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Logitech diNovo Mini
« on: December 28, 2008, 01:48:07 pm »
No one has tried this product of Logitech?   http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard/devices/3848&cl=gb,en

It seems like a good alternative method of control.

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Re: Logitech diNovo Mini
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2008, 05:24:55 pm »
No one has tried this product of Logitech?   http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard/devices/3848&cl=gb,en

It seems like a good alternative method of control.

The main problem with this device is that it uses BlueTooth to connect to the system...

Although this unit looks interesting I think the flap-forward cover will get very annoying after a short while.

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Re: Logitech diNovo Mini
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2008, 07:49:22 pm »
In this article "http://home.att.net/~Tom.Horsley/mini.html" seems to have managed to make it work with Linux. You think you can use the same procedure with LinuxMCE?

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Re: Logitech diNovo Mini
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2008, 08:01:45 pm »
Currently, Bluetooth devices are interesting to configure...

However, I can help any interested hackers in making device templates for Bluetooth devices so that they can be automatically detected and configured.

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Re: Logitech diNovo Mini
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2009, 07:32:15 am »
It does not use Bluetooth to connect to the system!!!!

It CAN use Bluetooh ;)

It has a small dongle that connects it to the system, that doubles as a Bluetooth dongle. But the comunication with the system is NOT Bluetooth.
So it works in Bios and LMCE.

LMCE does not see the Bluetooth part of the dongle so I cannot use it to connect other Bluetooth devices.

The BIG problem with this device, is that it does not have F buttons. So there is no way to press F6, F7 or F8.

It does have a nice set of other buttons that could perform these tasks, but I have no idea on where to start at remapping those...

Anyone able to push me in the right direction?

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Re: Logitech diNovo Mini
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2009, 09:28:25 am »
Although this unit looks interesting I think the flap-forward cover will get very annoying after a short while.
The flap cover is great for the bedroom ;)  It's also the reason for the looong battery life. It turns off the keyboard whenever it is closed and the key's light up when I open it...

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Re: Logitech diNovo Mini
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2009, 10:09:53 am »
The Dinovo Mini works great in LinuxMCE:
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=3790.0

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Re: Logitech diNovo Mini
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2009, 10:22:46 am »

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Re: Logitech diNovo Mini
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2009, 05:34:39 pm »
Fantastic!

Can you please work on a device template and a package for this so that it can be done in a plug and play fashion?

guys, we have _GOT_ to stop using the wiki as a dumping ground for code snippets. We have a complete plug and play infrastructure that needs to be used!

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Re: Logitech diNovo Mini
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2009, 06:14:25 pm »
Hehe...

Now how do I create a a package for it? I'm now trying to create the template.
And how do I share it when I'm done?

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Re: Logitech diNovo Mini
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2009, 06:16:49 pm »
lsusb gives me the following:
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 046d:c71f Logitech, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:c71e Logitech, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:0b07 Logitech, Inc.

Wich one should I use? All 3 are from the same dongle.

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Re: Logitech diNovo Mini
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2009, 06:20:55 pm »
If you notice, in the device templates, there is a place to put a software package.

You can see examples of other software packages in the Advanced > Software > Packages section, I suggest for this one because there is no additional software to compile etc, to use the MCR Remote package as a template.

There is a wiki page on the package system here:

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Packages

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p.s. any of the USB IDs would work, you only need one because it's merely used for detection purposes.