[aklug] Wireless input on Ubuntu

Michael Fowler michael at shoebox.net
Fri Mar 10 09:45:51 AKST 2017

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 07:39:04AM -0900, Tim Johnson wrote:
>   OK. So far I have stumped the chumps. :) Maybe too many words.
>   So, here is a simple question:
>   Is anyone using a wireless pointing device or keypad on Linux?
>      If so, any issues?

Wireless devices with a USB dongle present as just another USB device to
Linux; the fact that it's wireless is almost entirely transparent.  If
you're talking about bluetooth devices you'll need bluetooth hardware,
and Linux has had good support for it on all of the laptops I've used.

I've used both Logitech wireless keyboards and mice in Linux, and Linux
itself has never been an issue.  Logitech uses Unifying receivers, which
can have up to six devices associated with one dongle; Linux even has
software to manage it (solaar).

Michael Fowler

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