__/ [ markm66@xxxxxxxxx ] on Monday 27 February 2006 00:54 \__
> Are there any mice(5+buttons) that come with Linux drivers (Suse 10 in
> this case)?
> I am new to Linux and find that something this basic is frustrating
> after the ease of which I can get mice working on my Windows PC(XP) and
> my Mac(OSX 10.4.5).
> I know I can hack files to make the extra buttons work but surely in
> this day and age there is a better way and surely there are some mice
> manufacturers somewhere that support Linux ?
Getting such mice to work should not be /that/ hard (see
http://llg.cubic.org/docs/mouse.html ). Looking at YaST in SuSE 9.3, I don't
see multi-button (>5 signals) mice in the list of default devices. The
"Mouse" section in control panel does not appear to allow configuration of
extra buttons either.
>From a recent discussion I know that X supports up to 15 (or 16) signals
(/buttons), which is more than other platforms like Windows support. I
suggest you look at the URL above. Perhaps someone can shed more light on
this or point to a manufacturer that provides GUI software for Linux which
achieves this trivially.
Hope it helps,