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Update to Fedora 17 breaks Xmodmap settings

asked 2012-05-25 02:17:12 -0600

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Hi there,

up to Fedora 16 I used my .Xmodmap to implement natural scrolling (reversed mouse wheel). Since F17 this is still working, but not for all apps. Evolution Mail and GEdit are examples of apps that do not obey Xmodmap any more. I opened already an bug at Bugzilla to learn that F17 introduced Xinput2 which should be the culprit. Some Apps use this new method to access input devices directly.

Question: how can I tune and configure xinput2 so that evolution and other "new" apps will obey those settings. I tried:

xinput set-button-map <id> 1 2 3 5 4

but this has the same effect as my ~/.Xmodmap and works only for the same apps as Xmodmap does. E.g. Evolution seems unaffected by this (or do I have to reboot after applying xinput settings for those new apps)?

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answered 2012-09-06 06:41:07 -0600

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thank you for this advise. This solution seems to work but for touchpads only and will not resolve my issues with the mousewheel not beeing reversed consistently in all applications.

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answered 2012-09-01 10:41:56 -0600

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