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Old 08-03-2003, 04:21 PM   #1
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Question Linux & Logitech Cordless Desktop MX?

I want to purchase Suse Linux, but unfortunately Ive no idea if this distribution (or any Linux distribution) supports Logitech Cordless Desktop MX, a combination of Cordless Elite keyboard and Cordless MX700 Optical Mouse. Logitech has only drivers for Windows and Macintosh.
I searched the web, but I found only some links to XOrg, and there I couldnt find anything reguarding Logitech keyboards or mice. So, my question: is there a chance that Linux supports the Cordless Desktop MX?
As you probably noticed, I am a total Newbie in the Linux world, and my english is very bad, too. However I hope some of you were able to understand me and could help me with this problem.
Thanks a lot,
Old 08-03-2003, 04:54 PM   #2
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Well, if they just connect to the normal PS/2 or USB ports, than it should work.

The actual wireless transfer should happen between the basestation and mouse, not on the computer.
Old 08-03-2003, 07:07 PM   #3
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I'm sure it will... I'm using a Logitech Cordless Optical MouseMan and it works sweet.
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I'm using Logitech's MX700 Cordless Optical Mouse (also rechargable)under SuSE 8.2, with no problems at all.
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Thank you for your replies - so I can buy both Linux and the Logitech Cordless Desktop being sure not to throw out my money.
Old 08-09-2003, 07:15 AM   #6
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I am using the MX700 plugged into the regular PS/2 mouse port, not as a USB mouse, this is a dual-boot system with Windows 98. I had trouble with USB mice in general under Windows, so I decided that when booting up with Linux, I would keep the MX700 as a PS/2 mouse.
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ya, i use the logitech wireless keyboard and wireless optical mouse under linux with no problems: u really don't need drivers for either windows or linux because as someone else said, the exchange happens between the hardware peripherals

that said, the drivers are only necessary to get some extra features out of the mice and keyboard (for example, i don't use drivers for either winxp or my linux distros, so i can't use my side button on the mouse or my hotkeys or sound control on my keyboard) but it's not a huge problems *btw, do NOT install logitech drivers on winxp, they fudge up the system and destroy restarts because winxp has some stupid configuration that other windoze systems don't

also, kind of off the subject, r u sure u want to invest into suse right now? try one of the ones u can download so u don't have any regrets later, i suggest either mandrake or redhat (slackware isn't too hard but may seem a little scary, but it is only one cd)

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