I have wonderful news, for those who have an IntelliMouse, or similar mice that have Back and Forward buttons. This used to be a problem with Ubuntu, and this page was devoted to the laborious task of trying to get Ubuntu to recognize those buttons.

With the release of Ubuntu 8.04 — Hardy Heron — the IntelliMouse “just works.” No more installing extra packages from the repository; no more fiddling with xorg.conf; no more creating startup scripts. Ubuntu has finally caught up to Windows in this area.

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