Like the original Marble FX, it also has four buttons but they are arranged a bit more conveniently. Peripherals by Rick Broida Oct 15, It’s actually a good alternative, even though the ball is much smaller than the one in the FX. Logitech Wireless Trackball M – I originally bought this trackball only because it is compatible with the Logitech Unifying receiver, and I believe it is still the only Unifying trackball. So I’ve started thinking about replacement ugh or more drastic measures.

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I spent a lot of time on airplanes in those days, and the combination of the large size of laptop computers and the small size of airline seat fold-down tables meant that there was no room to use a mouse.

So in the following descriptions I will include information about what event is sent by each button on them. Peripherals by Lori Grunin Aug 20, It only has two buttons. This button was red at the corded variant of this device called Trackman Marble FX.

Unity 2D and Gnome look good and are useful too, Cinnamon not so much love it in Mint It is a corded trackball, and the wrist rest is a permanent part of the molded body. Posted by Lenz Grimmer in HardwareLinux at That third button made all the difference in the world to the usability of the Thumbelina, because trying to click-and-drag in any other way, with just the two basic buttons, was nearly impossible.


I got out the Thinkpad T Cable modem shopping tips Cable modem shopping tips by Dong Ngo. The cordless receiver was cordess rather large, clunky thing which was common to all Logitech cordless keyboards, mice and trackballs for quite some time.

Headphones by Rick Broida Aug 28, CfP ends on May 31st!

[ubuntu] Logitech Cordless Trackman FX on Ubuntu

In addition to the bulk of the ball exposed on the right side logitwch the body, which you moved with your fingers, there was also a hole in the body so that you could move the ball with your thumb, if you were really determined. August 15th, 1. This site in other languages x. So I decided to write a review of the trackballs I have known and mostly loved. Gaming Accessories by Gordon Gottsegen Jun 28, Logitech TrackMan Voyager – In some ways this was the next generation of the Thumbelina, because you could easily hold it in your hand and roll the ball with your thumb.

Logitech Cordless TrackMan FX

Physically the M trackball is similar to the original TrackMan Marble described above. Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct.

I’m still using the FX on my second desktop PC. Unfortunately it doesn’t turn out to be quite as nice to use as you might expect, particularly as a trackball, so I don’t really use it all that often. When I recently made an attempt to clean out a storage room in my house, I was confronted with evidence of just how long and how strong that preference has been.


I couldn’t figure out what to do with the cord if it were attached to the laptop, anyway. I am still using my Marble FX E-Mail addresses will not be displayed and will only be used for E-Mail notifications. Tags for this Thread trackballsubuntu The ball on top then works as a trackball, and there is a little cover that you can slide closed over the mouse optical sensor on the bottom. You will need to either revert to the Windows XP operating system or search any other replacement product.

The new PiServer package included in the latest Raspbian x86 release provides a very powerful client management tool. Interface Required Connector Type. You scavenged a common USB trackman for parts.

Also, the hole which was supposed to let you move the ball with your thumb was more of a gimmick than a practical alternative.