January 12th, 2003, 01:05
Just thought I'd add this. As you can see this is for the M$ IM. Pretty simple actually, but a pain in the arse if you are setting it up to get the wheel to work via trail-and-error.

1. In 'sysinstall' > Configure > Mouse : Set Type to Intellimouse, and Port to PS/2, and 'enable' daemon

2. edit /etc/X11/XF86Config > InputDevice settings to this:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Simple enough. That's it. Just though I'd share, since so many configs actually make this mouse work, but not the wheel.

Also, some have said that they have been able to get PS/2 mice, and M$ IM's to work w/ wheel in PS/2 ports, by disabling the deamon, and setting the protocol to 'intellimouse', and setting the device to 'psm0'. I never could with my PS/2 mouse, but it was crap anyways. What do you expect for $3USD anyways? :?

January 16th, 2003, 04:28
thanks. Remember for the side buttons, like on mine, to set the buttons to 7, and to use the zaxis on buttons 4 5 (well at least for my Logitech). Then, do a xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5" to set the buttons appropriately.

I dont use M$ mice, so I may be mistaken, but arent the newer 7 button mice also Intellimice ?

January 16th, 2003, 12:28
Ah crap. It must have been 3am when I wrote this. :P


I think with IM's to use the IM's side buttons you might have to use imwheel, but I'm not sure. Haven't tried yet.

January 17th, 2003, 16:32
I dont recall installing imwheel. I just use xmodmap to get it all straight. Once I send X the xmodmap command -- all is peachy. The wheel works, and my side button works.

January 17th, 2003, 21:19
Way cool. Gotta write that down in my "book of solutions". :D

January 23rd, 2003, 11:57
Here's one for ya.. you have 5 buttons assigned buttons 4 and 5 are for the wheel mouse.. now the m$ intellimouses have 2 additional buttons on the sides for back and forward (buttons 6 and 7) do you know how to assign those buttons as well?

January 23rd, 2003, 21:29
Should be:

Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"

As Schotty was saying add 'xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5" ' to your starup script. Should be good from there. Might have to use imwheel. Dunno yet. Gonna try here soon.

January 23rd, 2003, 23:10
oh damm i completely missed that.... Verry nice... thanks. i've wondered about that for awhile now..

January 24th, 2003, 14:12
If you look at the bottom at the small red light you can see the flames of hell for buying a M$ product :lol: but good job, I love the extra two buttons :shock:

April 21st, 2003, 11:18
Just thought i would add to this thread..

so you can use the 2 side buttons on your mouse

Using IMWheel you can map buttons to keyboard commands. Then in .xinitrc

xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"
imwheel -k -b "67"

And in .imwheelrc
None, Up, Alt_L|Left
None, Down, Alt_L|Right