btnx doesn't work. unresolved dependencies.

Bug #463128 reported by michaelcole on 2009-10-29
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btnx (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: btnx

Hi, I wanted something to configure my extra mouse buttons.

Applications -> Ubuntu Software Center
Search for "Mouse button"
btnx looked interesting, so I installed it.
Applications -> System Tools -> btnx -> Error Dialog:
  Error: no keycode file
  btnx-config needs the file /etc/btnx/events to run. Make sure you have installed btnx first, and that the file exists.

At their website: http://www.ollisalonen.com/btnx/ there are two packages. I'm guessing ubuntu has just packaged btnx-config

$ sudo aptitude install btnx
Setting up btnx (0.4.11-2ubuntu1) ...
Starting btnx : Button Extension - mouse button rerouter daemon
 btnx: uinput modprobed successfully.
 btnx: Could not read the config manager file: No such file or directory
Segmentation fault
btnx failed to start (error code 139) - try btnx-config

Application -> System Tools -> btnx

This tool isn't n00b friendly, but I got it to work. Crazy confusing detection steps. Had to restart server to save new keys.

Got it to work though. How Ubuntu got it's buttons back :-)

At a minimum, a packaging and dependency error.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Oct 29 00:14:24 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: btnx (not installed)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: btnx
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic x86_64

another_sam (anothersam) wrote :

Same "btnx-config needs the file /etc/btnx/events to run" here with Ubuntu 10.10 Beta.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in btnx (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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