If you have to download imwheel then you’ll need to compile it, which means you need gcc the C compiler and its coterie of helpers. Here is the cat: All times are GMT Option ZAxisMapping comes later. A PC that’s modern enough to handle the mouse. Basic knowledge of linux console commands – ls , cd , cp etc. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features.

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Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux? Adding extended input device “Generic Keyboard” type: In the console window, type xmodmap -pp.

Logitech MX mouse 9 Buttons mapping, how to get it work?

It will let you enable Smart Scroll, change resolution. Originally Posted by Gethyn They most certainly won’t bother writing drivers if no-one complains. As you say you’ve already spent a fair bit of time trying to get this working, you may have already seen it, but thought I’d offer the link anyway.

They release Windows versions of their drivers, so there is no reason they can’t release Linux ones too. Adding extended input device “evdev brain” type: There are a variety of these – pick the one you find least hateful.


Logltech until fairly recently Debian stable was still on XFree86 3.

Are you new to LinuxQuestions. A system setup that allows you to login to a text-mode console, rather than a fancy graphical login. Unfortunately, most apps don’t understand buttons 6 and 7 either. Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.

For the interesting details, look at the imwheel man page comes with imwheel itself and the sample imwheelrc configuration file likewise.

You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. A comeplete guide to a Logitech mouse howdies Ive used this guide on Breezy with a MX mouse, I cant complete the guide, but its not completly fruitless.

Linux Compatibility: Logitech MX – Phoronix Forums

If you want to normally login to a console and then start X manually as you’ve been doing during this kerfuffle then it’s easy: It mostly does keyboard mapping, but for no especially obvious reason it also allows you to remap mouse buttons. If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. Moving the mouse counts as X-axis and Y-axis movement. Useful if you want to use the additional buttons for something else.


It’s a big beast, but the important section for our purposes should look something like this:.

The Logitech MX-500 mouse in Linux

BB code is On. Well first off you need to plug your mouse into a USB port, you can’t do anything else in this how to until you do that.

Basic knowledge of linux console commands – lscdcp etc. It will list the current X mouse-button mappings.

Once this is done you can uninstall it if you want via Synaptic. They most certainly won’t bother writing drivers if no-one complains. Visit the following links: Root access to your box.

All times are GMT You also need to know roughly how logiteech linux filesystem tree is set up. I run in xorg. Last edited by tjb; at Other distros presumably have setup tools of their own, which ought to allow you to do this. Linux has changed me