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#1 Condobloke

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 09:39 PM

I have had a logitech mx revolution for many years....really nice fit to my hand....had a few dramas from time to time with software/drivers screwing up....but nothing to keep me awake at nights.

 

Fast forward.....Installed linux mint 17.3....cinnamon desktop......

No drivers for the search function on the mouse......this is important to me

 

(the logitech driver for windows is Set Point)....HERE

 

Also no ability to alter scroll function etc etc

 

What does everybody else use and why ?

 

I would love to be able to find a driver etc to have the mx play nicely again....,

 

 


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 09:48 PM

I use Microsoft arc touch mouse no drivers needed.

 

These may be of some help.

http://mangel312.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/configure-logitech-mx-revolution-extra.html

https://x4dev.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/howto-logitech-mx-revolution-on-ubuntu/



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 10:23 PM

Hopefully you can get that working with what Nick posted.

 

I use a Logitech M525 middle of the road mouse with smooth scroll, no indexing.  Works well with no configuration or drivers.  No real advanced functions that I know of.  The scrolling wheel does move right and left also but don't use it much.


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 06:16 AM

I use some kind of wireless Logitech and I have never had any problems, even with some obscure Linux distros.


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 11:45 AM

I have a logictech m205 wireless that sometimes works perfectly and other times not at all or half works, no ryme or reason.  My scrool whell only goes up or down no side to side.  No drivers need but also no other options that could be changed either.


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Posted 30 May 2016 - 09:32 PM

Update :

 

Seeing I wanted/need something a little upmarket rather than a bog standard mouse.....I elected to go with the only mouse I could find with programmable buttons which actually has DRIVERS for LINUX

 

 
 
 
Roccat Kone Pure Color Edition Polar Blue Core Performance Gaming Mouse

 

and as you can see at the bottom of THIS PAGE  

 

.....there is a download for LINUX drivers...

 

Life is good.


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Posted 31 May 2016 - 01:43 AM

Ironically enough I had more luck with Microsoft mice under Linux as the key bindings on a Microsoft mouse are close to that on their keyboards which also function well under linux

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 01:50 AM

While I think I will be quite happy with the mouse I have purchased......I am still somewhat gobsmacked by the fact that a mouse with drivers specifically for Linux is either not available   (or incredibly hard to find)

 

With the number of linux installations which are already out there, it occurs to me that the economics of either writing the necessary code or manufacturing a specific mouse for Linux would have to have to reasonable.


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 03:40 AM

 

Update :

 

Seeing I wanted/need something a little upmarket rather than a bog standard mouse.....I elected to go with the only mouse I could find with programmable buttons which actually has DRIVERS for LINUX

 

 
 
 
Roccat Kone Pure Color Edition Polar Blue Core Performance Gaming Mouse

 

and as you can see at the bottom of THIS PAGE  

 

.....there is a download for LINUX drivers...

 

Life is good.

 

 

Now, THAT's interesting.

 

I use any mouse I can get my hands on (nearly all wireless, except in the garage) where the batteries haven't run flat - except for Elaine's ... if I did there would be blood on the streets.

 

 

While I think I will be quite happy with the mouse I have purchased......I am still somewhat gobsmacked by the fact that a mouse with drivers specifically for Linux is either not available   (or incredibly hard to find)

 

With the number of linux installations which are already out there, it occurs to me that the economics of either writing the necessary code or manufacturing a specific mouse for Linux would have to have to reasonable.

 

...True. Now if you can just convince the manufacturers to forsake their cosy little deals with Redmond and the like, they could have a viable "niche" market whom would pay the pesos to get a useful product?

 

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 06:03 AM

I've been using a Logitech ZoneTouch T400 for a few years now. Nicest mouse I've ever owned. It doesn't have a scroll 'wheel', as such; it uses a 'mini-touchpad', or 'stroke-strip', as I call it. Capable of horizontal scrolling, as well as the usual stuff. Yes, in Windows you've got to d/l 80 MB-worth of Logitech's SetPoint software to enable all this.....and then half the time it doesn't work.

 

Under Linux, this is supported OOTB (which is brilliant!) In most of them, that is. Some of my Puppies support it, others don't. Is it possible to run the SetPoint software.....and how could you go about it? Any ideas, anyone? Would it work under WINE?

 

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 06:11 AM

I tried Wine......(and at this point I must admit i am not the sharpest pencil in the pack when it comes to figuring something like this out).......and that was a no go with set point. I also tried a program called Crossover...again no go.

 

My son tried the same  (and he is WAY sharper than me !)....and also had no success. So he too bought a Roccat.

 

My logitech revolution mx stands gathering dust....as far as mice go it was the love of my life.

 

I will report back here on the pros and cons of the Roccat Kone Pure Core Performance  Mouse

 

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Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 08:32 AM

I tried Wine......(and at this point I must admit i am not the sharpest pencil in the pack when it comes to figuring something like this out).......and that was a no go with set point. I also tried a program called Crossover...again no go.

Can't use drivers in wine...

 

See this

 

 

 

Wine doesn't support USB yet, and it also doesn't support installing device drivers. So no, you can't use it to install Logitech drivers for Windows on Linux.

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 05:20 PM

Wine doesnt support USB? well better tell my keyboard, mouse and my xbox360 controller that, both work fine under Wine


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Posted 31 May 2016 - 05:33 PM

I don't think you're looking at that the right way Madman. Wine doesn't support USB installations but your native drivers are still active on your system, is what it means.

 

Otherwise the whole premise would be flawed and there would be no Wine.



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Posted 01 June 2016 - 03:53 AM

Hey Brian, want to come for a wee wander and perform an exercise with me?

 

I could call it an “x-ercise” but I don’t make bad puns. :hysterical:

 

You may know by now that “X” governs the visual experience we have with the Linux Desktop and applications. X is administered by x.org, not surprisingly.

 

One of the handy tools with X for your toolkit is called

xinput

At terminal, you can read more about it by entering

man xinput

At time of writing, I am working out of Ubuntu 16.04 MATE, but xinput ships with all Debian-based Distros I know of, including Mint. Likewise with RPM-based ones, eg Fedora 23 I use. On some Distros/in some families, it needs to be, but can be installed from elsewhere (I also use Gentoo-based [Sabayon] and Arch-based [Manjaro]), had to put it on one of them.

 

If you want to come along for the ride (and this is on-Topic), I am going to re-map some mouse functions/keys/buttons using xinput and my wife’s Logitech M560.

 

If you are interested, sing out and we will go further.

 

If not, no probs, and I can use the work I have done so far to go into a Tutorial on xinput and related commands.

 

Cheers

 

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BTW - if you choose to try this, just remind me if you have more than one Linux besides your Rosa Cinnamon in your repertoire.






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