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  • #16
    Originally posted by danne View Post
    It looks a lot like the products marked Linux compatible are the products that don't need specific drivers or software. I hope they plan to actually start providing drivers to hardware that need it.
    True, due to the fact that most keyboards, mice and joysticks use the HID protocol, so they are supported on any platform with a complete HID implementation.

    I think this change on Logitech's website is just a cosmetic change, but I still think it's a good thing as it makes people more aware of products supported under Linux, even though they have been supported all along.

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    • #17
      With Logitech products, specifically their gamepads and such, the functionality is hit or miss. You can have an OpenSUSE box that recognizes a Logitech gamepad perfectly, an Ubuntu box that doesn't recognize all the buttons, and a Fedora box that doesn't recognize it at all. It's a real mess, despite the universal HID stuff.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by TheLexMachine View Post
        With Logitech products, specifically their gamepads and such, the functionality is hit or miss. You can have an OpenSUSE box that recognizes a Logitech gamepad perfectly, an Ubuntu box that doesn't recognize all the buttons, and a Fedora box that doesn't recognize it at all. It's a real mess, despite the universal HID stuff.
        I do agree HID is a mess, even for keyboards and mice. It suffers from high latency and limited key combinations, and is a poorly designed protocol. But I'm surprised you are having so different experiences on the different distributions. The driver is mostly unchanged for the last 15 years (except for fixes like for G25/G27), but it's an optional part of the kernel. For the last 4 years or so Ubuntu has enabled this support, but earlier it only had a simple joystick interface.

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