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Offline jshorthouse

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Getting Mouse Back Button Working
« on: May 10, 2020, 01:30:40 PM »
Hi all,

I am trying to get the back button of my mouse working (for web browsing etc.). This works fine on my other linux computers.

However, using xev I can see that the back button is just registering as a middle click (button 2). On a computer where this button works I can see that it should be registering as button 8.

In .xsession I have tried increasing the number of mouse buttons to 9, i.e.:

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/usr/local/bin/Xvesa ... -mouse /dev/input/mice,9 ...
however it seems that 7 is the limit. With 7 xmodmap -pp shows 7 buttons, but with anything above 7 it just defaults back to 3.

Is there any way to get the back button working?

Offline jshorthouse

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Re: Getting Mouse Back Button Working
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 04:29:42 PM »
Nevermind, this issue solved itself when I switched to xorg instead.

In xorg xmodmap shows 10 buttons and my mouse back button worked right away without any configuration.