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Re: Logitech "unifying" receiver buttons aren't?




On Thu 12 Oct 2017 at 12:43:26 (-0400), Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Thursday 12 October 2017 11:50:30 David Wright wrote:
> 
> > On Thu 12 Oct 2017 at 11:44:29 (-0400), Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > Greetings all;
> > >
> > > What does the word Unifying, as I see in dmesg for some, but not
> > > all, the the rx buttons for wireless keyboards/mice, actually mean?
> > >
> > > I took that to mean that it could work for both their (logitech's)
> > > keyboards or mice, possibly at the same time so that it might be
> > > usable for both at the same time, thereby saving a usb2 socket.
> > >
> > > Testing that theory got that idea squashed, so what exactly does
> > > that word unifying mean?
> >
> > AFAIK you need windows for running the Logitech application
> > that does the unifying. You can do it anywhere that you can
> > take your devices if you don't have windows. Yes, you save
> > a USB socket.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > David.
> 
> Thanks David. This is not a function available in one of the bluetooth 
> tool kits?

AIUI it's not bluetooth. solaar is new since I bought these devices,
hence my ignorance. But do you not run jessie or later on *any* of
your machines? The unification resides in the dongle, not the PC,
so as I said it doesn't matter where you do it.

Cheers,
David.