Microsoft touch explorer mouse middle mouse button not working on Linux Mint 14 KDE

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I am trying to get a Microsoft touch explorer mouse working on Linux Mint 14 KDE. The middle mouse button is not registered at all. I tried xev and pressing the middle mouse button does not trigger any output. Below is some information printed using xinput. The 'offending' mouse is the input device with id=10'. >> xinput -list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ↳ PS/2 Generic Mouse id=15 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ (HowTos)