Jamie F Aug 15, 2013 @ 11:17pm
now only if we can get razor and logitech to support linux
Sense more games are comeing to linux would be nice if we could get razor and logitech to support there gameing mice and keyboards to support linux i know theres cough un offical support.. But manufature support would be +
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[Linux] tayshady Aug 15, 2013 @ 11:27pm 
Logitech's stuff already works pretty well on Linux, never tried Razor things, what peripherals are you talking about when it comes to Logitech specifically?
OverlordTomala Aug 16, 2013 @ 12:04am 
I wouldn't mind being able to natively use my profiles for my G510 and G500. That and have the same funcionality that I do under Windows.
Shane Aug 16, 2013 @ 12:49am 
razer drivers are not that bad, but not the best, thats for sure.
What about use Roccat mouse ( they provide linux native support )
and stop give your money to razer and logitech, better solution!
Schelm [GER] Aug 16, 2013 @ 6:36am 
I also still use a Logitech G11 and can't use the "G" keys, which are supposed to be programmed with memos. Anyone know how to use them ?
Linux-storma Aug 16, 2013 @ 6:47am 
+1 for Roccat. Support those who support us.
Kondensmilch Aug 16, 2013 @ 6:59am 
+1 Roccat ;)
Doc Holliday Aug 16, 2013 @ 7:39am 
i see why they support Linux Roccat is from Germany :)
DerRidda Aug 16, 2013 @ 9:20am 
Indeed, buy from those that do support us and let those that don't know why you didn't buy from them: Write Razor a polite email explaining that you totally would have bought their product if they supported Linux but instead bought from their competitors because they did.

In the end all they care about is their bottom line and that will continue to look good if people buy unsupported hardware and hope that there is some hack out there that makes it run well under Linux.
Schelm [GER] Aug 16, 2013 @ 12:30pm 
Well, even if Roccat is supporting Linux, i doubt that's because they're a german company - trust me , I'm in Germany and most people are still relying heavily on windows - even if they don't like the latest version, they don't give up on it and wait until the next version.
Our school will renew their windows licenses during the summer holidays - upgrading from win xp to 7 and wasting 40000 for licenses instead of getting some linux knowledge and setting up a proper system without that much cost. Even the schools servers run windows (facepalm)
Bestia Aug 16, 2013 @ 12:48pm 
Roccat doesn't develop the drivers they are just mentioned on their site. It's all done by independent developer so how they are better than Logitech or Razor in supporting Linux.

Roccat Sourceforge - Linux driver installation FAQ[roccat.sourceforge.net]

You can build it from source or use third party binaries from repos but nothing official from Roccat.

Linux Driver for Kone XTD[www.roccat.org]

Originally posted by Roccat Support:
These aren’t official ROCCAT™ drivers; rather, they’re coded by enthusiastic programmers. ROCCAT™ is keen to support him wherever we can, and we are delighted to have such an active community.
Kondensmilch Aug 17, 2013 @ 4:40am 
@Bestia
this is the way to support Linux. give us the spec/info and not just a binary blob.
intok Aug 18, 2013 @ 3:36am 
Roccat, the drivers may be done by an independent dev, but they don't seem to hide anything from him as apparently every function of their devices work right down to the customizable colors of the lighting on their high end mice.

On the other hand the Razor and Logitech stuff seems to be hit and miss.

Wish Zareason would do a high end mechanical version of their KB, Tux button all the way! https://zareason.com/shop/Lighted-Tux-Keyboard.html
Letalis Sonus Aug 19, 2013 @ 11:28am 
The whole Roccat stuff is basically developed by a single German developer - with the given speed of development and amount of supported things you can be pretty sure he's getting paid by them, even if they don't call it official (e.g. due to possible warranty issues and increased costs for the extended support).

Originally posted by Schelm GER:
Well, even if Roccat is supporting Linux, i doubt that's because they're a german company - trust me , I'm in Germany and most people are still relying heavily on windows - even if they don't like the latest version, they don't give up on it and wait until the next version.
However, German companies in the gaming industry (especially the smaller ones) are generally more open minded and cooperative towards their fanbase - that includes considering Linux support. ...and compared to other countries the popularity of Linux is still very high.
scheissdrm Aug 20, 2013 @ 12:27am 
Roccat supports me with hardware, no money, no intellectual property. Everything is reverse engineered.
Getting the hardware for free and early, investing some money in tools and a lot of time may be the reasons that my project supports more features than the other OSS Logitech or Razer projects as I'm trying to make this project as useful as possible with continued support for old devices and old kernels.
Maybe the other projects wouldn't need to suffer the fate of limited support if people would help improve them. Someone has an unsupported device and could throw a sniffer at it, providing the data others need to evaluate. Go ask the project leaders and help them. And don't fear to learn something new. As I began this project I had no idea of Linux kernel module programming and USB internals.


rim6o Aug 20, 2013 @ 10:33am 
Originally posted by Shane:
razer drivers are not that bad, but not the best, thats for sure.
What about use Roccat mouse ( they provide linux native support )
>>>and stop give your money to razer and logitech, better solution!<<<
That! Same for AMD. These are companies. They don't give a rats buttocks whether you'd like something. They understand only one language - the money language. Stop feeding them money. Then spend the money on products that have proper support on linux! (Roccat?)
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