Logitech MX-500 on Ubuntu 6.06

17 Jul
  1. Open your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
  2. Comment out the “InputDevice” part for the mouse. Add these lines:
    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Logitech MX500"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "InputFashion" "Mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Buttons" "10"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Resolution" "800"
    Option "CorePointer"
    Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7"
  3. In the “ServerLayout” section change the mouse line to
    InputDevice "Logitech MX500"
  4. Optionally, comment out “stylus”, “cursor” and “eraser”, as they refer to the tablet.
  5. Save the file. Press CTRL+ALT+Backspace to restart GNOME.

Posted by on July 17, 2006 in Linux, Ubuntu


6 responses to “Logitech MX-500 on Ubuntu 6.06


    January 24, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    THANK a lot

  2. Dan

    February 14, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks for the advice. However, the above did not work for me. But, while tinkering, I discovered that one line did work: “ButtonMapping” “1 2 3 6 7”

    I added that line to what already existed in xorg.conf and now some of my mouse buttons work (ie Back and forward).

    Thanks for your help!

  3. SirReal

    April 22, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    Worked like a charm! Make sure you insert this text with correctly (with the proper quote characters) or X won’t start and you’ll have to use the recovery console to fix it.

  4. Colin

    May 4, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    Works great!!
    Nice, easy, best fix I could find. Thanks.

  5. Geekasso

    June 13, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks a lot! Worked for my MX Revolution

  6. mael

    September 22, 2007 at 9:49 am

    back and forward buttons are working! thanks!


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