Make 7 button mouse work in SuSE

Posted on Sun 05 February 2006 in Life • 1 min read

This short how to tells how to make a 7button mouse work in opensuse..

Here are the default key mappings of the mouse :

Button 1 = Left - click

Button 2 = Right - click

Scroll Buttons

Left side lower = Firefox back page

Right side lower = Firefox next page

Open a terminal with su previleges..Then type in the following :

gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

I assume you are working on GNOME…otherwise use kate or anyother text editor.

Search  for the  section Input Device for mouse…Replace the text block with..

Section “InputDevice”

Driver “mouse”

Identifier “Mouse[1]”

Option       “Buttons” “7”

Option       “Device” “/dev/input/mice”

Option       “Name” “TrackMan Optical”

Option       “Protocol” “ExplorerPS/2”

Option       “Vendor” “Logitech”

Option       “ZAxisMapping” “6 7”

EndSection

Then change the xmodmap mappings in the following way…

xmodmap -e “pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5”

Add the above command to the session startup or you need to execute that command each time you start your session..