Ubuntu 10.0.04 Microsoft mouse "extended functions" not recognized

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – Related to a question still answered: http://askubuntu.com/questions/240176/mapping-microsoft-mobile-mouse-400... I have a Microsoft-Explorer-Mini-Mouse (which happens to be a good product on Windows) http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-5BA-00001-Explorer-Mini-Mouse/dp/B001F7ARTQ, however Ubuntu only recognizes it as a generic mouse with know thumb (back) button or tilt wheel. On Windows, you'd need to install some additional software for this mouse to enable these "extended" mouse functions. What can we do, on Linux, to make the OS interface with the device in a manner the devi (HowTos)