kensington expert mouse & linux

kensington expert mouse & linux

Post by Phil Galbiat » Sun, 09 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Does anybody know if linux & xFree86 recognise the 3rd & 4th buttons on
the Kensington Expert Mouse 5.0 trackball?  Please cc me if you post a

--Phil Galbiati


1. XFree86 3.3.1 & Kensington Expert Mouse v5

Well, I just downloaded XFree86 3.3.1 recently, and now that I've got my X
desktop looking as it should after a total rm -rf of /usr/X11R6.  However,
for Christmas I recieved a nice new Kensington Expert Mouse v5, a great
4-button trackball.  However, I am having no luck in getting XFree86 to
see all of the buttons.  There are four, to in the top corners, and two in
the bottom corners.  The bottom two are the primary buttons, and I would
like at least one of the top two to work as the 3rd button (cut and
paste).  X sees the top ones just like it sees the bottom ones, and I have
had no luck getting it working with 3 or four buttons.  

Has anyone else expirenced these problems?  Is there currently development
of a driver for this mouse?  Or is there a module that will allow me to
use it with all of it's buttons.  Anyone that knows anything about this
matter, please let me know.


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