Can mouse buttons be mapped higher than physical count?

Peter Hutterer mailinglists at
Sun Apr 15 17:14:59 PDT 2007

On 12/04/2007, at 20:26 , Lee P. wrote:
> I currently have three input devices, a PS/2 mouse (Mouse0  
> Corepointer), a USB mouse (usbmouse) and a touchscreen (touchscreen).
> [...]

> If I do an xinput list, I see Mouse0, but if I try something like
> xinput set-button-map Mouse0 4 5 6 1 2 3,
> [...]

> I get an error Unable to find device "Mouse0"

if mouse0 is your core pointer, you won't be able to do much. The  
core pointer is not an extension device. Yet.
xinput can only configure extension devices.


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