Sometimes I get annoyed about a simple problem and want to fix it the right way and have it fixed forever. Right now is such a time.
Middle click stopped working. Not sure when – maybe on my last update or reboot ?
I know what’s wrong – xev tells me that clicking that middle mouse button tells me it thinks it’s button 6 when it should probably think it’s button 3.
Now, in the Old Days you’d tweak xorg.conf and add a funky option.
In the New Days Xorg is trying to be all about not needing xorg.conf and I support that vision. But, what is now the proper way to fix these issues ?
a) is this a bug, and should some hal file provide enough info for this mouse type to do the remapping ?
b) can evdev be configured on the fly and/or permanently to fix this mapping ?
c) which part of the stack is getting it wrong ?
If it helps, this particular machine is on Fedora 12, and the mouse is a simple Dell mouse with two buttons, a scroll wheel (the ‘third button’) and two up/down buttons.