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This month's tip comes from PCLinuxOS forum member Ramchu.
I just purchased a new Logitech wireless keyboard. In the instructions, I noticed paragraph for running up to six (6) compatible devices from a single USB receiver. I went to http://logitech.com/support/. There I discovered that, once again, Linux isn't (officially) supported. I searched with Google and discovered that there was a workaround.
I then searched in Synaptic for unifying and discovered Solaar, installed the package, then opened solaar from a terminal.
I now have my Logitech wireless mouse and wireless keyboard both working from a single USB receiver .
For your Logitech product to be compatible, this logo should be located somewhere on the equipment.
From the description in Synaptic:
Device manager for Logitech's Unifying Receiver
Solaar is a Linux device manager for Logitech's Unifying Receiver peripherals. It is able to pair/unpair devices to the receiver, and for most devices read battery status.
It comes in two flavors, command-line and GUI. Both are able to list the devices paired to a Unifying Receiver, show detailed info for each device, and also pair/unpair supported devices with the receiver.
Most of you may already know of solaar. I didn't, and I am sure others don't either. I hope this helps someone.