Logitech Cordless Click! Plus mouse

Logitech Cordless Click! Plus mouse
My “Logitech Cordless Desktop LX700” set came with a “Logitech Cordless Click! Plus” mouse. Its a fancy wireless thing with loads of buttons.
It has the normal left, middle (pressing the wheel) and right buttons.
The wheel acts as buttons 4 and 5 and the two buttons on the thumb side are buttons 6 and 7.
The mouse wheel can also be tiltet left and right by making a sideways motion on the wheel without pressing it down, and there is a separate botton on the top of the mouse, but these buttons don’t appear to send anything to X. Testing with xev gives absolutely nothing.
XFree86 configuration fragments are below the fold. To the the “Logitech Cordless Click! Plus” mouse to work under XFree86 I have added the following section:

Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier "Logitech MX700"
    	Driver 		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
    	Option 		"Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    	Option 		"Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    	Option 		"Buttons" "10"
    	Option 		"ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Even though the number of buttons is set to ten, the last three don’t report anything (tilting the mouse wheel and the top botton). I have no idea why.
I also tried a slightly different configuration, which should work with a Logitech MX100 mouse, but that did’t bring the tilt wheel or the top button to life:

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Logitech MX700 evdev"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Protocol" "evdev"
        Option          "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "ButtonNumber" "10"
        Option          "Buttons" "10"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping" "9 10"
        Option          "Resolution" "800"
        Option          "Device" "/dev/input/event1"
        Option          "Dev Name" "ImExPS/2 Logitech Explorer Mouse"
        Option          "Dev Phys" "isa0060/serio1/input0"

As of now I have absolutely no idea what can be done to get the tilt wheel and the top botton to work.

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4 responses to “Logitech Cordless Click! Plus mouse”

  1. Hendrik Tews avatar
    Hendrik Tews

    I got the logitech cordless click plus working (well, I mean the wheel, the side buttons and the top button work — don’t know what you mean with “tilt wheel”).

    The side buttons deliver Button 6 and 7 events, the top gives Button 8 (and the wheel 4 and 5), without extra xmodmap mappings.

    I use

    Section “InputDevice”
    Identifier “Configured Mouse”
    Driver “mouse”
    Option “CorePointer”
    Option “Protocol” “evdev”
    Option “Dev Name” “Logitech USB Receiver”
    Option “Dev Phys”
    Option “Device”
    Option “Buttons” “8”
    Option “ZAxisMapping” “4 5”

    The trick seems to be to leave “dev phys” and “device” without parameter. For “dev name” I copied the name from “cat /proc/bus/input/devices” (don’t know if it is important).

    I have a 2.6.8 kernel with evdev compiled in (CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV=y) and xfree version (Debian 4.3.0.dfsg.1-14 20050601214810)

  2. Darren Wurf avatar
    Darren Wurf


    the mouse wheel tilts left and right, as well as scrolling up and down – there’s two extra buttons 🙂 it is intended for scrolling left and right in large documents

  3. the kernel doesn’t detect buttons in dmesg so I guess that left and right click are dead

  4. tony_host avatar

    I recently got my Logitech keyboard LX710 keyboard and Mx Revolution mouse working under ubuntu 6.06 . I found the software named hidpoint from http://www.hidpoint.com .The software currently supports other distributions also. software is available for free download http://www.hidpoint.com/download.html

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