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    More fun with mice.. FC6

    I have a tangen mouse 2 wheels, one of which gives me a click, 2 top, and 2 side buttons. Since the scroll wheels count as buttons this means I have a 9 button mouse. I'm not sure if x86 supports a protocol yet for this. I've heard that the highest is by using ExplorerPS/2 which get's you 7 buttons.

    When I go to xev and view my buttons I get buttons 1,2,3 (normal) 4,5 (both scroll wheels) 8,9 side buttons.

    I have my xconf at:
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Buttons" "9"
    Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 8 9 4 5"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

    I was hoping by switching the 8 9 4 5 out It would recognize 8 and 9 as back and forward but no such luck.

    My question is where is ExplorerPS/2 defined? How do I find a list of other protocols? If xev can register all my buttons why can't xwindows?

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    Well I finally fixed my problem after a few hours of tinkering. I ended up getting my intended results with

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    Taking out the buttons 9 allowd the buttons on the side to be referenced at 6 and 7 correctlly!

    I am stil curious about where ExplorerPS/2 is defined. Becuse I'd like to see support for my 2 scroll wheels. I know that's a lot to ask for but I would like to option to map these to different functions.

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    You could always use Xmodmap to change the function of the button. Just a thought.
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    Well I think first I have to make that button avaliable. I'm interested in finding out the source code to protocol 'ExplorerPS/2'.
    When I go to evn and press my mouse buttons both of my scroll wheels register as buttons 4/5. In windows one scolls fast and the other slow.
    My guess would be that ExplorerPS/2 doens't know how to read the feed back from the mouse and justs wraps any wheel movement in to one wheel. I should be able to add a second wheel option provided I can figure out the signal...

    gehang

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    you maybe want to look at the evdev driver, it's quite an improved design (thank you Red Hat people)
    Why are you not using Fedora Core?


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