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#1 2012-11-27 23:53:42

bleomycin
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Logitech G710+ (keyboard) blasting "666666" to console (pic included)

Running the latest Arch install media and on a current up to date 64bit install this keyboard (Logitech G710+) blasts endless "666" to console. I have 4 of these keyboards, all brand new, all produce this and only under arch.
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#2 2012-11-29 23:32:13

bleomycin
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Re: Logitech G710+ (keyboard) blasting "666666" to console (pic included)

I don't expect anyone else to be suffering from this, not many people have this keyboard yet. Can anyone point me in the right direction to report this to the proper people?

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#3 2012-11-30 08:38:20

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Re: Logitech G710+ (keyboard) blasting "666666" to console (pic included)

If it really happens only under arch, I'd guess the archlinux bugtracker (up there, >) would be the right place. As far as I can tell, that would be rather strange though - I'm not aware of anything arch-specific that could produce an error like this, archlinux is pretty much "vanilla" most of the time.

Did you try an ubuntu boot dvd or something like that? And a install/live cd with similarly recent software versions (no idea what's a good candidate here... )  If it happens there too... I guess that would be a case for https://bugzilla.kernel.org/

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#4 2012-12-11 22:47:57

Tuco
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Re: Logitech G710+ (keyboard) blasting "666666" to console (pic included)

Try to move the volume roller. The one right above the num pad.
I have the very same "66666666" problem every time I boot, but as soon as I move that roller the keyboard works flawlessly.
Dunno why (yet).
I'm running a 32bit linux-3.5.7 gentoo, but I don't think it's relevant.

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#5 2012-12-19 10:25:34

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Re: Logitech G710+ (keyboard) blasting "666666" to console (pic included)

I got my keyboard yesterday and what I can tell you is that I don'tdidn't have that strange problem (with linux-ck 3.7.1, in case that matters), the keyboard worksworked just fine even without even touching the volume roller. However, the G keys only function as an additional row of number keys from 1 to 6 - there seems to be absolutely no difference between them according to xev output. Any ideas on that?

Edit: I just saw that there are two device nodes for the keyboard. Maybe one of them is for the additional keys. I'll try to fiddle around with the xorg configuration a little.

Edit 2: The second device node is only for the multimedia keys which already work fine. Damn it.

Edit 3: I just rebuilt the initramfs. Now I also get those sixes. But the G-Key problem persists.

Last edited by VikingGe (2012-12-19 18:51:30)

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#6 2012-12-20 07:55:37

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Re: Logitech G710+ (keyboard) blasting "666666" to console (pic included)

Haven't checked the suggested workaround yet, but I can confirm that it also happens on Debian (Sid) for me as well as someone else as reported on the logitech forums.

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#7 2012-12-20 22:17:41

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Re: Logitech G710+ (keyboard) blasting "666666" to console (pic included)

mkinitcpio really seems to "detect" the keyboard in a way that it changes the initramfs somehow. Try to rebuild it with the keyboard not plugged in - something like sleep 10 && mkinitcpio -p linux-your_preset should give you enough time to remove the USB plugs - and see if the keyboard still spams sixes and other stuff after a reboot.
I mean, that is probably the most idiotic workaround you ever heard of, but.. big_smile well. For me it works.
So if there really is a difference in the two initramfs.. well, I don't really know where to search, the modules loaded seem to be all the same, and I don't know how to "read" the supplied parameters for an active module. Any help would be appreciated.

And back to the G keys... is there any Xorg nerd among us who knows where to start? I still can't distinguish the normal "1" key from the G1 key.

