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Logitech T400 (Zone Touch Mouse, USB, wireless)

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Logitech T400 (Zone Touch Mouse, USB, wireless)
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Updated: 23/10/2014 06:09

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Logitech T400 is a wireless mouse, which has a touch zone at the place where normally the mouse wheel is located. The mouse communicates with the PC vie the included Logitech Unifying Receiver, which is automatically recognized by the Kernel:

 kernel: usb 3-4: new full-speed USB device number 2 using xhci_hcd
 mtp-probe: checking bus 3, device 2: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-4"
 mtp-probe: bus: 3, device: 2 was not an MTP device
 kernel: logitech-djreceiver 0003:046D:C52B.0006: hiddev0,hidraw3: USB HID v1.11 Device [Logitech USB Receiver] on usb-0000:00:14.0-4/input2
 kernel: input: Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:4026 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-4/3-4:1.2/0003:046D:C52B.0006/input/input18

To use the touch zone as a replacement for the scroll wheel, the X-Server has to be configured accordingly (e.g. xinput).

First the ID number of the Logitech mouse is needed. This ID can be found out with the command

xinput list

where the mouse is listed as “virtual core pointer”.

Afterwards, the the following command has to be executed

xinput --set-button-map <ID of mouse> 1 2 3 4 5 8 9 6 7

where <ID of mouse> has to be replaced by the number that is found by the first command. In order to get full automatic support of the mouse at each reboot the xinput –set-button-map command shown above should be added to the autostart list of the X-Server.


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4 Responses to “Logitech T400 (Zone Touch Mouse, USB, wireless)”

  • memet says:

    Many users complain about the middle click/paste functionality. I use Debian Wheezy and it works out of the box for me Make sure that you’re clicking the upper part of the middle button. The only thing I cannot get used to is the zone touch; it scrolls back/forward too much at once and when you try to scroll slowly, it does not scroll at all, but this is not a Linux issue.
    If there is one thing that is not Linux compatible, it is the lower part of the middle button; while it is associated with the start menu in Windows, it does nothing in Linux.

    • Ben Finney says:

      Many users complain about the middle click/paste functionality. I use Debian Wheezy and it works out of the box for me Make sure that you’re clicking the upper part of the middle button […] but this is not a Linux issue.
      If there is one thing that is not Linux compatible, it is the lower part of the middle button

      Yes, that’s exactly the complaint. What you call “the lower part of the middle button” is the frontward, largest, most obvious, part of the button to click. It is where one’s finger will naturally be resting when clicking that button.

      It’s true that this is not a Linux issue. It’s an issue with the wiring of the mouse: cicking the middle button does not send any mouse button event, it is hard-wired to send a *keyboard* event. This means that one cannot re-map the mouse click to do something more useful; it will always send the keycode as though you pressed a key.

      So, if that key already does useful things, you cannot use this mouse’s middle button to do something different. It’s a very poor choice on Logitech’s part.

  • jelabarre says:

    A nice mouse design-wise, but there seems to be **NO** way to configure the middle button for X11 paste, so it’s essentially *USELESS* for my needs.

    • JeanBednarek says:

      I bought one today, to use on windows 8, and I just wanted to know how it works on Linux. I had nothing to do, just plug the receiver and power on the mouse, all worked fine. To use the middle button for X11 past, make sure you click the back end of the touch strip.

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