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Old 05-21-2012, 12:40 PM
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Default Vengeance K90 & Linux

Hi,

I would like to buy the Vengeance K90 keyboard.

However my Operating System is Linux (LMDE).

Will the anti-ghosting and backlight correctly operate ?

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Brittany - France
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:47 PM
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We have not done any extensive testing with Linux. The keyboard will function as normal, but you will have no access to the software.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:49 PM
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I usually don't use my k90 with my linux box, but I made a test on Fedora just for you. All the keys fonction properly, even the multimedia key and the leds. Obviously, the only thing that do not work are the G keys and the macro keys.
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Thank you for the information.
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Don't know how hard it would be to get G buttons to work in linux, but i know few people who didn't buy g15 or g11 keyboard because those didn't have that functionality either. Just saying it might be worth implementing, since "linux gurus" actually use more keyboard.. for example they prefer to type commands to terminal instead using GUI with mouse.

Doesn't matter to me that much (im not linux guru), but it would be nice feature to have when booting to opensuse/ubuntu.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:02 PM
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Thank you for the feedback. I pass this a long to the product manager.
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Bumping this to add that I would also like to see full Linux support for the K90. In fact, I found this thread because I'm in the market for a new keyboard and was researching on Google about a high-quality backlighted keyboard with functions that work on Linux.

And hey, not only are Linux guys usually tech enthusiasts, but with Valve porting Steam games over to Linux there are likely to be more Linux gamers looking for well-supported "gamer" input options (e.g., keyboards, mice).

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I have been using my K90 with Linux for some months now and there are only three things that do not work properly:
  1. G-keys/macros
  2. I get an unwelcome trailing aposrophy when I do this: [']v [letter]v [letter]^ [']^, for example "I'm" becomes "I'm'"
  3. Caps-Lock and Scroll-Lock LEDs never light up

The G-keys would make my Linux experience that much more delightful (I love the terminal and use the same commands often), and the extra apostrophes makes typing annoying.

The Caps-Lock LED is not so important because I never turn on CAPS, and I've never in my life had use for Scroll-Lock. I have also read in other threads that the CAPS and Scroll LEDs work in some distros (like Fedora), but they have never worked in any of the distros I have tried (Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Arch, Gentoo, BackTrack, Sabayon).

The Num-Lock LED works.
Media keys and volume scroll works.
Windows key lock works (probably in hardware).
Backlight adjustment works (probably in hardware).
Some of the G-keys send keycodes that are recognized as other keys (G17 is Pause/Play).

I would really like it if there was support for macro recording/playback in Linux. Honestly I don't think I would have ended up with this keyboard if I knew that macros wouldn't work in Linux.
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If there is enough demand for a Linux version, we can look into it.
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If there is enough demand for a Linux version, we can look into it.
If Corsair released some technical specs on the protocols the keyboard uses to handle the special keys I bet the Linux community would step up and do a lot of the work for you. (Not to mention spreading the word that the keyboard is Linux-friendly.)

(I received mine, today, by the way. Love the way it feels and looks. Having fully functional G and M keys would be the cherry on top.)
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If there is enough demand for a Linux version, we can look into it.
As you can see, there is starting to get some people who really would like a fully opperating keyboard with G-keys on Linux.

Is there any progress in the plan of develop drivers for this?
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Big Grin works quite ok here :p

Somehow I got the G keys kinda working here... i'll finish it when i'll have some free time. anyway... you can find a working framework on https://github.com/jupiter126/k90-test

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The K90 seems to work fine on my Debian install, the only things that don't seem to work are the macro keys and the volume knob. While the volume knob can adjust the volume, either way I spin it, it just turns the volume up. I don't know if it's like this for everyone or just me, using an ASUS Xonar DS 7.1 PCI card if that's relevant at all. I can definitely live with it, but I would love to see some Corsair love for Linux support.
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The K90 seems to work fine on my Debian install, the only things that don't seem to work are the macro keys and the volume knob. While the volume knob can adjust the volume, either way I spin it, it just turns the volume up. I don't know if it's like this for everyone or just me, using an ASUS Xonar DS 7.1 PCI card if that's relevant at all. I can definitely live with it, but I would love to see some Corsair love for Linux support.
The volume knob works perfectly for me. Both to adjust the volume up and down. I'm using ubuntu 12.04

But as you say, the macro keys does not work out of the box. Have you tried what jupiter has made?

@Jupiter: You said something to me about an more easy install-package that maybe would be finished the day after you sendt me that last PM. Anything new about that?
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I used a bootable Linux CD, but my K90 flashes rythmly and don't work correctly. Any hint?
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