Logitech LX7 Cordless Mouse working in Ubuntu


Ok after a few weeks of tweaking I finally got this nice little cordless mouse working as good as I can get it to work.

Xorg.conf settings:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "10"

then use xmodmap to map the buttons:
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 4 5 8 9 6 7"

Now we need to make a startup script so this works when we restart and don’t have to go doing all this silly typing.

So I created a launcher with the xmodmap script as an “Application in Terminal” then “System”=>”Preferences”=>”Sessions” then click “New” on “Startup Programs” and the browse for the Launcher you just created!


2 thoughts on “Logitech LX7 Cordless Mouse working in Ubuntu

  1. hi! the xmodmap command returns me this warning:

    ” Warning: Only changing the first 9 of 32 buttons. ”

    any suggestion?

  2. I have no idea. I’ve stopped using ubuntu… so I’m not going to be much help. For all the mac heads out there, the logitech software (to get all the buttons to work as expected) totally screws with the mate command for TextMate. The logitech software is also buggy as hell.

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