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Old 07-08-2007, 01:53 AM   #1
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wireless Input Devices


Thinking of going wireless (keyboard / mouse). Are they up to scratch in Linux? Any negative issues?

Thanks, Allan
 
Old 07-08-2007, 08:06 AM   #2
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I have a targus wireless mouse. I love it. It has a dongle that plugs into a usb port, and you plug the mouse in to a usb port as well when you need to recharge the battery. I didn't have to set anything up.
 
Old 07-08-2007, 10:17 AM   #3
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I have a targus wireless mouse. I love it. It has a dongle that plugs into a usb port, and you plug the mouse in to a usb port as well when you need to recharge the battery. I didn't have to set anything up.
Thanks; which Linux flavour / s are you using?
 
Old 07-08-2007, 07:32 PM   #4
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I'm using SuSE 10.2 (x86_64). Nearly any Linux distro should work. I think that a wireless mouse presents itself as a usb mouse. If a usb mouse or keyboard works, then a wireless mouse or keyboard should work.

Make sure that the usbhid module is modprobed. Otherwise, the distro should setup the xorg.conf device entry correctly.
 
  


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