[arch-general] Additional mouse (Lenovo N700) gesture binding

Christian Demsar vixsomnis at fastmail.com
Thu May 14 13:22:08 UTC 2015

On May 14, 2015 5:53:22 AM EDT, Oon-Ee Ng <ngoonee.talk at gmail.com> wrote:
>On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 10:34 AM, Oon-Ee Ng <ngoonee.talk at gmail.com>
>> Firstly, regarding the gestures, here's what I obtain from xinput
>> test. I've also listed which keys these correspond to.
>> Left swipe:-
>> key press   22                  Backspace
>> key press   133                Super_L (left Windows key)
>> key press   37                  Control_L
>> key release 22                  Backspace
>> key release 133                Super_L (left Windows key)
>> key release 37                  Control_L
>> Right swipe:-
>> key press   54                  c
>> key press   133                Super_L (left Windows key)
>> key release 54                  c
>> key release 133                Super_L (left Windows key)
>> How can I bind gestures to the above? Is it possible, for example, to
>> bind keys to a specific input device (so for example I can bind to
>> letter c but only from the mouse, not from my keyboard)? Or something
>> involving xmodmap?
>It's been a month, and off and on I've been looking at this more. It
>appear xkb allows per-device settings, but I've run into several
>First, I can obtain the current settings using xkbcomp $DISPLAY
>file.xkb, I then edit it to replace the letter 'c' with the letter
>To test, when I use file.xkb (xkbcomp file.xkb $DISPLAY) this works as
>expected. Of course, I then reset it to the original behaviour because
>I don't really want to not be able to type the letter c at all.
>However, when I try to specify only a specific device (in my case the
>bluetooth mouse on id 14), this does not seem to change anything. My
>keyboard works the same (c does not change to q) and the mouse also
>outputs c rather than q. However after trying to 'type' c on the
>mouse, my keyboard then outputs q instead of c. This is despite the
>fact that the keyboard should be id 11.
>This behaviour sometimes seems to happen the other way as well, a
>change (c becomes q) in the id 11 keyboard may suddenly affect the
>mouse, not immediately, but after typing some characters for testing.
>Does anyone have any idea what could be going on? Could this all just
>be a limitation of trying to use xkb with a bluetooth mouse?

I can't help you, but I am very interested in this problem. I have an old gaming mouse with additional buttons I'd like to bind.

Perhaps there is a way to do this without the keyboard? There must be a way to define a new button for a mouse. Or perhaps there's a way to do this without X.
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