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Logitech m570 Centos 7 review

December 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Easiest way to change side buttons (or any other button in that matter) behaviour for logitech m570 trackball mouse under linux is xbindkeys.

Unfortunately this package is not available for centos 7 ( i do not know why  or if its replaced with another mechanism )  google search return absolutely no results.

So to get around this problem you have to install :

xautomation-1.07-3.fc19.x86_64.rpm
xbindkeys-1.8.5-4.fc19.x86_64.rpm

These are fedora 19 packages but works under centos 7. You can not install fedora 20 or 21 packages as they require libpng16.so.16 and that package is not available under centos as well

After you install above packages create .xbindkeysrc file under your home directory and paste below lines:

"xte 'key Page_Up'"
b:9

"xte 'key Page_Down'"
b:8

now start xbindkeys

[bakim@marko ~]$ xbindkeys

and test your mouse your side keys will act as key up and key down

Also with this setup side keys will act as back and forward button in firefox if you click them while you are holding scroll wheel.

Some useful xte key codes, this keys are case sensitive:

Home
Left
Up
Right
Down
Page_Up
Page_Down
End
Return
BackSpace
Tab
Escape
Delete
Shift_L
Shift_R
Control_L
Control_R
Meta_L
Meta_R
Alt_L
Alt_R
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