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Sharkoon Drakonia (Gaming, Laser Mouse, 8200 dpi, 11 Buttons)

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Sharkoon Drakonia (Gaming, Laser Mouse, 8200 dpi, 11 Buttons)
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Updated: 02/11/2016 22:01

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Sharkoon Drakonia is a wired USB gaming laser maus and has the USB ID 0x04d9:0xa067. The mouse is identified as:

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04d9:a067 Holtek Semiconductor, Inc.

A driver for the mouse is included in the Linux kernel since version 3.11.2. Older kernels do not recognize the mouse but instead provide the following error:

usb 8-2: new full-speed USB device number 2 using ohci_hcd
input: Holtek USB Gaming Mouse as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.1/usb8/8-2/8-2:1.0/input/input17
hid-generic 0003:04D9:A067.0002: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.10 Keyboard [Holtek USB Gaming Mouse] on usb-0000:00:13.1-2/input0
hid-generic 0003:04D9:A067.0003: usage index exceeded
hid-generic 0003:04D9:A067.0003: item 0 2 2 2 parsing failed
hid-generic: probe of 0003:04D9:A067.0003 failed with error -22
hid-generic 0003:04D9:A067.0004: hiddev0,hidraw2: USB HID v1.10 Device [Holtek USB Gaming Mouse] on usb-0000:00:13.1-2/input2

For such older kernel version a re-compiliation of the Linux kernel is necessary and the kernel source file include/linux/hid.h has to be fixed by changing the value defined for HID_MAX_USAGES to the following fixed one:

#define HID_MAX_USAGES" 64000

A detailed descirption describing the re-compilation of the Linux kernel can be found at

 USB 00.1: 0000 Unclassified device
      [Created at usb.122]
      Unique ID: 8e8U.gKgsKAf4_iE
      Parent ID: pBe4.Uu0aCsrHYoB
      SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0b.0/usb2/2-2/2-2:1.1
      SysFS BusID: 2-2:1.1
      Hardware Class: unknown
      Model: "Holtek USB Gaming Mouse"
      Hotplug: USB
      Vendor: usb 0x04d9 "Holtek Semiconductor, Inc."
      Device: usb 0xa067 "USB Gaming Mouse"
      Revision: "1.16"
      Driver: "usbhid"
      Driver Modules: "usbhid"
      Speed: 12 Mbps
      Module Alias: "usb:v04D9pA067d0116dc00dsc00dp00ic03isc00ip02"
      Driver Info #0:
        Driver Status: usbhid is active
        Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe usbhid"
      Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
      Attached to: #62 (Hub)

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One response to “Sharkoon Drakonia (Gaming, Laser Mouse, 8200 dpi, 11 Buttons)”

  • Anonymous says:

    Not supported: scrolling left/rignt; Mode-Button (software needed, only for windows)

    Testet with Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04.

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