I am trying to get the forward and back buttons on my Logitech Surface mouse working in openSUSE 11.2 running as a guest in VMware Workstation 7 on a Win7 x64 Pro host. I have read many places about editing the xorg.conf file and have done so successfully under Ubuntu in the past. I have successfully installed VMware Tools and everything is working as expected except the side buttons on the mouse. I have no current xorg.conf file and don’t know where to go from here - can you help me? Thanks!
BUMP - Tons of views…nobody here knows how to do this?
Alright, well, I give up then. Moving to a distro that I can learn a little more about Linux with - Arch.
giving up will not help regardless where you go.
try google and search for something like: xorg.conf examples
Xorg -configure # this would allow you to create a new config file. You need to be root and run while X is not running, ie switch to runlevel 3.
but oh well good luck with arch linux.
Have you tried running sax2 from the Linux virtual machine? That should detect your mouse, configure your display, and generate an xorg.conf file for you.
On Thu, 2010-01-07 at 17:46 +0000, mreed234 wrote:
> Have you tried running sax2 from the Linux virtual machine? That should
> detect your mouse, configure your display, and generate an xorg.conf
> file for you.
Input devices in oS 11.2 are auto detected (this is why Sax 2 is going
away). However, with that said, it doesn’t get things quite right.
In the case of VSphere 4, I had to switch the mouse driver for my
oS 11.2 guest to use the vmmouse mouse driver… BUT, in order to
get that processed by xorg.conf, you have to go to the ServerFlags
area of your xorg.conf and set the option “AutoAddDevices” “off”.
I’m not saying this will help the OP… in my case it was necessary
to get the wheel to behave properly when running oS 11.2 as VSphere 4
I have no idea about multi-button (esp. buttons above 4/5… which
is the wheel) and VMware.