05-20-2012 01:21 PM
I`m using many Logitech stuff:
- Logitech G19
- Logitech G13
- Logitech G700
- Logitech Nano
And my Ubuntu need to do some "smart steps" to do.
We need your help with it! Do something for Linux users!!!
05-20-2012 01:32 PM
I agree. Linux support is a must.
After switching to Linux and realizing that none of the features on my Logitech keyboard and mouse work, I won't consider Logitech when it comes time to replace everything.
05-20-2012 01:58 PM
I'm using a Logitech G9 laser mouse and it's very great. Actually one of the best mouses I've ever used for gaming and in general. But I'm also a linux user and it would be nice to have the oportunity to change the dpi settings.
05-20-2012 02:27 PM
My M510 is well supported in Linux except for the unifying receiver. I'd love to buy a wireless keyboard but without Linux support for setting the reciever I have to assume it won't work.
05-20-2012 03:11 PM
76 replies in less than two days! I'd imagine this is one of the hottest topics on this forum in a while?
The first thing we need is Unifying receiver support!
The receiver works very well, but adding or changing devices needs to be done in Windows. After the changes are made in Windows, they also apply in Linux.
Since the settings are stored in the receiver itself, all Logitech would need to do is make a simple application to change the settings.
I've used Linux for ~5 years and Logitech devices for almost twice as long. I would love to have Linux support.
05-20-2012 03:32 PM
I would also like to see support for Logitech products on Linux.
I've been a longterm user of (e.g.) Logitech mice, and still use my MX1000 Laser mouse and MX Revolution Mouse at home. We also use Logitech MX Revolution mice at the office.
All of the above mice are used on Linux (Ubuntu Linux or Linux Mint).
In the past, I've had to rely upon the "revoco" mouse driver software to allow me to configure my Logitech mouse. Thankfully, the original author supplied the C source code to this allowing me to update the s/w to modify it to the new USB Device id when Logitech changed it.
But this would not have bbeen necessary had Logitech supplied the driver/configuration s/w for Linux from their site.
The fact that a third party author was able to write a short C program to allow setting the simple options such as the sensitivity of the scroll wheel switching from "spinning" scroll to "click-by-click" scroll as a simple, command line program is testament to how easy it could be for Logitech to provide basic support for their products.
The fact that Greg Kroah Hartman, Linux Kernel developer has been offering to PROVIDE Linux driver support in liaision with manufacturers at their request (since around 2006/7 IIRC) is even MORE of a reason for Logitech to pay attention. (See Linux Format Magazine for details of this almost altruistic offer).
Finally, I created this account for this site specifically to lend my weight request for better support on Linux, however, I am HORRIFIED upon registering to discover that an established company such as Logitech has a password length limitation requiring that passwords be a maximum of TWENTY CHARACTERS!
Come on Logitech - do you not consider your users data to be secure? Is data storage not already cheap enough for you? If you have any competency at all the passwords will be hashed with a recognised hashing algorithm and "salt" that means that the hashes are fixed length anyway, so the actual length of the password is "no skin off your nose" in terms of data storage requirements.
Come on Logitech, GET YOUR ACT together.
It's shameful in this day & age that you can't provide longer password support.
05-20-2012 04:09 PM - edited 05-20-2012 04:13 PM
I'am a users of mouse G3 and would like more support for GNU/Linux users.
In an other way, as an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS user and a community member, I would love to not see message like : works on Microsoft windows (and no other OS like GNU/Linux based for example); not because I hate this company and/or their software, but because it suggest that no hardware are compatible with GNU/Linux and its works like FUD in minds people. It would be a first, but a big step. Some product tell the last Ubuntu LTS or kernel Linux minimal requierement/supported version and that a good point that reassure people (especially newest users of GNU/Linux, mostly with ubuntu)
After that, changing the profile of the hardware depending the software in first ground you are using (I thing about gamers for example) is something that missing a lot (I mean with a GUI for humans being) in GNU/Linux.