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Logitech G15 keyboard

Postby faktor on Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:13 am

Please can some one compile driver for logitech G15 keyboard?
I'm noob and can't understand how to do this and i want/need the driver for my keyboard after throwing out windows.
I'm using Mint Daryna.


PLEASE!!!!!

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Re: Logitech G15 keyboard

Postby Husse on Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:37 am

This is a really hard nut to crack.....
There are several threads in the Ubuntu forums about this, one is about 450 posts long!
One possible solution is here
http://ohioloco.ubuntuforums.org/showth ... ?p=3852704
in post #406
Another is here, but it's for feisty
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p= ... tcount=285
Maybe you can combine them.
I suppose "normal keyboard operation" is possible, it's just the special functions you want access to
I don't have a G15, but rather a more standard Logitech cordless, I don't think I should try any of that as I can't test.
Take it as a learning experience - if you go slow and methodical I think you can make it. In the process you'll see the power of the terminal :)
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Re: Logitech G15 keyboard

Postby EnvoyRising on Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:08 am

Seems like us compiling what you need and then making a binary package for you to run would be much more complicated than you just compiling what you need yourself. Furthermore, you may need to compile something in the future, so it's good for you to know how.

Don't worry, here's the break down.

Heads Up: All code blocks are issued via the terminal (Daryna > Terminal or Alt-F2 gnome-terminal).

Make sure you have everything you need to start compiling applications from source:
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sudo apt-get install build-essentials


Install the libraries neccessary to build your drivers:
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sudo apt-get install libusb-dev libdaemon-dev


Download libG15, libG15Render, g15 Composer, and G15 Daemon.

Install each of the packages individually and in the order mentioned above by following this process for each one:
a) Extract the archive by right-clicking them, then selecting "extract here" from the context menu
b) Compile each package in the order that they were downloaded;
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cd ./Desktop/<name of folder that you just extracted to>
./configure
make
sudo make install

Note: if you receive an error saying that you can't compile because a package is missing (usually after issuing "./configure") even though synaptic or apt-get says it's already installed, look for the same package, but with a "-dev" suffix and install that. After the "-dev" package is installed, the error should disappear.

Start the g15 daemon:
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sudo g15daemon


For information on starting the daemon on startup, and troubleshooting consult the documentation that I used to type all this from.

Oh, in the future, please use google. Good things to add to your search are "+ ubuntu" and/or "+howto". Linux Mint was originally built on top of Ubuntu, so their support forums are highly applicable. The only reason I didn't just redirect you to the howto in the first place is becaues it can be bit daunting, for the mere fact that some things (such as the g15 packages) are a bit spread out. That, and it'd be nice to see this place boom a little as far as its user base being reputed as helpful.
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Re: Logitech G15 keyboard

Postby Husse on Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:14 am

Thanks EnvoyRising
That's exactly what you find in the links I gave only spelled out and that's helpful
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Re: Logitech G15 keyboard

Postby EnvoyRising on Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:04 pm

LOL. I suppose I was typing my reply when you submitted yours. Sorry about the duplicity.
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Re: Logitech G15 keyboard

Postby Husse on Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:52 pm

Don't be sorry - you are much more detailed in your answer.
There is something odd going on with "time" in this forum - it's happened several times to me that two answers not knowing each other appears even if the posts are half an hour apart
Ouch what sloppy language - but it's understandable I hope :)
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Re: Logitech G15 keyboard

Postby faktor on Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:43 pm

Thank's for all, I will try to make it, and get back with result (good or bad) :)
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Re: Logitech G15 keyboard

Postby faktor on Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:08 pm

First small problem.
Can't find and install "build-essentials"
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Re: Logitech G15 keyboard

Postby faktor on Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:33 pm

The "build-essentials" was installed already, but it was not in my respority list.

But when i have compiled all and now will start up the daemon i recive this error....
What can it be?

peter@peter:~/Desktop/g15composer-3.1$ sudo g15daemon
An Error Occurred - 3 : ( Unable to configure the linux kernel UINPUT driver ) received
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Re: Logitech G15 keyboard

Postby faktor on Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:41 pm

Yea! It works, finaly i atleast have a clock in my display! :)
Now i need to find out how i can add some more nice information in the lcd display.

Thank's for the help and links!!!!!
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Re: Logitech G15 keyboard

Postby Husse on Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:25 am

Skönt att det inte blev ett riktigt kernel fel! :)
And now that you've discovered that the terminal doesn't bite you you're much better off in case something needs fixing
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Re: Logitech G15 keyboard

Postby faktor on Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:59 am

Husse wrote:Skönt att det inte blev ett riktigt kernel fel! :)


Nä sådant är man alltid rädd för, vill inte installera om allt i onödan. :)

I have tried the terminal before, but still as a noob, if something is not going as it should, then it's hard for us to fix the problem...
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