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When I bought a Logitec M570 wireless trackball I had trouble connecting it to my Logitec unifying USB dongle from my keyboard under Linux.
I could just plug in a second USB dongle but that’s not the way to go.
Luckily there are free-software engineers who don’t fear to fight the beast 🙂
A nice fellow named binky734 dived in and came up with a solution:
I just found an extremely simple way of getting your Unifying Receiver to function on Linux without having to bother with pairing it on Windows first. In fact, I tried pairing my M570 with Windows first, and that did not work.
- Download this small C program.
- Ctrl+Alt+T to open a command line and cd to your download directory
- $ gcc -o unifying_pair unifying_pair.c
- Unplug your Unifying Receiver and head to /dev
- Plug in your Unifying Receiver and wait for it to show up in /dev/. Mine was hidraw0.
- $ sudo ./unifying_pair /dev/X where X is which ever device name was in your /dev/ directory for your receiver.
- If your mouse is not already on, switch it on now. You might have to do the whole ‘turn it off and back on’ thing, but mine connected right away.
Hope this helped!
The information comes from this fine blog: http://www.tonisoto.com/2013/07/launching-teamviewer-remotely-throught-ssh/
teamviewer --version print version information
teamviewer --info print version, status, id
teamviewer --passwd [PASSWD] set a password (useful when installing remote (ssh)
teamviewer --ziplog create a zip containing all teamviewer logs (useful when contacting support)teamviewer --daemon status show current status of the TeamViewer daemon
teamviewer --daemon start start TeamViewer daemon
teamviewer --daemon stop stop TeamViewer daemon
teamviewer --daemon restart stop/start TeamViewer daemon
teamviewer --daemon disable disable TeamViewer daemon - don't start daemon on system startup
teamviewer --daemon enable enable TeamViewer daemon - start daemon on system startup (default)
- Now we will check ID number for calling remotely our device and the current status of teamviewer daemon in our computer:
user@home_machine:~$ /usr/bin/teamviewer –info
teamviewerd status teamviewerd stop/waiting
TeamViewer ID: 9XXXXXXX7 <-- Your ID number
- If we don’t remember the password to connect to teamviewer in our home machine we can reset it using this command:
user@home_machine:~$ /usr/bin/teamviewer –passwd MYnewpassword
- Now it’s time to enable the teamviewer daemon and launch (start) it. check that it’s up and running:
user@home_machine:~$ sudo teamviewer --daemon enable mar jul 9 13:29:00 CEST 2013
Action: Installing daemon (8.0.17147) for 'SystemV' ...
installing /etc/init.d/teamviewerd (/opt/teamviewer8/tv_bin/script/teamviewerd.sysv)
System start/stop links for /etc/init.d/teamviewerd already exist.
user@home_machine:~$ sudo teamviewer –daemon start