I've had no problems with any of my mice on Linux. I guess I've been lucky. The list includes:
- Microsoft wired mouse (the ancient white one from the early days of optical mice.)
- Various OEM mice
- Saitek (now MadCatz) R.A.T. mice (I wouldn't recommend one unless you have money burning a hole in your pocket. They were $15 or $20 cheaper when I bought mine, and it was nice for the price, but not a steal)
- I recall using a Razer something or other. (My neighbor had one a few years ago. Didn't fit my hand so I got the R.A.T. 5)
- All the logitech's I've used have worked (build quality is a different story).
I currently use a Logitech M525 on my laptop, and it's so comfortable I wouldn't hesitate to use it on a desktop. It fits my large hands extremely well for a mobile mouse. If you get a Logitech, spring for the 500 series. They are worth the extra $5-$10 over the 300 series.
Running on a 4-slot toaster @ 60Hz