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Can I use the Logitech Touch Mouse M600 with Ubuntu?

Logitech Touch Mouse M600

Specifically, will the swipe and scroll capabilities work? If not, can I still use it as a normal two-button mouse?


I do not want speculative answers. Please cite a case in which this has actually been tested.

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Have the same question. Need to be sure that it works perfectly. –  Luis Alvarado Mar 27 '12 at 15:39
    
Can confirm the mouse works in 11.10 and 12.04. Scrolling, Left and Right buttons. –  Luis Alvarado Jun 11 '12 at 18:32

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Just bought the M600. It works out of the box. I also manage to pair it (using windows) with a unify receiver I was already using for the Keyboard. After pairing in windows, they both continue to work on Ubuntu without any additional effort. IS the receiver to be paired, not anything on the OS. The scroll works but swipe does not seem to work. I did not make any tentative. There is not middle-button, this is a device issue, not an OS specific one. Without middle button you cannot use ALT-MiddleButton combo to resize windows. I'm using it on Precise, 12.04. Never tried on 11.10 ora any other distro.

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I've activated resize with ALT + right button enabling: /apps/metacity/general/resize_with_right_button –  Daniele Dellafiore Sep 2 '12 at 14:17

Logitech M600 Just Works!!

Plugged in the receiver all functions of the mouse work as described on the packaging. No Problems. TESTED AND WORKS perfectly with Ubuntu 12.04 and Gnome 3.4.1.

Scrolling Works and Swiping Works too!!

  • Swiping is mapped to 'Next' and 'Previous' so you can use it in Web Browsers (Firefox) and File Managers (Nautilus)
  • If another function is needed a custom function will need to be set up in the keyboard configuration.

All functions are passed flawlessly to Virtual Machines and Remote Desktops (Window and Linux) as well.

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To Pair more Devices with one Connector under Linux returnfalse.net/log/… –  Thierry Nicola Oct 4 '12 at 15:01
    
Is the scrolling smooth and weighted across gnome shell and in Chrome? I mean, the more speedy is your finger on the scroll the more fast it should get the scrolling.. or not? –  Manuel Mar 1 '13 at 13:34

You can have a look at HIDPOINT which from the looks of it are working on Logitech hardware.

"HIDPoint can be considered as a Linux version of Logitech’s or Microsoft’s Keyboard and Mouse configuration software."

Key Features

  • Allows users to fully utilize the functionality provided by their hardware.

  • Allows full use of Multimedia buttons, “Office” keys, and programmable keys.

  • Users have the same experience as in Windows.

  • Single binary distribution for all supported Operating systems.

  • GUI installer and uninstaller.

  • No run time dependencies to install.

From THIS blog which dates back 2 years ago I found the following list of supported hardware:

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Since this was 2 years ago their might be more devices supported. The last update they did to the HIDPOINT software was in February 15, 2012 Version 2.1.1.172. So this means they are still working on implementing more Logitech & Microsoft devices into Linux. I don't have this mouse yet, but I already made my mind about buying this one and the anywhere mx mouse.

The only drawback is that they have support up to Ubuntu 10.10 as you can see HERE

All the devices they might support with the latest version are HERE

The problem I see here is that the Unifying Receiver is supported from Kernel 3.2+ for what I could tell from KernelNewbies

UPDATE: In 13.04 it works perfect. You can also see http://pwr.github.io/Solaar/devices.html which is the devices Solaar supports as mentioned in Is Logitech's Unifying receiver supported?

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Since a few days I use the M600 on Ubuntu 12.04 and... it works. I can click, scroll and whipe.

However, it's not easy to handle, since almost the whole top of the mouse acts like a touchpad, there seems to be a lot of information going lost or are misinterpreted by the mouse-driver.

Left clicking for example is almost only possible when your hand and fingers (exept the one that clicks) are completely off the mouse, else it's executed as a right-click.

Hope that there'll be a specially designed driver for it soon!

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Regarding the middle-button "issue", one option would be to map it to some key (ie: gesture key).

IE: xinput set-button-map 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 2

This'll map the "previous" gesture key (key which is not so much used, I think) to middle-button (paste).

But this is just an example, you can choose another mouse gesture key, as your need ;)

Hope this helps.

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