MS Wireless Intellimouse 2.0 Fwd/bk buttons do not work.

Bug #47560 reported by denzilla74
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imwheel (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Wheel, motion and both right/left buttons work fine. the two side buttons, which serve as fwd/bk with web browsers do not function.

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Kenrick (kenrickt) wrote :

I can confirm that I have the same problem with the same mouse. Using Dapper 6.06.

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Kristian (kmk) wrote :

I can confirm the bug too... This is quite annoying when using Opera (or other browsers) for web surfing. A fix posted here did work for Firefox, but not for Opera.

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Kristian (kmk) wrote :

Sorry about reposting... But I forgot to mention that I'm using the MS IntelliMouse (first version) and Dapper 6.06.

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IbeeX (ibrkanac) wrote :


same here Edgy amd64, I have IntelliMouse with 2 side buttons, and xev reports them as 8,9 even mouse have only 7 buttons, it would be nice if it can bee recognized during installation, also mouse is connected to PS2 port

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Burkay Genc (bgenc-uwaterloo) wrote :

I am using a IM2.0 Explorer on Feisty 64 bit and I have the same problem.
It would be nice if the extra 2 buttons were recognized during installation and
we could use them in different applications (especially the upcoming Beryl).

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Paul Dufresne (paulduf) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.
Assigning to imwheel.
Are you using imwheel or expecting it to work out of the box?

Any news with a more recent version?

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Pascal De Vuyst (pascal-devuyst) wrote :

This is the same problem as described in bug #127514.
In bug #127514 I have described the problem in detail, therefore closing this bug as a duplicate of bug #127514. Please add further comments in that bug report.

Changed in imwheel:
assignee: dufresnep → pascal-devuyst
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

It does not seem to be the same as 127514, because the bugs deal with two different mouse drivers.

However, they do have some similarity in that both are symptoms of X not properly autodetecting things. Still, I believe they are separate bugs.

Changed in imwheel:
assignee: pascal-devuyst → nobody
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