MX5000

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MX5000 software uses mx5000-tools to communicate with a MX5000 keyboard's LCD.

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MX5000 software uses mx5000-tools to communicate with a MX5000 keyboard's LCD. You must install mx5000-tools to have it work.

You have a Logitech MX5000 Keyboard and would like to use its nice LCD screen ? Then you've come to the right place. Here are the steps to setting up your keyboard. The main program named mx5000-tools makes it possible to communicate with the keyboard. The other program, mx5000 checks your email IMAP or POP account and displays on the keyboard's LCD the number of new mail(s), the author and subject of the last mail you have received.

It is possible that while updating the keyboard's LCD your mouse won't work correctly. Unfortunatly I can't do anything about it. That's why I gave up the idea of using the LCD to display what song is being played under your favorite music player.

Once you have installed it, you should probably set permissions for your keyboard by adding a file named logitech.rules to your udev rules.d directory (/etc/udev/rules.d on my computer). Just copy that :

#Logitech mx5000 keyboard
KERNEL=="hiddev?", OWNER="your_username"

If you have multiple users on your computer and would like all of them to access the keyboard, see the udev manual.

Now you're good to go. Run "python mx5000.py".
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Last updated on December 6th, 2007
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