Logitech Devices on Ubuntu Linux (and others)

A friend presented me with an issue a while back where certain buttons on his Logitech keyboard, specifically the zoom bar, didn’t work properly under Ubuntu. After some searching, I found a site that codes Linux drivers for these devices, and directed him to it. They have drivers for Debian, CentOS, Fedora, Mandriva, Mint, RedHat, Suse, and Ubuntu. The full list of supported devices is below.

After testing, he came up with a set of instructions (originally posted at another site) and I have rewritten them here in a [hopefully] more accurate process.

  1. Head over to HIDPoint
  2. Fill in the requested information on the download page (mouse/keyboard/OS/etc…), you can ignore the email field if you wish and select download. Make sure you select correctly if you’re using a 64-bit or non-64-bit OS.
  3. On the next screen, select the link “Download Now“, and save the file to your hard drive.
  4. Navigate to wherever you downloaded the file to.
  5. Right click on the file, and go to Properties > Permissions and check the box for execute.
  6. Double click on the file and select “Run In Terminal“. Type “Y” then hit “Enter”.
  7. Follow all on screen prompts.
  8. After Installation is complete, you will need to reboot.

Supported devices:

Keyboards: Mice: Mice:
  • Logitech Comfort Keyboard
  • Logitech Cordless Desktop
  • Logitech Cordless Elite
  • Logitech Cordless Ultra-Flat
  • Logitech DiNova
  • Logitech diNovo Edge
  • Logitech diNovo Mini
  • Logitech EasyCall Keyboard
  • Logitech EX 100 Keyboard
  • Logitech EX 110 Series
  • Logitech LX 300 Keyboard
  • Logitech LX 500/501 Keyboard
  • Logitech LX 710 Keyboard
  • Logitech Media Keyboard
  • Logitech Media Keyboard Elite
  • Logitech MX 3000 Keyboard
  • Logitech MX 3200 Keyboard
  • Logitech MX 5000 Keyboard
  • Logitech MX5500
  • Logitech Numeric Pad
  • Logitech S510 Keyboard
  • Logitech S520 Keyboard
  • Logitech Wave Corded
  • Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
  • Logitech Wave Cordless
  • Logitech Cordless Click!
  • Logitech Cordless Click! Plus
  • Logitech Cordless Mini Optical Mouse
  • Logitech Cordless Mouse
  • Logitech Cordless Mouse for NoteBook
  • Logitech Cordless Optical
  • Logitech Cordless Optical TrackMan
  • Logitech Cordless TrackMan Wheel
  • Dell BT Travel Mouse
  • Dell BT/XPS M2010 Mouse
  • Logitech diNovo Edge
  • Logitech G1 Optical Mouse
  • Logitech G3 Laser Mouse
  • Logitech G3/MX518 Optical
  • Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
  • Logitech G7 Cordless Laser
  • Logitech Laser Corded Mouse
  • Logitech Laser Tiltwheel Mouse
  • Logitech LX3 Optical Mouse
  • Logitech LX5 Cordless
  • Logitech LX6 Cordless Optical
  • Logitech LX7 Cordless Laser
  • Logitech LX7 Cordless Optical
  • Logitech LX8 Cordless Laser
  • Logitech Marble Mouse
  • Logitech Media Play Cordless
  • Logitech MX 1000 for Bluetooth
  • Logitech MX 518 Optical Mouse
  • Logitech MX 600 Cordless Mouse
  • Logitech MX Air
  • Logitech MX Revolution
  • Logitech MX Revolution Bluetooth
  • Logitech MX1000 Laser
  • Logitech MX1100 Laser
  • Logitech MX310 Corded
  • Logitech MX320/RX1000 Laser Mouse
  • Logitech MX400 Laser Mouse
  • Logitech MX510 mouse
  • Logitech MX600 Cordless Laser
  • Logitech MX610 Laser Cordless
  • Logitech MX610 Left-Handed
  • Logitech MX620 Laser Cordless
  • Logitech MX700 Cordless Optical
  • Logitech MX900 Cordless
  • Logitech NX80
  • Logitech Optical Tilt-Wheel Mouse
  • Logitech Optical Wheel Mouse
  • Logitech Optical Workstation Mouse
  • Logitech RX250 mouse
  • Logitech RX300
  • Logitech RX650 Cordless Optical
  • Logitech TrackMan Wheel
  • Logitech UltraX Optical Mouse
  • Logitech USB Optical Wheel Mouse
  • Logitech V200 Cordless
  • Logitech V220 Cordless Optical
  • Logitech V270 Bluetooth Mouse
  • Logitech V320 Cordless Optical
  • Logitech V400 Laser Cordless Mouse
  • Logitech V450 Laser Cordless Mouse
  • Logitech V450 Laser Mouse
  • Logitech V470 Bluetooth enabled Mouse
  • Logitech V500 Cordless
  • Logitech V550 Nano
  • Logitech VX Nano
  • Logitech VX Revolution
  • Logitech Wheel Mouse
  • Logitech Workstation Mouse

