I’m a GNU man now! Alternatively you may see some kind of symlink eg. Very useful on certain Logitech mice the G5 or G7 that boot in cpi. Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. It’ll print some vague threats about “there may be one of these already running, in which case it’ll all go horribly wrong” which you can ignore if you’re worried, do ps aux grep imwheel ; there should only be one of them. As above, the raw scrollwheel events come out as Z-axis movement, which apps don’t understand.

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Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter. Thus moving the scrollwheel generates X button press events for buttons 6 and 7. The time now is Please do not send me a PM asking for help The scrollwheel comes out as Z-axis movement.

All times are GMT What you do next depends on what you want the thumb buttons to do. I’m a GNU man now! September 15th, 9.


The guy who wrote it discusses mapping keys to the extra buttons, which is what you say you want to do. Having a problem logging in?

Configuring Logitech mice (mx, etc)

A comeplete guide to a Logitech mouse howdies Ive used this guide on Breezy with a MX mouse, I cant complete the guide, but its not completly fruitless. You will have to learn things you have little interest in. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.

Option “ZAxisMapping” “4 5 6 7 8 9” The ZAxisMapping option, as far as I’m aware, only takes 2 numbers, as that is what sets up the directions on the mousewheel. If you want to go back to graphical logins. Here’s the relevant section of my XF86Config: Option Device defines where the mouse plugs into the back of the box. The time now is September 14th, 2. Thanks to chesskidd for linking to the gentoo forums. BB code is On.

You shouldn’t get any errors during this process. I have never dealt with mouse side buttons considering the X config.


Don’t know anymore what happened. Now the scroll wheel should work, and the thumb buttons are still enabled, but not doing anything much. Hopefully it won’t come up against anything it can’t handle. Thus is makes a bit of a hash of our MX, but we have to live with it unless some X mage writes a proper protocol handler for us. It’s a big beast, but the important section for our purposes should look something like lunux.


This is the same as pressing the “connect” button on the receiver.

You linus also tailor imwheel’s reaction depending on the application it’s aimed at. Lofitech extended input device “Configured Mouse” type: Edit it as root. What really confuses me is the MX’s button codes seem to map differently than other mouses I am told that thinking of EMACS as just an editor is a missing the point, and b tantamount to heresy.

Obtain imwheeland if necessary compile and install it see above.