Logitech M570 (Wireless, Trackball)
Review of Linux Compatibility
The Logitech M570 is a wireless trackball and is supported under Linux. The trackball communicates with the PC over the included Logitech Unifying Receiver.
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
The additional buttons which are present on the trackball in addition to the left, right and middle mouse button can be used in Xorg by adding the following lines in the file /etc/X11/Xorg.conf:
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7 10 11"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
The additional buttons can be assigned to special functions or programs by tools like easystroke. This tool can be installed in Debian based Linux distributions by
sudo apt-get install easystroke
It provides a graphical interface to assign functions to the additional buttons. Configuration mode is started by
creation date: 01/11/2013, last update: 06/12/2014 , Linux-Hardware-Guide
Similar Linux Hardware
Logitech M235 (Optical Mouse, USB)
Logitech K740 (Illuminated, USB Keyboard, Wired)
Logitech MK550 (Wireless Keyboard, Mouse, USB)
Logilink UA0144 (USB 2.0, Adapter to RJ-45, 100Mbps)
Logitech M100 (USB, Wired Mouse)
Genius NetScroll 120 (Mouse, USB)
Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse v2.0 (Mouse, USB, wired)
Dell L100 (Keyboard, USB)
Corsair K30 (Gaming Keyboard, USB, Illuminated, Programmable Keys)
Microsoft Optical 200 (Mouse, USB)
Logitech Cordless Optical Trackman (Trackball, USB, PS/2)
3DConnexion SpaceNavigator (3D Mouse, USB)
Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury (Gaming Mouse, USB)
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum (USB, Gaming Mouse, Tunable)
Logitech M555b (Laser Mouse, Wireless, Bluetooth)
Please use the comment section to submit corrections to the article as well as relevant excerpts of
Furthermore, use the section for the exchange of experiences with this hardware component or search for configuration help from other owners of this hardware.