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    Installing Drivers for logitech MX5500 Keyboard mouse combo

    I was wondering if someone had the drivers for this setup, on Ubuntu

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    Re: Installing Drivers for logitech MX5500 Keyboard mouse combo

    I too just got the mx5500 and have hardy haron. Has anyone gotten the special features to work correctly?

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    Re: Installing Drivers for logitech MX5500 Keyboard mouse combo

    i myself have this keyboard, not that the special functions are all that snazzy or important, im still interested if its possible..
    batmans a scientist!

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    Re: Installing Drivers for logitech MX5500 Keyboard mouse combo

    I'm about to buy this keyboard on Amazon.
    Anyone had any functionality issues with this keyboard/mouse?
    I read some things about the numpad

    Also, anyone got the special features to work?

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    Re: Installing Drivers for logitech MX5500 Keyboard mouse combo


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    Re: Installing Drivers for logitech MX5500 Keyboard mouse combo

    hey guys i have the MX5500 and I love it.
    I'm wondering though, is there any way that is known (even if its difficult) to get the lcd display screen at the top of the keyboard to work?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Installing Drivers for logitech MX5500 Keyboard mouse combo

    Quote Originally Posted by miesnerd View Post
    hey guys i have the MX5500 and I love it.
    I'm wondering though, is there any way that is known (even if its difficult) to get the lcd display screen at the top of the keyboard to work?

    Thanks!
    Quite a good question
    Unfortunately, the complete lack of interest to support any non-windows environment from logitech is quite sad.
    As far as I know, there is no way to make the lcd display work in ubuntu.
    I've also yet to get the usb bluetooth dongle to work as such.

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    Re: Installing Drivers for logitech MX5500 Keyboard mouse combo

    Actually there is a small solution for the LCD:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libnetpbm10-dev libgtk2.0-dev
    wget http://download.gna.org/mx5000tools/mx5000tools-0.1.2.tar.gz
    ./configure
    make 
    sudo make install
    if you get : libmx5000.so.0: cannot open shared object file:
    then do : sudo link /usr/local/lib/libmx5000.so.0.0.0 /usr/lib/libmx5000.so.0

    test beep:
    Code:
    sudo mx5000-tool -d /dev/usb/hiddev0 -b
    Set LCD time to current system time:
    Code:
    mx5000-tool -d /dev/usb/hiddev0 -t now
    Display the name of the current user on the keyboards LCD:
    Code:
    sudo mx5000-tool -d /dev/usb/hiddev0 -n $USERNAME
    Change temperature unit to Celsius or Fahrenheit
    Code:
    mx5000-tool -d /dev/usb/hiddev0 -c # Celsius
    mx5000-tool -d /dev/usb/hiddev0 -f # Fahrenheit
    See keys:
    Code:
    sudo mx5000d -d /dev/usb/hiddev0 -f
    Tested with 9.04

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    Re: Installing Drivers for logitech MX5500 Keyboard mouse combo

    This last post seemed like a great help - I installed all the packages, and it compiled fine. The only problem now is that I don't have a /dev/usb directory to locate my device.

    I'm also using the latest Ubuntu, 9.10...did these devices change location?

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    Re: Installing Drivers for logitech MX5500 Keyboard mouse combo

    i am also using 9.10.
    i run it from a different directory and I always get

    "Could not open device or improper device (No such file or directory)"

    any ideas what might be the problem?

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