I'm running Linux Mint 6 64-bit and I'm having some trouble getting my mouse (Logitech MX Revolution) to behave in Linux the way I had it set up in Windows. I've been working on the problem for about a week but everything I try runs into snags and am not savvy enough to know what to do about them (total Linux noob).
There are two things I want my mouse to do: (1) I want the button behind the scroll wheel (not the scroll wheel itself but the "Search" button) to behave as a middle click. (2) Get the scroll wheel to switch to switch between smooth scroll and ratcheted scrolling automatically.
From my searching I know that both are possible on Linux. I'll link out all the resources I've used and try and provide screenshots where I ran into trouble:
1st attempt - btnx:
I read this thread and thought that btnx could solve all my problems. When I tried to "detect mouse & buttons" as the images below show, I couldn't get anything to detect. I later found out that Mint 6 = Intrepid and btnx doesn't work on Intrepid.
2nd attempt - xbindkeys:
The second resource I used was this one (skipping down to the "Hotkeys" area), and I did have some success here in binding some behaviors to other keys on my mouse. In terms of giving the search button middle-click behavior, or fixing the mouse problem no luck though. I just don't know what code I would use to tell it to do that.
3rd attempt - revoco:
Using the same resource but skipping down to the "Scroll Wheel" section I found out how I should be able to get the scroll wheel behavior that I want, using revoco.
So I tried to install revoco using the code he gives:
gcc -Wall -02 revoco.c -o revoco
The first problem I figured out was that he put 02 instead of O2 and that was giving me an error "unrecognized option '-02'"
The second problem, the one I can't get past, is this:
revoco.c: In function ‘usage’:
revoco.c:489: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘VERSION’
4th attempt - revoco in btnx:
I read a comment from someone that revoco is already in btnx, and that should work, so I went back to btnx since I did successfully install it at least. In the btnx revoco tab though it says "An MX Revolution mouse has not been detected. revoco is disabled, and everything is grayed out.
5th attempt - begging for help:
Please help me, this is frustrating. This is one of those deal breaker bits of functionality for me, I'm so used to having it that if I can't get it working in Linux then I'll probably have to live in Windows ... it seems like it should be able to work, I'm just too nooby to figure it out.