Problem configuring my mouse

Clemens Wacha clemens.wacha at
Tue Mar 16 09:10:18 GMT 2004

Am Die, den 16.03.2004 schrieb Laurent Rathle um 00:58:
> Hello,
> I can't change the buttons of my mouse from "right handed" to "left handed". 
> It's all greyed so I can't check anything. Which is the file in which I can 
> find these settings ? Perhaps it's corrupted ? It's a new install of Kde 3.2 
> with a new Mandrake 10.

I have not Idea where KDE is storing this data but you can invert them
"by hand" using xmodmap (a standard xfree tool)

to display the current situation

xmodmap -pp

to change them

xmodmap -e "pointer = 3 2 1"

The changes take effect immediately

to make them permanent create the file .xmodmap in your home and add
pointer = 3 2 1

and add a script to Autostart folder which executes
xmodmap .xmodmap

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