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




On Thursday 12 October 2017 13:37:12 David Wright wrote:

> 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.

I have one, the pi3, running jessie, and a rock64 laying on the floor out 
there running stretch, everything else is running wheezy yet. But I am 
in the process of making a fully rt pre-empt kernel run on the rock64.

And one of my wheezy machines just blew the MB of its computer.  Or the 
disk is contaminated. No mouse at all, and no keyboard after a login to 
start X.

There used to be a filename you could "touch" on the root of a disk that 
would force an e2fsck on the next reboot, do you recall it?

Thanks David.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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