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  • Logitech supports linux!

    I had to snicker when I looked at Logitech's site today. They have added a linux selection box..... when you check it, this is what you find....



    Oh well, it's a start. At least they have a linux selection box in their search which is better then most sites.

  • #2
    Thanks for heads-up, I confirm this. Although, its funny they captioned it as "Linux compatible" instead of simply "Linux". Well at least its top on the list xD
    But the most problematic device from them, acutely needing Linux support is Universal Receiver (Universal Dongle). That 2.4 nano-receiver, that currently requires windows just to assign a wireless input device to it... :/

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    • #3
      Originally posted by brosis View Post
      Thanks for heads-up, I confirm this. Although, its funny they captioned it as "Linux compatible" instead of simply "Linux". Well at least its top on the list xD
      But the most problematic device from them, acutely needing Linux support is Universal Receiver (Universal Dongle). That 2.4 nano-receiver, that currently requires windows just to assign a wireless input device to it... :/
      Is that even still needed since this came about? http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTM2MDE

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      • #4
        Some of there mice actually has a Tux on the side of the box next to the Windows and Mac logo. I also found that the for about 40 mice (color variation) and about 5 keyboards, list them as Linux compatible to there sales channels.

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        • #5
          With mice I long ago just switched to bluetooth mice. A bit more expensive but never a problem with linux and it co-exists better with WiFi. And in my experience the battery life is much longer too.. Another bonus is that most laptops already have a bluetooth adapter so you don't lose a USB socket.

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          • #6
            In Norway, the only product with Linux support so far is the Squeezebox Boom, but I expect this to get updated over time.

            BTW, whatever happened to all the joysticks and steering wheels from Logitech? All the products seem to have disappeared around Dec 2012?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by accumulator View Post
              With mice I long ago just switched to bluetooth mice. A bit more expensive but never a problem with linux and it co-exists better with WiFi. And in my experience the battery life is much longer too.. Another bonus is that most laptops already have a bluetooth adapter so you don't lose a USB socket.
              Except that most if not all desktops don't come with support for bluetooth.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by accumulator View Post
                With mice I long ago just switched to bluetooth mice. A bit more expensive but never a problem with linux and it co-exists better with WiFi. And in my experience the battery life is much longer too.. Another bonus is that most laptops already have a bluetooth adapter so you don't lose a USB socket.
                I'd love to have all bluetooth mice however there is a real shortage of quality bluetooth mice out there. Most of them are form factored as small portable mice for laptops. Another annoying thing that I found is that only a few can handle multi-os switching without having to re-pairing all the time (my logitech v470 handles multios's just fine but my MS Sculpt Touch requires re-pairing every time I flip OS's).

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
                  Except that most if not all desktops don't come with support for bluetooth.
                  $5 usb dongles can be found everywhere.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by efikkan View Post
                    BTW, whatever happened to all the joysticks and steering wheels from Logitech? All the products seem to have disappeared around Dec 2012?
                    Still available here,

                    http://www.logitech.com/en-ca/gaming/wheels
                    http://www.logitech.com/en-ca/gaming/joysticks
                    http://www.logitech.com/en-ca/gaming/controllers

                    The types of PC Games however that utilize joysticks and joypads are nearly non-existent now however and I could see Logitech phasing them out completely.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                      I'd love to have all bluetooth mice however there is a real shortage of quality bluetooth mice out there. Most of them are form factored as small portable mice for laptops.
                      The M555b has a nice medium size. Still widely available AFAICS. Had to get used to the metal scroll wheel though, but now it's my favourite scrollwheel style.

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                      • #12
                        Logitech on Linux - so what?

                        So Logitech is tying to woo the Linux community!!

                        I would gues that most people have had the same experiences of Logitech as I - the stuff is pure rubbish.

                        Another of these 'trader' companies that buy up the efforts of real engineering creativity, sack the engineers, export the production to the cheapest, nastiest factories on the planet, package it in sexy boxes, get in spotty marketing morons, and flood the shops with the resultant junk.

                        I can't think of how many mice, keyboards, remotes, game panels etc that I and my friends have bought from Logitech - only to have them fail within weeks, and then find out that after-sales support is somewhere in Mars, with no phones, email, or staff.

                        Linux is about excellence - we should discourage Logitech, not applaud their latest marketing spasm.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by accumulator View Post
                          The M555b has a nice medium size. Still widely available AFAICS. Had to get used to the metal scroll wheel though, but now it's my favourite scrollwheel style.
                          They don't even list a single bluetooth mouse in their current line up in Canada.

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                          • #14
                            Squeezebox support has been dropped last year. So Logitech is not "adding" Linux support. It's dropping it, as long as Squeezebox were the only product they really supported with proper server, firmware, and community help.

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                            • #15
                              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.

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