New Corsair Mice & Keyboards Supported By The Linux 4.11 Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 21 March 2017 at 04:32 PM EDT. 3 Comments
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Coming in late to the Linux 4.11 kernel are support for a few more Corsair gaming peripherals.

Working their way into Linux 4.11 as HID fixes are support for some more Corsair mice and keyboards. First up the HID Corsair drive now supports the Scimitar Pro RGB gaming mouse. 49 lines of code were needed to fix up this mouse for Linux. The Scimitar Pro RGB gaming mouse retails for around $80 USD making it a high-end gaming product and features a 16000 DPI sensor and 12 mechanical side buttons.

Then with a quirk pull is adding support for two Rapidfire keyboards. The Corsair K65RGB Rapidfire Gaming Keyboard (a $170 keyboard with Cherry Red MX mechanical key switches) and Corsair K70RGB Rapidfire Gaming Keyboard (a $130 mechanical gaming keyboard) have their HID quirk fixes in Linux 4.11 for these devices.

This support will be found in this weekend's Linux 4.11-rc4 kernel release and the final Linux 4.11 release come the end of April, albeit these changes are quite trivial compared to the other new features of Linux 4.11.
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