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rat 5 mouse ubuntu 12.04 r.a.t. 5 mouse ubuntu 12

a guest May 15th, 2012 2,732 Never
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  1. Getting the R.A.T. 5 mouse to work in Ubuntu can be a BITCH.
  2. Here is what I did. Please note if the mouse becomes unresponsive during this process simply click the cyborg logo button to the left of the left click button till it become responsive again (you're going to be doing this alot!).
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  4. click Dash Home
  5. type terminal
  6. click terminal
  7. type "sudo gedit" hit enter (enter your root password when prompted)
  8. copy and paste this text into gedit
  9.  
  10. Section "InputClass" Identifier "Mouse Remap" MatchProduct "Saitek Cyborg R.A.T.5 Mouse" MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*" Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 2 9 10 11 12 0 0 0" EndSection
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  12. click save, in the name field put /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/rat5custom.conf
  13. click save
  14. close gedit
  15. in terminal window type exit and hit enter
  16. click the gear icon in the upper right hand corner
  17. click shutdown
  18. click the reboot button
  19. when the system comes back up your mouse should work!
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