Optical Mouse with real linux support

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Optical Mouse with real linux support

Postby georgeg » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:18 pm

Does anyone know of an optical mouse comparable to the MS Explorer mouse that comes with linux drivers that enable programming ALL the buttons for the different functions you might like, like forward and backward on the side buttons?

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Postby Husse » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:04 pm

I had a vague memory that Logitech mice could be Linux friendly (don't know though) and found this:
when searching for logitech + linux
Obviously an applet to achieve what you ask for.
If you have a Logitech why not test it?
I've got a three button one so it's not for me
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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Postby nelamvr6 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:20 pm

I've got all my buttons working, including tilt scrolling, just by updating the mouse section of my xorg.conf to read like this:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7"

I didn't need any other application.

The only thing I'm really missing is using my wheel as a middle button programmed for double-click, but I can live without that.

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