So much for all that. Last edited by pavgust; at The next stage is the scrollwheel, which works out as follows. If your X config is hosed enough that this doesn’t work, consult your distro’s installation guide or their helldesk, if you have access to such. Option Buttons , and apparently Option ButtonNumber as well the latter was given to me by SuSE’s X config tool, but isn’t documented anywhere I’ve been able to find , tell X how many buttons the mouse has.

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The next stage is the scrollwheel, which works out as follows. A comeplete guide to a Logitech mouse This works with Breezy If not, I’m not sure of the replacement. Take a look, I’m not sure it would work on the 2.

The Logitech MX-500 mouse in Linux

Adding extended input device “Configured Mouse” type: The definitions vary a bit between distros, but generally level 1 is single-user mode hard-core mc500 hacking, not usually needed on a workstationlevel 2 or level 3 is normal running with console ie.

Take a safety copy of the file imwheelrc located there, as you did for XF86Config.

Basic knowledge of linux console commands – lscdcp etc. It’s adirect link so it will download the tar. Some kind of console-based text editor.


Last Jump to page: Now the scroll ,x500 should work, and the thumb buttons are still enabled, but not doing anything much. If your distro doesn’t come with a satisfactory version of imwheel, you should uninstall the distro’s version to prevent conflicts. Having trouble installing a piece of hardware?

Login to the console ie. September 15th, 8. Find More Posts by brianthegreat. If you’d like to contribute content, let us know.

This is where a tool called xmodmap comes in. But this thread would benifit those who want to get MX buttons to work as I’m definitely the one.

The Logitech MX mouse in Linux

For more advanced linix it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. Encourage the mouse section to look something like the example above. QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace.

This is where imwheel comes in. You may have to register before you can post: A comeplete guide to a Logitech mouse I also have the Mx but cannot get it to work. Visit the following links: We need it to map onto buttons 6 and 7. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest.

If this is activated it will only apps that have a lower priority priority is based first on the priority command, then the position in this file – the higher the line is in a file the higher linxu a priority class it is thus for a default priority you can see that the position in the file is llogitech, but the priority command CAN appear anywahere in a window’s list of translations, and the priority will be assigned to all translations below it until either a new window is defined or the priority is set again.


Specifically you can program it to send X keyboard events; thus you can emulate whatever set of keypresses you like.

It mostly does keyboard mapping, but for no especially obvious reason it also allows you to remap mouse buttons. I agree that it should be much easier to get a basic piece of hardware like a mouse working, but the primary responsibility lies with the manufacturer.

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