 pm »

Hi I am new to Vector and like it very much. I can't get my forward and back buttons to work. In Mepis, I had to install ' imwheel' and change a few things in my xorg file and everything worked. I looked in the repos and could not find imwheel. Anybody have any ideas?  Thanks
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Re: Mouse buttons
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007, 06:17:42 pm »

Not sure about imwheel, but do you remember anything about adding ZAxisMapping "4 5" to your xorg.conf? VASM can do the same thing, BTW.
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larryd782

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Re: Mouse buttons
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2007, 05:55:52 am »

Tried that, didn't help. anybody else have any ideas?
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Re: Mouse buttons
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2007, 06:54:12 am »

Name make and model are better than just guessing.

Did you edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf  and add this
in the mouse section?

Option ZAxisMapping "4 5"

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after that restarting your X server. I have never had that fail on over
many different brands.

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Re: Mouse buttons
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2007, 06:56:58 am »

here is a imwheel package for slackware http://imwheel.sf.net/files/imwheel-1.0.0pre12-i486-1.tgz
download it and use installpkg to install it

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boilertech

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Re: Mouse buttons
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2007, 03:51:50 pm »

I have an MS Intellimouse. When I run "xev" in terminal it shows my 2 side buttons as being 8 and 9. I believe they need to be 6 and 7 in order for them to work as back and forward in firefox. Is there any way of remapping them?
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Re: Mouse buttons
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2007, 04:50:44 pm »

I think so. You need to edit, as root, the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf, this stanza:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier  "Mouse0"
Driver      "mouse"
Option      "Protocol" "auto"
Option      "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

and change the ZAxisMapping line to include buttons 6 and 7, then reboot X with Ctrl-Alt-BkSpace.
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boilertech

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Re: Mouse buttons
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2007, 05:02:50 pm »

Thanks for your reply.
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I think so. You need to edit, as root, the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf, this stanza:
Hmmm. This is what my xorg.conf file looks like in Kubuntu
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Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Resolution" "100"
EndSection
  I wonder, and will probably try to set it the same as Kubuntu to see if that does anything.
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Re: Mouse buttons
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2007, 05:13:39 pm »

Yes, why not, give it a try...
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boilertech

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Re: Mouse buttons
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2007, 05:55:32 pm »

Ok. I did it and it works now. here is what my xorg.conf looks like now.
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Section "InputDevice"
Identifier  "Mouse0"
Driver      "mouse"
Option       "Protocol" "auto"
Option       "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option      "Emulate3Buttons"   "false"
Option      "Buttons" "7"
Option      "ButtonMapping"      "1 2 3 6 7"
Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option      "Resolution" "100"
EndSection
Now "xev" shows the two side buttons as 6 and 7 so it works as backwards and forward in firefox. I did not install imwheel or anything else.

Darn that was almost too easy.......  ::)
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Re: Mouse buttons
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2007, 12:45:56 am »

Hi,
I'm new to Vector Linux (installed 5.9 RC3 Monday) so far so good,

added

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Option      "Buttons" "7"
Option      "ButtonMapping"      "1 2 3 6 7"
Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

to my xorg.conf and that got my side buttons working perfectly on my MS Intellimouse (USB but using a PS/2 adapter)

Just wanted to say thank,

Cheers

Al
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