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Firefox 3 and mouse side buttons

Postby locutus on Sun May 11, 2008 7:32 pm

Has anybody tried Firefox 3-b5 yet? I did and it's amazingly faster! I love it. But there's one problem: my Logitech thumb buttons for forward and back no longer work :(

They continue to work fine in Firefox 2.x, and also in Opera which is a bit surprising because they map the buttons differently and I haven't bothered to configure it, but it works anyway.

Then I try FF3 again and... nothing.

Any ideas or solutions?
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Re: Firefox 3 and mouse side buttons

Postby locutus on Sun May 11, 2008 11:08 pm

I got the following from the mozillazine forums:

You'll need to do some changes to your xorg.conf

Code:

Section "ServerLayout"
...
InputDevice "Logitech_G5"
...
EndSection

...

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Logitech_G5"
Driver "evdev"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/event9"
Option "HWHEELRelativeAxisButtons" "7 6"
EndSection


1. you'll need to make sure that the following built in to your kernel:
Device Drivers ---> Input Device Support ---> Event Interface
HID Devices ---> USB Human Interface Device (full HID) support

2. You need to make sure you have xf86-input-evdev installed

3. Replace "/dev/input/event9" with the proper device. This must be a "/dev/input/event<n>" where <n> is the device id. This can be found through "/proc/bus/input/devices"
There are also alternative ways to do this as well ( http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Advanced_M ... _by_Device )


but so far no luck. Do we have all the things mentioned in Point #1? #2 I'm also unsure about. And the link in #3 is for Gentoo and the paths don't match.
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Re: Firefox 3 and mouse side buttons

Postby locutus on Mon May 12, 2008 3:15 pm

I finally got the answer from the Mozillazine forums. It's kinda convoluted and it breaks the forward and back buttons for Firefox 2. So if anyone wants the instructions post back here & I will detail them.
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