Mouse and keyboard combinations
ubuntu at westexe.demon.co.uk
Tue May 3 12:14:56 UTC 2005
> Has anybody here tried to set up a Hoary/Breezy hybrid system using a
> wireless mouse and keyboard? I ask because my mouse and keyboard are in
> dire need of replacement (the mouse has been severely malfunctioning of
> late, and I'm certain it's the hardware, and the keyboard is really too
> big for the desk), and most keyboards for sale these days seem to be
> wireless. I hesitate to do anything until I know that these items will
> work. So, what's worked for y'all?
Logitech are good:
(phew! That all needs to be on one line...) It says:
> all Logitech keyboards will provide basic keyboard functionality under
> all operating systems,
... (but the multimedia / other keys won't work without other software),
> Yes, the mouse or trackball should work in your operating system, but
> not the MouseWare software that comes with your product.
Techically, the base station for the mouse and keyboard plugs either
into the PS/2 ports or into a USB port, and makes the peripherals "look"
like a standard mouse and a standard keyboard.
On a practical basis, I think you'll find that even Windows users expect
their keyboard to be able to work in the BIOS, and that means that the
keyboard has to speak standard PS/2 or USB keyboard protocol.
Incidentally, that looks like a really odd domain name for them, but I
got it from the Logitech.com web site...
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