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  • #16
    Actually, Logitech did support Linux users back in the days, with their Squeezebox WLAN music player : open source server (coded in PERL) and firmware, FLAC and OGG support, community friendly staff, official wiki, many GPL plugins.
    It was also some really good piece of harware (good connectors, solid box).

    They completely dropped this support last year, replacing high quality Squeezebox models by cheap UE "Smart Radio" models, designed to be controlled from Window 8/Tablet PC/OSX, without even a real configurable multi OS server. What they call "community" now is only a music based "social network", with no info for plugin dev and audiophiles.

    I'm not saying "thank you" to Logitech because they added mouse/keyboard compatibility information on their website, while they dropped Linux support for their best audio product...

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    • #17
      Originally posted by deanjo View Post
      And that is supposed to convince me otherwise
      No. I'm only stating personal experience, like everybody else here.

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      • #18
        I have some strange problems with Logitech mouse. I use a very generic Logitech B100 mouse. When I updated to Kernel 3.8 (linux-image-its-raring) on Ubuntu 12.04, my PC crashes with recursive kernel call when booted. Some inspection suggest the problem start just after the mouse is detected. I disconnect the mouse and the PC booted well. Also when I reconnect while the PC on, it don't crash. But when booting, if the mouse is connected, Kernel crash. A USB device can crash kernel is not what I expected from Linux.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Calinou View Post
          It depends on the product, as always. My G500 and G11 have been fine for 3.5 years already and they do not show any sign of weakness, both work perfectly on Linux (minus the programmable keys on keyboard, which are considered as F-keys... the buttons on the mouse work, that's more important). However, some (wireless) headset I bought from them had a poor (but working) Linux compatibility and broke after a few months of use.

          Overpriced? You can find G500s for less than 45 euros today (there was even one at 28 euros on sale, a few weeks ago). No other "gaming" mouse has better quality/price ratio.
          G500 has THE worst scroll Wheel there is in any Mouse, from aby price range. Specifically - the three buttons tied to it. So, yeah, it lasts, making it a crap that lasts.

          For those who don't know the G500's scroll wheel button needs a damn kilogram of force to actuate and this is only a sample of all of the problems with the wheel. Don't buy it before you fry it for yourself in a shop!

          G500 is only this cheap because it's an old model.

          As for the Linux support. I'll wait until it maniffests itself in the Linux, not on some website or boxes.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Bucic View Post
            For those who don't know the G500's scroll wheel button needs a damn kilogram of force to actuate and this is only a sample of all of the problems with the wheel. Don't buy it before you fry it for yourself in a shop!
            Total bull. I've been playing World of Warcraft with one of my most important abilities bound to the middle mouse button using a G500 for what... 4 years now? Not only has it not broken on me, but I find it extremely easy to activate the button.

            On the other hand, I tried out a Razer Naga for a few months during the middle of 2011 and that shit broke on me literally instantly. If you wanna talk about cheap china plastic crap talk about Razer.

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            • #21
              Has this been mentioned before? Anyway have a look at:

              https://opensource.logitech.com/open...ce_at_Logitech

              My logitech cordless mouse always worked fine, also my webcam but I miss features alike zoom, change resolution etc. Hence I'm still waiting for a logitech
              driver alike on Windows.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                Phoronix: Logitech Begins Supporting Linux Users
                Well. Better late than never, huh? I remember the times when I called their local hotline asking about iirc. a presenter or something... sometimes people would hang up instantly as soon as the L-Word was spoken. Others were clueless but tried to be friendly and even others just guessed "it might work".
                Still I JUST bought a Roccat Kone + last week for a box I was building for mom's birthday. Nice mouse. Okay, there is nothing about fair trade mouses here (there is none besides Nager IT) but well, you can't have everything. And it's totally overkill for mom but I knew they had Linux support and the design is made iirc in Hamburg (.de) so I wanted to support that. And it feels nice under the hand, not too small.
                Anyway, Logitech has a big market share and the HW is normally of good quality (used that brand from the early DOS times) so it's good if they become aware of Linux even though they should have done this much earlier, especially when you see how MS badly f*cked them earlier in the business.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Ishayu View Post
                  Total bull. I've been playing World of Warcraft with one of my most important abilities bound to the middle mouse button using a G500 for what... 4 years now? Not only has it not broken on me, but I find it extremely easy to activate the button.

                  On the other hand, I tried out a Razer Naga for a few months during the middle of 2011 and that shit broke on me literally instantly. If you wanna talk about cheap china plastic crap talk about Razer.
                  WoW? Zone benchmark for Mouse precision...

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Bucic View Post
                    WoW? Zone benchmark for Mouse precision...
                    Correction?:
                    /some

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                      I haven't had a single Logitech mouse or keyboard die on me.
                      Whereas I have had two G7s die on me with the same problem, both within a year. My G5 is fine though.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                        Doesn't change the fact that they still sell overpriced hardware that doesn't last.
                        lol. That guy. Hilarious.

                        For those who don't know the G500's scroll wheel button needs a damn kilogram of force to actuate
                        ?? I've a G500, too and I've nothing bound on the mouse-wheel button because it triggers too easily. Most times when I only scroll through my inventory, it triggers by accident most of the time.
                        Last edited by Detructor; 05-20-2013, 06:13 AM.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by mike4 View Post
                          Has this been mentioned before? Anyway have a look at:

                          https://opensource.logitech.com/open...ce_at_Logitech
                          Reminds me of the infamous Creative Labs open-source web page.

                          http://opensource.creative.com

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Bucic View Post
                            WoW? Zone benchmark for Mouse precision...
                            I thought we were speaking about actuation of the middle mouse button and not mouse precision?

                            I'm going to make a guess that you've never played it competitively. World of Warcraft PvP does require mouse precision for a multitude of reasons.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Ishayu View Post
                              I thought we were speaking about actuation of the middle mouse button and not mouse precision?

                              I'm going to make a guess that you've never played it competitively. World of Warcraft PvP does require mouse precision for a multitude of reasons.
                              MMB is a part of a mouse, isn't it? I'm done with you. I warned others about the G500 and possibly other Logitech mices with the same mechanism. Check it in the store yourself. If it's 'fine' for you, then I highly recommend career as a black smith...

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by mike4 View Post
                                Has this been mentioned before? Anyway have a look at:

                                https://opensource.logitech.com/open...ce_at_Logitech

                                ... also my webcam but I miss features alike zoom, change resolution etc. Hence I'm still waiting for a logitech
                                driver alike on Windows.
                                $ guvcview -o

                                You can make a .desktop file too.

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