[sf-lug] Using "btnx" and "keytouch" to configure pointing devices and keyboards.

RBV GoodWriter2548 at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 6 14:29:56 PDT 2008


I'm posting this in response to a question I was asked about tools for
configuring keyboards and pointing devices under Ubuntu.

The first tool is "btnx". Per bntx's Website, "btnx comes in two parts:
the btnx daemon that does the behind-the-scenes work of managing mouse
button events, and the btnx-config tool, a graphical front end that helps
you configure mouse button actions."

See http://www.linux.com/feature/126295

That page in turn includes a link to the btnx home page:

When I installed btnx, I wasn't able to get the third-party .deb packages
available from the site to work on Ubuntu Feisty. So I used the btnx Web
site's installation instructions to download the source and installation
scripts and used them.

One little "gotcha" then occurred because the btnx installation script
didn't create the /etc/btnx/ directory and copy btnx's mouse-buttons
events file into that directory. So I did that part manually, paying
attention to root ownership of the directories and files, and everything
started working beautifully...

The second tool -- "keytouch" -- enabled me to configure my Logitech
multimedia keyboard . Keytouch is in the Feisty repositories so presumably
is also in later versions of Ubuntu...

Cheers & hope this helps,

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