The next stage is the scrollwheel, which works out as follows. Unfortunately, most apps don’t understand buttons 6 and 7 either. This will usually come with your distro; otherwise, you’ll need to find a binary distribution of it from somehere. Encourage the mouse section to look something like the example above. A comeplete guide to a Logitech mouse I also have the Mx but cannot get it to work. X usually comes with a mangrove swamp of interconnecting compatibility symlinks; it’s a mess.

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Useful if you want to use the additional buttons for something else. Results 1 to 10 of You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. Thus moving the scrollwheel generates X button press events for buttons 6 and 7.

However, they mostly do understand buttons 4 and 5: If your distro doesn’t come with a satisfactory version of imwheel, you should uninstall the distro’s version to prevent conflicts. Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies from which QuinStreet receives compensation.

Therefore you need to persuade your system that it should boot into level 2 or level 3 depending on the distro rather than level 5, and then reboot to bring this into effect. This does work, but it has the side-effect of inhibiting the two thumb buttons, so that’s no good. Based on that, the obvious answer is to change the ZAxisMapping to “4 5″right? What jumped out at me is the fact that you have this line: The scrollwheel comes out as Z-axis movement. Having a problem logging in?


For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration.

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Find More Posts by tjb. Yes, it ought to be easier. You may find linuxx this works in some of your apps, but not others; GTK-based apps seem to start trouble here. A non-zero exit status denotes abnormal termination due to an error. Here are what my configurations look like: Last edited by tjb; at The final step is to make the thumb buttons do something useful.

The Logitech MX-500 mouse in Linux

Configuring Logitech mice mx, etc. Edit it as root.

How does one get the Extra mouse buttons on a Logitech MX to work. The following commands configure wireless receivers and mice logihech the CSR command set use lomoco -s to see if yours supports it: Root access to your box. It will list the current X mouse-button mappings.

Levels 0 and 6 are pseudo-levels for shutdown and reboot respectively, and levels beyond 6 are undefined. When it recieves such an event, it eats it usually and instead sends lohitech arbitrary collection of other events to the window which would’ve received the mouse event.


You may well already have one of these, possibly filled with gibberish, courtesy of your distro; if so, just slip the extra commands in at logitevh top. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. September 15th, 5.

Finally, as promised, my imwheelrc: By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. It’s a big beast, but the important section for our purposes should look something like this: Introduction to Linux logiitech 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.

They most certainly won’t bother writing drivers if no-one complains.