Logitech G15

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Sun Oct 14 13:20:27 PDT 2007

On Sun, Oct 14, 2007 at 09:56:11PM +0200, Bruce Alcock wrote:

> No, it does absolutely nothing. I've mapped keysyms for a multimedia
> keyboard with xmodmap before, so I know what I'm doing there. There's a
> linux driver program ( http://g15tools.sourceforge.net/) which allows you to
> use everything, including the LCD screen on the keyboard. Unfortunately it
> requires linux kernel support to work, which obviously I can't give it in
> FreeBSD...any ideas? Really keen to just be able to use the extra keys, dont
> care about the LCD :-P
> Let me just add to that: I've compiled g15tools and g15daemon and installed
> them in FreeBSD...when I run the g15daemon program i get:
> An Error Occured - 2 : ( Unable to initialize keyboard ) received
> Which I think is because it tries to load itself into the linux kernel at
> that point...

AFAICT, g15daemon isn't a linux kernel module, so it can't  load itself
into the kernel.

From a cursory inspection of the g15daemon source code, it does try to
access Linux specific devices, which is where I assume it fails.

If you plug the keyboard in, does it show up as a uhid device, or as ugen?

There are two things you could do, I think.
- Port the libg15 and g15daemon to FreeBSD
- Add support for the g15 to the existing uhid(4) driver.

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