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Old 05-30-2007, 04:39 PM   #16
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I have no problem whatsoever with wireless keyboards/mice combos from Gyration and Microsoft on various computers, the older of which is five years old. Of course, the multimedia keys do not work and there is no official support (!) but USB peripherals has been built in the kernel for quite a while.
Old 05-30-2007, 05:40 PM   #17
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why not just use wired mouse and keyboards? saves on batteries and troubles :P
Old 05-30-2007, 05:48 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by wendea
why not just use wired mouse and keyboards? saves on batteries and troubles :P
Because, it is sometimes useful to have a keyboard and mouse with your living room MythTV system, for instance. Have you scrolled a list of 100 artists or entered a search field with your remote control? I thought so.
Old 06-01-2007, 07:06 AM   #19
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After reading this thread I realize just much Linux has advanced, I have a Logitech wireless usb keyboard and mouse, I am using Sidux, I have had no problem with this keyboard,mouse just plug and play.
No setup was required.
Old 06-02-2007, 06:33 PM   #20
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Lookingfor linux-friendly wireless keyboard/mouse

I am using a Logitech S510 Keyboard/mouse wireless setup through an old Linksys KVM switch. The Logitech wireless adapter has a USB to P/S2 adapter on the keyboard cable.

One computer on the KVM switch is set up as Windows XP and the other is currently Kubuntu 7.04. The Kubuntu does not recognize some of the special keys on the keyboard but that was expected since Logitech does not support and Linux distribution.

I did find that you have to boot up Kubuntu with the KVM cables plugged into the keyboard and mouse ports. During early experiments with linux, I was using an old keyboard and mouse plugged into the Linux machine. I was surprised that when I had everything working, I replaced the old keyboard and mouse with the KVM and nothing was working. Fortunately, I rebooted and now I had keyboard and a mouse.
Old 07-20-2007, 11:15 PM   #21
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Just got Microsoft wireless 700 desktop keybd & mouse, plugged it in, works nicely on both Fedora C6 and WinXP.
No probs yet!
Old 07-21-2007, 11:22 AM   #22
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My creative wireless desktop 8000 works great, even without any software for it.

Another good point is the fact that it takes only ONE usb port for BOTH the kb and mouse.
Old 07-21-2007, 12:14 PM   #23
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I've been using a wireless Logitech r-yaj56a keyboard mouse combo. (Think that's the right model number) Was a cheapie from WalMart, but seems to work ok. Eats batteries like popcorn, but haven't had any problems with it. I've never tried to setup the extra buttons. I do have it plugged into the ps2 ports.
Old 07-21-2007, 01:41 PM   #24
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Logitech doesn't support Linux but Linux supports Logitech. Like someone else said, get the USB version (not bluetooth) and enable "legacy USB support" in your BIOS and it'll work just like a wired keyboard.
Old 08-02-2007, 11:53 AM   #25
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Question question

I have a wireless USB/PS2 keyboard and mouse, and I was wondering if I couldn't use M$ wireless products. I'm, unfortunately, a linux noob, but any help would be appreciated.

Wireless Reciever: Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Reciever 3.0A
Linux Distro: Ubuntu 7.04
Old 09-29-2008, 11:03 PM   #26
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Thumbs up Adesso wireless keyboard/mousepad combo

Adesso model WKB-4000 US Works great with Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron). Plug and Play. Works to pick the OS choice as well (between Windows and Linux). Flawless operation. Haven't tried BIOS.
Old 12-24-2008, 05:42 PM   #27
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Bought Logitech Wireless Keyboard / Mouse S520

I bought the Logitech S520 (USB). Plugged it into my Asus Eee 900 and it worked without having to do anything extra.

I'm new to Linux based OSs, so I was surprised how easy it was to get it working.

My Linux is Debian. (Don't know how to tell which version... yet)

By the way, the ASUS (baby) computers are great. I have mine connected to a VGA out to a 27" monitor/TV. With the wireless keyboard and mouse, it's the best of both worlds. Paid $299 for the Eee900 at Target.
Old 12-22-2016, 01:29 PM   #28
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I use a Logitech M185 Wireless mouse with matching wireless keyboard on my Mint 18.1. Have not had a single problem.


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