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Old 04-03-2013, 05:09 PM   #16
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Logitech offers some versions of some products that tend to work with a single unified dongle. Not all their devices do work like that. Not all of their devices work with all the advertised features in linux.

Many of there devices can be used in linux with no intervention at all. Many work also at bios time and work well with standby and hibernate.

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Old 04-03-2013, 07:49 PM   #17
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Thanks, jefro.

I have two Logitech wireless keyboards (long story, but it's useful to have a second one when the first one's battery needs recharging) and a Logitech touchpad. Each requiring its own dongle, the three devices use up three USB slots, and I'm feeling the crunch. I'd switch out the dongles for the two keyboards, since I use only one keyboard at a time, but I'm pretty sure I'd end up losing them, if I were to shuffle them that way.

So is unifying software -- software that would enable me to use multiple Logitech devices through a single dongle, as is offered by Logitech for other OSes -- something that could come only from Logitech? (The phrase "proprietary software" comes to mind.) Or could that software be written by a Linux enthusiast independent of Logitech?

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Old 04-03-2013, 08:23 PM   #18
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See if the script posted here works for linux. http://askubuntu.com/questions/11398...iver-supported


Simple to use a usb hub since mice and keyboard don't need high speed usb.
 
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:47 PM   #19
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jefro -- Thank you so much for the link. It was just the sort of information I hadn't been able to find on my own -- though askubuntu.com seems a pretty obvious resource, in retrospect, and I wonder how I managed to miss it.

Anyway, the linked page itself had good information, and it also had several links pointing toward different sorts of other helpful information. Somewhere in all that, I got it that I could use Windows plus Logitech's unifying software to unify my devices to work with the single receiver. I still had to spend about an hour on the phone with Logitech, because Windows XP, the tech finally divulged, doesn't have innate support for USB 3, which Logitech's receivers are designed to -- use? I'm not sure of the proper verb there, since I don't quite understand it. Finally, we downloaded extra software and got the devices unified, and, serendipitously and unexpectedly, the unification carried over to the Linux machine.

I'm very pleased to have success.

Thanks again to you and to everyone else for your help.
 
  


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