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Old 09-13-2003, 08:49 AM   #1
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Logitech® Cordless Desktop® Optical --- How to use "The Extra Buttons" in Linux


The topic actually says most of it.

I have the Logitech® Cordless Desktop® Optical keybord and mouse, and I would like to be able to use my extra buttons on the keybord in linux just as it is possible on the windows systems. The problem is that logitech doesn't make drivers for linux. Does anyone know of a way so I can use these buttons?
 
Old 09-14-2003, 10:11 AM   #2
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Maybe this will help:

http://student.cosy.sbg.ac.at/~wdiet.../logitech.html

You don't need any drivers. X-windows can take of interpreting the extra keys.

P.S. How you get the keystrokes to launch applications depends on your window manager. Most have a utility program or config file which lets you do that. See the above link and references in there for an example.

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Old 09-14-2003, 10:22 AM   #3
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Thank you very much, ill try that out later tonight.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 06:08 PM   #4
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Angry

You seems to be lukier than me.

How did you made your mouse work ?

It doesn't seem to be the right thread, but maybe you can help
I've just installed a Mandrake version and couldn't find a suitable mouse type to chose.

The keyboard is working just fine. Don't need any extra keys ... for now.

As funny as it sound, I chose USB wheel mouse type, but when I was testing it, when moving the mouse it was showing me the wheel moving, and some cursor moves, but totaly wrong ones ...

Just to mention, it is my first linux installation ...
 
Old 09-23-2003, 11:25 PM   #5
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I'm in the same boat with slackware first linux install. anyone know which are the correct options to shoose with the cordless freedom plugged in with ps/2? Also should it work with a kvm switch attatched?
 
Old 09-23-2003, 11:44 PM   #6
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for the keyboard keys try using lienakd its a very useful program to configure your keys. And for the mouse just use the USB to PS/2 converter that came with your mouse it would save you a lot of trouble
 
Old 10-07-2003, 11:47 AM   #7
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Mandrake

I've got Mandrake 9.1 installed but I can't use my mouse - or even config. - so if n1 knows how to do it will be wellcame.

The Kb & Mouse is a Logitech® Cordless Desktop® Optical keybord and mouse. The Kbd it's fine the mouse is the trouble...


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Old 10-08-2003, 10:57 AM   #8
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just connect both cables on PS/2. it's working for me ... it will definitely save you a lot of time looking for usb drivers.
You should have a USB to PS/2 converter in the pkg.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 12:05 PM   #9
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Tnx Pal,

Nway I 'get the picture' and it now working....

Rgds

Jose
 
Old 10-08-2003, 03:47 PM   #10
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maroonbaboon

I didn't have time to look back into this before today, I have been searching without luck on how to finish the last part of getting the keystrokes to actually do something, in the example the last part is done for the sawfish window manager... any idea on how I can do that for the KDE window manager?
 
Old 10-08-2003, 04:30 PM   #11
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After even more searchin I finally found it. To make keybindings in KDE other than the default ones, use

kmenuedit

 
Old 10-09-2003, 09:19 AM   #12
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Hi lhj - didn't know you were running KDE desktop. In my KDE version (3.1.2) you can go Control Centre-->Regional and Accessibility-->Keyboard Layout, where there is an option to select the Logitech keyboard.

I have a pretty simple keyboard, so have never tried this out to see exactly what it does.

There is lots of other customisation you can do with that section of the Control Centre.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 07:19 PM   #13
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Hi maroonbaboon,

yeah I was in there to look around, but as far as i can tell you cant put shortcuts to anything else than those events already in the menu. Kmenuedit is a way around that problem, perhaps not the best solution, but its the only I know of, and most importantly... it works
 
  


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