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Saturday, January 10, 2004

Scroll Buttons Working in Linux

I managed to get the little scroll buttons on my Logitech Marble Mouse to work in Linux. I just had to make sure that my /etc/X11/XF86Config file contained the information from this site in order for it to work. The key was that it has to be going through the PS/2 port with the little adapter thingy. If I tried to use it as USB, it wouldn't work. I'm not sure why. Due to the ephemeral nature of the web, I reproduce the mouse section from XF86Config in its entirety:

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "MouseManPlusPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Buttons" "5"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
    Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"

This will enable those scroll buttons to work and use the left and right button clicked together to emulate a middle button.

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