Re: Problems with "launch at startup" script

Around about 15/05/14 16:43, rastersoft scribbled ...
I'm using gnome shell since version 3.2. I also have a logitech mouse
with zillions of buttons, and I have the problem that I hate to have the
third button in the mouse wheel, so I've been using xmodmap in a startup
script to put it in another button. The specific script is:

xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 13 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 2"

I have a Logitech Performance MX on which I like to swap the middle button for the thumb one. I used to use a judiciously placed xmodmap like yours into X11's startup (and also, previously, xorg.conf) but these methods have started failing over time with newer and newer X11/gdm/GNOME setups.

  I currently have (Fedora 20/GNOME 3.10):


xinput list | sed -ne 's/^.*Logitech Unifying Device.*id=\([0-9]*\).*pointer.*/\1/p' | while read id
map=$(xinput get-button-map $id | sed -e 's/ 2 / TWO /g' -e 's/ 8 / 2 /g' -e 's/ TWO / 8 /')
        xinput set-button-map $id  $map


[Desktop Entry]
Name=Swap mouse buttons
Comment=Swap middle and thumb mouse buttons

You'll need to ID your mouse device from the “xinput list” output, and adjust the script accordingly (plus change the 8s to 13s for your case).

This will work for a given user (it's not global) and will need to be triggered again (run the swap command from <Alt-F2>¹) if you unplug or otherwise reset USB during a login. I've yet to add anything that catches USB insertions and does it automatically as it's too rare to bother with.

¹ - You could also copy/link the desktop file to ~/.local/share/applications/ so that it shows up in the gnome-shell applications overview instead.

[phoenix fnx ~]# rm -f .signature
[phoenix fnx ~]# ls -l .signature
ls: .signature: No such file or directory
[phoenix fnx ~]# exit

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