#
# "1" key (not numblock)
#
KeyPress event, serial 40, synthetic NO, window 0x4c00001,
    root 0x2a8, subw 0x0, time 1077041, (53,-10), root:(57,888),
    state 0x10, keycode 10 (keysym 0x31, 1), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 1 bytes: (31) "1"
    XmbLookupString gives 1 bytes: (31) "1"
    XFilterEvent returns: False

KeyRelease event, serial 40, synthetic NO, window 0x4c00001,
    root 0x2a8, subw 0x0, time 1077139, (53,-10), root:(57,888),
    state 0x10, keycode 10 (keysym 0x31, 1), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 1 bytes: (31) "1"
    XFilterEvent returns: False

#
# G1 key
#
KeyPress event, serial 40, synthetic NO, window 0x4c00001,
    root 0x2a8, subw 0x0, time 1083583, (53,-10), root:(57,888),
    state 0x10, keycode 10 (keysym 0x31, 1), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 1 bytes: (31) "1"
    XmbLookupString gives 1 bytes: (31) "1"
    XFilterEvent returns: False

KeyRelease event, serial 40, synthetic NO, window 0x4c00001,
    root 0x2a8, subw 0x0, time 1083639, (53,-10), root:(57,888),
    state 0x10, keycode 10 (keysym 0x31, 1), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 1 bytes: (31) "1"
    XFilterEvent returns: False

Last edited by VikingGe (2012-12-20 22:18:57)

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#8 2013-01-24 22:23:00

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Re: Logitech G710+ (keyboard) blasting "666666" to console (pic included)

Hi there.

Just recently bought this keyboard and it feels really impressive. Seems I need a bit of practice however, as I keep constantly hitting Caps Lock because my hands tend to shift to the left because of the extra column of keys there. I get the 6s (or ^6@ or something, IIRC) during boot but not after that (kernel 3.7.1-2-ck) so I can't help you there. As for the problem of the G keys not working, I haven't managed to find any real solution.

I have built G15Tools libg15, libg15render and g15daemon (all svn) from AUR, but libg15 doesn't seem to support G710+. I did manage for it to detect the keyboard by adding a line in libg15.c:

DEVICE("Logitech G710",0x46d,0xc24d,G15_KEYS|G15_DEVICE_IS_SHARED|G15_DEVICE_G510),

but I don't fully understand the parametres after the vendor and product ID.

Running g15daemon in debug mode gives:

$ g15daemon -d
libg15: libg15 1.3
libg15: Found 1 supported devices
libg15: Trying to find Logitech G15
libg15: Logitech G15 not found
...
libg15: Trying to find Logitech G510
libg15: Logitech G510 not found
libg15: Trying to find Logitech G710
libg15: Found Logitech G710, trying to open it
libg15: Device has 1 possible configurations
libg15: Device has 1 Alternate Settings
libg15: Interface 1 has 1 Endpoints
libg15: Trying to detach driver currently attached: "dummy"
libg15: Success, detached the driver
libg15: Found "Extra Keys" endpoint 2 with address 0x82 maxtransfersize=32 
libg15: Done opening the keyboard
g15daemon 1.2svn loaded

but the Gs still give out exactly the same keycodes as the corresponding numbers.

If (and I emphasize: if) I understood correctly, it isn't possible to just remap those keys, as G710+ treats them as normal keys unless it receives a specific request from the OS. Hence the need for the separate library.

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#9 2013-02-06 14:48:05

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Re: Logitech G710+ (keyboard) blasting "666666" to console (pic included)

I am also experiencing the spam, but only during bootup. I'm running Slackware 14 stable. I bought the keyboard for its availability, brown switches and separate media buttons.

The G-keys were just a curiosity at first, but when I started typing on my keyboard, I felt that the G-keys where in the way. My solution to this was to simply pop off the G-keys.

I get some feedback from the G-keys, but the M1-3 and MR keys seem dead. Are these supposed to work in Linux?


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#10 2013-05-11 19:47:13

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Re: Logitech G710+ (keyboard) blasting "666666" to console (pic included)

I dont know if this is still of interested, but I have written a kernel driver for linux which fixes the 66666 issue and enables the additional buttons.

Thanks

https://github.com/Wattos/logitech-g710-linux-driver

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#11 2013-05-11 19:55:14

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Re: Logitech G710+ (keyboard) blasting "666666" to console (pic included)

I am so glad I subscribed to this thread.
Wattos, thank us?? No. Thank _you_ ! Thank you so much for taking your time to write this driver.


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#12 2013-12-20 19:44:35

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Re: Logitech G710+ (keyboard) blasting "666666" to console (pic included)

Volume-wheel solution worked for me. Just scroll it a bit and keyboard no longer spams 6.

Thanks.

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