ch0wned – Getting a Logitech G500 Mouse and all its Buttons Working in Redhat EL5

Written by max on February 4, 2011

ch0wned. adj. This is the state when you are a Linux user and don’t have root access. Ok, so technically for this edition of ch0wned you need to have root :-P Hint – Sys admins usually like beer.

Intro

You have a Logitech G500 or other multi-button mouse and want to get all the buttons working. These mice use the evdev driver in xserver. Unfortunately, Redhat EL5 ships with a very buggy version 1.0.0.5-5 !!!

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