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Re: How to use many (more than 6) button mouse devices?

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On Friday 07 March 2003 08:28 am, Brad Sawatzky wrote:
> I've got myself a Kensington ExpertMouse Pro USB trackball.  The thing has
>   6 "special" buttons (ie. intended for exe launching, etc)
>   4  regular buttons
>   1  wheel
> My current XFree86 (v 4.2.x) Config block is:
>   Section "InputDevice"
>         Identifier      "TurboMouse"
>         Driver          "mouse"
>         Option          "CorePointer"
>         #Option         "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
>         Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
>         Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
>         Option          "Buttons"               "12"
>         Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
>   EndSection
> This gives me three usable regular buttons (ie. right, left, middle),
> and a working wheel.  In 'xev' the fourth regular button generates a
> button3 event, and none of the special buttons register at all.  The
> XF86Config "Buttons" option doesn't seem to do much at all...
> I tried the Protocol options "auto" and "usb" but X bailed with an error
> that it couldn't find a working mouse (or something to that effect).
> I've googled usenet and the web for a couple days now without any success.
> There is a sourceforge project called jamd <http://jamd.sourceforge.net/>
> that looks like it might work but it appears to have been idle for quite a
> while.  Ideally, I would be happy if I could export the "extra" button
> events as keypresses (which could then be mapped as I chose).
> Any suggestions?
Take a look at http://www.deadman.org/X/xbuttons.html, 
http://www.xfree86.org/current/mouse.html and mouse(4x).

Haven't tried it myself, but maybe I will when I get back to my system with 
the Intellimouse.
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