Logitech MX Duo troubles (fast RF wireless keyboard and mouse)

kirt KirtSenser at gaultopia.org
Mon Nov 17 10:54:04 PST 2003

On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 06:45:58AM -0000, Markie wrote:
> > i recently had a small child (my daughter) jump into my lap while drinking
> a
> > mr. pibb which then ended up pouring almost directly into my old keyboard.
> > while i have attemtpted to clean that keyboard out (washed it thoroughly),
> i'm
> > still waiting for it to dry before testing it.  so, in the mean time, i
> > thought i'd go ahead and get a new keyboard.  since staples and the other
> > local computer stores don't carry my keyboard of choice, i "settled" for
> the
> > next best thing, which was the logitech MX duo (which is the logitech
> elite
> > wireless keyboard and the MX700 mouse).  both of these work perfectly in
> > windows, even through my KVM (an IoGear miniview USB KVM model G-CS104U).
> but,
> > when i use the KVM to switch to the freebsd box, it notices the USB
> devices
> > like this...
> >
> > uhub3: Texas Instruments TUSB2046 hub, class 9/0, rev 1.10/1.25, addr 2
> > uhub3: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
> > ukbd0: Logitech USB Receiver, rev 1.10/21.00, addr 3, class 3/1
> > kbd0 at ukbd0
> > ums0: Logitech USB Reveiver, rev 1.10/21.00, addr 3, class 3/1
> > ums0: 7 buttons and Z dir
> >
> > then, the keyboard will work, although it has a tendency to "feel laggy"
> and
> > sometimes repeats letters if i'm typing quickly, and the mouse doesn't
> work at
> > all.  so... i need to figure out why the keyboard is laggy to begin with
> (even
> > though it is perfectly responsive in windows) and why the mouse doesn't
> even
> > show up.   thanks in advance...  ;D
> >
> > kirt
> > _______________________________________________
> What version of freebsd are you running? I have the same mouse and a belkin
> 2 port e series switch and it's quite the opposite. Works good both ways but
> after I switch from Windows -> Freebsd then back to Windows again it feels
> laggy in Windows until I unplug it and plug it back in again. I am using the
> PS2 convertor.
i'm using FreeBSD 5.1 p10, but since my KVM is USB only i have it plugged in
using the USB port.  I otherwise love the keyboard and mouse, but if i can't
use it with FreeBSD i'll probably take it back, since i only use my windows
box for playing games and such, and do most of my real work on my BSD box.
not being able to type at a sufficient speed is a tremendous pain.

i have noticed one thing, that in windows if i'm holding a key down and i
press another key, it stops the held down key, prints the currently hit key
and then stops.  for example... kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkg

in FreeBSD if i'm holding down a key and press another key it prints the
pressed key once and then resumes spitting out the still held down key, for
example kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkgkkkkkkk 

is there a way to get freebsd to use the first (windows) behavior? as i think
that will help with the slight bit of lag i'm getting in BSD causing
characters to double print.


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