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I have a gaming mouse (specifically Genius DeathTaker) and its Windows driver. The configuration app (e.g. setting the meaning of the buttons) runs fine under wine. However, when I click "Apply", nothing happens.

I believe it has something to do with the fact that wine does not "see" the mouse at all.

I found out that there is a folder for mapping devices from Linux to wine. So

ls -l ~/.wine/dosdevices/

has the following output:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 user user 10 Jan 22 19:38 c: -> ../drive_c
lrwxrwxrwx 1 user user 10 Feb 15 16:23 com1 -> /dev/ttyS0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 user user 10 Feb 15 16:23 com2 -> /dev/ttyS1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 user user 10 Feb 15 16:23 com3 -> /dev/ttyS2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 user user 10 Feb 15 16:23 com4 -> /dev/ttyS3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 user user  1 Jan 22 19:38 z: -> /

Next, I found that if I do

cat /dev/input/mouse0

and start moving the mouse, I see characters appearing in my console. So I read this forum post, but even after that I don't know what to do.

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  • So mouse doesn't work? Does it work in windows without configuration/drivers? If not, first problem is that linux probably don't have a driver for it… – val is still with Monica Feb 15 '19 at 19:19
  • The mouse itself works, the problem occurs when I try to assign functionalities to its buttons. – karlosss Feb 15 '19 at 22:32
  • Configuration utility just does nothing? Try to echo ooo > /dev/input/mouse0 and look at error message. But I think that it isn't problem with access but with fact that windows use different driver for it and wine doesn't emulate (yeah, in this case it IS emulation) it. – val is still with Monica Feb 16 '19 at 7:59
  • sudo echo ooo > /dev/input/mouse0 says bash: /dev/input/mouse0: Permission denied. Kindof expected (at least in my point of view), since mouse is an input device. I solved the problem in the meantime by downloading virtualbox, installing windows into it, installing the driver and successfully updating the mouse. However, it is not a very nice approach. – karlosss Feb 16 '19 at 9:19
  • You make a common mistake here: sudo echo ooo > /dev/input/mouse0 executes echo as root, but writes as user! Try echo ooo | sudo tee /dev/input/mouse0 instead. – val is still with Monica Feb 16 '19 at 12:18

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