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Old 11-08-2018, 12:00 PM   #1
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Looking for OFFICIAL hardware support


Hello, Everyone,

Are there any keyboard and/or mouse companies that make their software in Linux versions? By software I am referring to things like Razer Synapse, Logitech Options, etc.

I have looked at the hardware vendors I know, and so far no luck, so I figured I would check here.

Please note that I am looking for software released by the actual hardware manufacturer, and I am not looking for alternatives or workarounds.

Thanks!
 
Old 11-08-2018, 05:38 PM   #2
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Look on their sites. I've downloaded Linux drivers from Logitech's site. I've even found Linux drivers on the sites of some cheap generic hardware, though not all.
 
Old 11-08-2018, 11:48 PM   #3
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As far as I know Logitech does not support linux. In general, you will probably find most linux hardware compatibility lists out of date including the one on this site and probably have little or no information on vendor supplied drivers except maybe for wireless devices or printers.

There probably are some vendors out there but except for a HCL of some sort finding that information is not an easy task.
 
Old 11-09-2018, 05:04 AM   #4
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my experience is that some vendors print linux compatibility on their packages, others don't, but it has very little meaning.
i had peripherals that did not work under linux despite saying they do, and otoh most device Just Work (tm) on linux even if it isn't mentioned anywhere.

so the only thing to do is to search online - usually just "linux <vendor model>" and get a better picture through that.
 
Old 11-09-2018, 07:12 PM   #5
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The Happy Hacking Keyboard?
 
Old 11-09-2018, 07:45 PM   #6
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I think the OP wants management tools, not drivers. Such as programs that manage Logitech’s unified dongles, allowing to pair new devices with them.

As far as Logitech is concerned, once the devices are paired, they work under Linux. I guess that the generic drivers are sufficient. The pairing however has to be done on Windows or MACOS.
 
Old 11-09-2018, 08:01 PM   #7
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My suggestion rename topic to "wireless keyboard/mouse works well with Linux?"

Sorry, I'm a luddy USB keyboard user.
 
  


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