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"
> 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
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