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  1. #1 by Nimmy on June 28, 2010 - 3:25 am

    Actually, if I remember correctly, none / most of the multimedia functions on my keyboard at the time worked properly. I do not use that keyboard any more though.

    Thanks for reposting this and giving proper credit.

    Despite all the crap I hear about you, you are an ok guy!
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  2. #3 by Rick Kaye on November 16, 2010 - 4:40 pm


  3. #4 by Mike on February 22, 2011 - 10:43 am

    Today I received this question from a visitor, and I’m reposting on the chance that it will help anyone else:

    I read you article, Logitech Devices on Ubuntu Linux (and others), and downloaded hipoint1-O.bin for my lx8 mouse.

    I am using Mint 10 32 bit Standard.

    In following the directions, at the point were they say to, “# Double
    click on the file and select “Run In Terminal”. Type “Y” then
    hit “Enter”. I became confused because the option to, Run In
    Terminal, was not available. I did find in my downloads folder Menu..
    File_Open in terminal.. and chose this while the file was selected and
    got a Terminal with the following:

    …~/Downloads $

    But at this point I’m lost.

    Would you have any answers to how I go about this in Mint 10? I would
    appreciate any help.

    I’m not personally familiar with Mint, but the following instructions should work on any distro.

    You need to do two things: 1) make the file executable and then 2) run the file in the terminal.

    You’re halfway there already: simply execute these two commands in that terminal you opened:

    attrib +x file
    This gives the file the ‘executable’ attribute

    This runs the file (dot-slash required because file is in the current directory which is not in the PATH environment variable)

    Of course, substitute the file name (‘hipoint1-O.bin’) for ‘file’ in both of the above examples.

    Good luck.

  4. #5 by pat reid on May 24, 2012 - 2:30 am

    Did not work for me. I was successful in granting myself permission to execute file, but still no success in actually making the file run. When I did ./hidpoint1-0.bin, there was no activity on hard drive, and no resulting trackball with scroll capabilities. That’s weird, because when I was using Mint 10, firefox accepted trackball without so much fanfare. I will keep looking. Thanks for a little direction about what to look for.

  5. #6 by Steve on June 11, 2012 - 3:18 pm

    After making it executable (properties/permission/checkbox) I opened a terminal window and dragged the .bin file in, no probs!

    • #7 by Mike Beach on June 15, 2012 - 8:26 pm

      Great tip, thanks!

  6. #8 by arun vadnerkar on September 10, 2012 - 9:13 am

    logitech mouse mcaa43 not working on ubuntu 11.04

  7. #9 by arun vadnerkar on September 10, 2012 - 9:14 am

    not in list

  8. #10 by Danny on November 10, 2012 - 8:30 am

    Dude, greetings! What’s about web cam Logitech drivers, i cant find that!

  9. #12 by suvi on December 6, 2012 - 5:30 am

    I couldn’t dont loadanything. Is this post still up to date? Does logitech now provide something?

    • #13 by Mike on December 6, 2012 - 7:30 am

      I have updated the download link — it appears to have been moved. I also checked to see if Logitech provided any Linux drivers. They still unfortunately do not.

  10. #14 by Jamey on February 21, 2013 - 6:17 pm

    Are they even working on this anymore? I went their and all the distro’s they are supporting are not the latest. I am running OpenSUSE 12.x and the highest they go is suse 11.x