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October 1st, 2008, 02:22 AM
If you are running Ubuntu Hardy Heron in a virtual machine, modify the mouse section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf to match the following to get your multi-button mouse, especially the scroll wheel, to work:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "vmmouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Buttons" "8"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7 8"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"

The number of buttons should match your mouse; a basic scroll wheel counts as three buttons; this fancy Logitech G5 has eight.