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BTNX

BTNX

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (8) Updated: 2008-08-02
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NAME

btnx - Button Extension - a GNU/GPL mouse tool for GNU/Linux  

SYNOPSIS

/etc/init.d/btnx start|stop|restart  

DESCRIPTION

btnx is a daemon that enables rerouting of mouse button events through uinput as keyboard and other mouse button combinations. For example, you can configure an extra mouse button to send a Ctrl+Alt+Right command to switch workspaces. This is especially useful for mice with more buttons than Gnome or KDE can properly handle, or mice that need evdev and a 100 step howto to register button events at all.

Actually btnx integrates revoco, a program that allows changing MX Revolution's wheel behavior, but in the Debian version the revoco functionality has been removed because it doesn't have a clean license.

btnx is best configured by using btnx-config, which is needed anyway. btnx requires btnx-config to work, because btnx-config also detects your mouse and its buttons. This combination should work for just about any mouse.

You need to run btnx-config and use it to configure btnx at least once, before the btnx-daemon can successfully start.

 

AUTHOR

btnx was written by Olli Salonen <oasalonen@gmail.com>.

This manual page was created by Philipp Huebner <debalance@arcor.de> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).  

SEE ALSO

btnx-config(8x)


 

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