6 button moused?

The Anarcat anarcat at anarcat.ath.cx
Mon Apr 7 11:48:10 PDT 2003

Hi all!

I have a Logitech Cordless Optical mice and it has a fancy 6th button
place where your finger usually is on a mice. In windows, this button
is mapped to the "back" button in explorer, quite handy.

However, I can't map the button to anything in X11. xev(1) tells me no
event is generated from the mouse click. Here is my XF86Config
relevant section:

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
	Option      "Buttons"	"6"
	Option      "ZAxisMapping"  "4 5"

So this part is ok: all the other buttons work fine, the mousewhell
and al. But no even is generated from the sixth button, and I suspect
moused(8) to be the guilty party.

I'll try to run X11 without moused and /dev/sysmouse so I see if it
works without moused. I think I remember making this work before.

Does moused(8) make assumptions on the number of mice buttons? Has
anyone been able to make those 6th buttons work?

Thanks for any input,


Computer science is no more about computers
than astronomy is about telescopes
                        - E. Dijkstra
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