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    Razer Tartarus help?

    Can anyone suggest a way to get the Razer Tartarus working under Ubuntu 12.04?

    Thanks,
    Aaron

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    Re: Razer Tartarus help?

    I don't know if it will work properly without their proprietary software which is Windows and Mac only.

    Perhaps running the following command in a terminal might give you some outputs and maybe allow you to create something that will handle the device.

    Code:
    xev
    Just hover your mouse in the little window that appears. Then press a button on the Razer device. Hopefully it shows some output.

    Hope that helps!
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    Re: Razer Tartarus help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caboose885 View Post
    I don't know if it will work properly without their proprietary software which is Windows and Mac only.

    Perhaps running the following command in a terminal might give you some outputs and maybe allow you to create something that will handle the device.

    Code:
    xev
    Just hover your mouse in the little window that appears. Then press a button on the Razer device. Hopefully it shows some output.

    Hope that helps!
    ~Caboose
    Looks to me as if it behaves like the left half of the keyboard: Tab, Q, W, E, R on the top row, and so forth. In xev, I see no difference between pressing Q on the Tartarus and pressing Q on the main keyboard. I assume that means I won't be able to use xbindkeys (which I've also had no luck with in any other case, BTW) to make it do something different.

    So, without Razer getting their act together (which seems unlikely), I'm SOL?

    Thanks,
    Aaron

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    Re: Razer Tartarus help?

    Most likely or unless there is a group of enthusiasts that create the drivers/software needed the hardware won't work to its full potential. I have a Saitek Cyborg keyboard and a RAT 7 mouse. Saitek never released any sort of drivers for the device so it works like a generic keyboard and I can't really use any of the more advanced features of the hardware under Ubuntu.

    Hope that helps!
    ~Caboose
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