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Old 10-20-2017, 08:48 PM
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Is there any way someone can throw up a PPA for Ubuntu 16.04? It's pretty much the most widely used distro so it would be nice to have an easy way to install this.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:30 AM
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Using both K95 Platinum and Glaive RGB, glaive isn't recognized by the app but functions like a normal mouse. on the other hand the app messes up with my k95 Plat and makes the keyboard unable to type anything. i have to restart the system and not load the app for me to be able to use the keyboard.
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Old 11-23-2017, 03:15 PM
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Default Corsair Strafe Black doesn't detected [Mac OS X El Capitan]

Hey when I plug my Corsair Strafe Black ckb doesn"t detect my keyboard can you help me ?
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Old 12-26-2017, 06:22 PM
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Just registered to this forum to say thank you very much for this Linux software!! I received both Corsair K70 and M65pro for xmas, was dissapointed when I booted to Linux and the lights on the mouse went out, and the keyboard lights didn't do anything fun at all.

Using Manjaro, the CKB software is available through AUR, making installation a breeze. In minutes I was making super neato lighting effects with my Corsair gear! Thank-you!
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by NdranC View Post
I recently tried to install arch linux on my computer and I noticed immideatly that I was having some issues with my RGB STRAFE keyboard being recognized during boot even under the live usb. After a couple reboots it worked and I didn't worry more about it.
I've got the exact same problem on firmware 2.05. ckb wont help in my case since it usbhid wont even load it properly, also giving I'm running LUKS Partitions. Booting a 4.14 kernel on my gentoo box or any recent live cd from any recent distro gives the same results. Rebooted about 10x times and cannot get the keyboard to work, feel like its about 2002 running a 2.2 or 2.4 kernel and about incompatibilities with a USB device. Has anyone got a Strafe RGB to be properly recognized on a recent 4.x kernel ? Or should I cut my losses and invest with another vendor ?

Any input is appreciated , thanks

[    6.961079] usb 3-14: New USB device found, idVendor=1b1c, idProduct=1b20
[    6.961084] usb 3-14: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[    6.961087] usb 3-14: Product: Corsair STRAFE RGB Gaming Keyboard
[    6.961090] usb 3-14: Manufacturer: Corsair
[    6.961093] usb 3-14: SerialNumber: eatme
[    6.962534] input: Corsair Corsair STRAFE RGB Gaming Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-14/3-14:1.0/0003:1B1C:1B20.0005/input/input6
[    7.014351] hid-generic 0003:1B1C:1B20.0005: input,hidraw4: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [Corsair Corsair STRAFE RGB Gaming Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:14.0-14/input0

[   42.976148] usbhid 3-14:1.1: can't add hid device: -110
[   42.976222] usbhid: probe of 3-14:1.1 failed with error -110
[   42.976293] usbhid 3-14:1.2: couldn't find an input interrupt endpoint

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Old 12-28-2017, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by emerge View Post
I've got the exact same problem on firmware 2.05.
Appears this gem needs dedicated usb 3.0 ports it can't handle 2.0 ports with usbhid. Someone at corsair may want to look into that or not ; hint it has to due with the power draw and the awesome termination they are doing. I'm guessing they don't care as linux isn't in their bottom line, considering the length of this thread and shoddy native linux kernel support till this day.

Edit: this is the first time in over 17 years I've had to troubleshoot an input device albeit keyboard support with vanilla linux kernel. My first and last corsair keyboard.

Thanks for the time waster. Have fun

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Old 01-15-2018, 10:13 PM
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I am not sure i have the skill set to execute on this. I would love to be able to use the features of my Corsair Strafe RGB with my Mac but I am starting to think I am simply out of luck. Any suggestion are welcome. Thanks
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Old 01-20-2018, 11:56 AM
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I'm getting this issue on High Sierra:

ckb-next-master/quickinstall: line 245: 2327 Abort trap: 6 "$APP" --close > /dev/null 2>&1
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:54 PM
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- big thank you to the people who developed this
- i use linux and shame on you corsair for not supporting it...i have corsair ram, lighting node pro, power supply, corsair h60 water cooler and now a k70 lux rgb keyboard that is all officially unsupported. wake up and provide linux support
- i use my lightning node pro by starting a vm and setting the lights the way i want and then they stay as set when vm is shutdown. for keyboard, i can't do this because i need the keyboard to login, etc
- my question for all the linux users is: is it possible to use the keyboard without ckb-daemon. do i have to use the bios switch to do this? reason i ask is because i am worried that at some point the linux driver will stop being supported by the community and stop working with new kernels and then i will be stuck with a useless keyboard. i am not as concerned about the lights, but right now i cannot get my keyboard to work at all without running the ckb-daemon. i see some hits on google where i think people are using the keyboard (without lights) with no ckb-daemon. can anyone confirm this is true or not? any ideas what i am doing wrong? i tried adding the quirks to my kernel boot but has no effect.
- thanks for any help you can provide...i still have a few days to return this and might do so because i am worried about it becoming useless. i might go for a k95 because i think i can set the lights in it in a VM and the settings will persist when the vm is shutdown...but as a keyboard that could still be useless if ckb support ends....almost feels like 1997

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Old 04-28-2018, 02:37 PM
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The K90 was the last corsair product I've bought. Gave it to the wifey years ago, after finding out corsair does not care about linux customers. I don't buy any of their products anymore and advise all my friend to not buy any corsair products either.
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:03 PM
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Any support for the Corsair Harpoon?
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Old 10-07-2018, 02:36 PM
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Default Is there a working 10.14 driver

Is there an actual version of the open source driver that works on Mac OS 10.14? Maybe a version that allows me to bind multiple keys to one button without making a macro?
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:04 AM
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Is there anyone on here that actually uses a K70 Mk.2 as their daily driver on OSX 10.14?
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Old 06-16-2019, 09:51 PM
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Default CKB-Next as root

I've been trying to launch ckb-next unsuccessfully for the past week. Somewhere I read that ckb-next will not launch on root. How to rectify this and get ckb-next to work as root?

This thread is so old I have little hope of getting a response.
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Old 09-02-2019, 11:37 PM
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Hi guys!
I just got here, so I don't know yet if you guys said something like this before, but I am going to share my experience with a corsair keyboard and linux/macos.

I own a Corsair K70 LUX RGB, and I've been using ckb-next for the past... 4, maybe 5 years? I also had the opportunity to try it on many different distros (ubuntu, mint, suse, arch, manjaro, elementary, and many a few others that I don't quite remember).

Choosing my main distro became a matter of "which distro can at least work with the keyboard out of the box". Because many distros that I tried the keyboard would not work. I had a fight of over a year with elementary because I could not for the love of Linux make the keyboard work consistently. I would boot the computer, and some times the keyboard just would not work. Removing and plugging the usb a few times would eventually make it work though, but it was a pain.

The important detail here is that once logged in, the keyboard would work just fine as long as ckb was running. I had this inconsistency problem only on the logging in screen.

That's when I just gave up and just started using distros where the keyboard would work out of the box.

And I give you two names: Linux Mint and Manjaro.
Those were the only ones so far that I had absolutely no problems whatsoever.
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