I have used the xmodmap technique, I even made a file called .Xmodmap and put it in the start up commands in the gnome tweak tool, but there are still occasions where the buttons don't perform what I specified. I know because opening my terminal and doing "xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap" fixes the behavior to what I need.

Any ideas on what might not be working right here?

  • Any help would rock. – Costa May 13 '14 at 2:10

for linux mint you can use the last post in this topic. http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=208&t=135999 also seems that using different type of loading (kdm or startx) is loading through different files so you should check if realy xinitrc is loaded at all . If not xinitrc then try .xsession may be. I didn't work for me though

Sorry . This should be rather comment but I don't have rights to do comments. How it works for me on linux mint 17:

  1. create remapkey (show have right to run 555 for example) file in /usr/lib/bin/
  2. in start up programs I added

bash /usr/local/bin/remapkey

command to start

  1. in this file I have

xmodmap $HOME/.Xmodmap

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