Not because I’m an expert but because I have a keyboard. Anyone with a Sidewinder X4 that uses it with Linux as well, and how compromised are its features? Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Hopefully, this post will help some people to get the Sidewinder X4 working under Linux. Please don’t kill me for reviving this Zombie-Thread, but I thought, that my information could help some people. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. EvilAndi surely will update the x4daemon to support profile switching and LED handling.

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Sidewinder X4 Linux Support??

However, the LEDs aren’t working atm. Last but not least: Last Jump to page: I’ve also posted on the g15tools forums, but they haven’t answered yet after 4 weeks. Micrsooft X4 Keyboard Hi rawlinc.

The keyboard works fine without cutting in and out with Windows and Mac. Does this happen with other devices in the same port?

You will get a kernel module driver, which you can load at startup.


Sidewinder X4 Keyboard No one has gotten back linjx me, but i’m still very interested in getting this worked on. If you’re unfamiliar with applying patches and recompiling, just use the original version.

Microsoft Sidewinder x4 keyboard any good? – PC/Mac/Linux Society – GameSpot

Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below. Distributed Computing sidewindeer General. I’ve spent some hours analyzing the traffic between the Sidewinder X4 and my PC. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

Join Date Feb Beans 7. Backlighting should be controlled by the board, not OS so you don’t need to worry about that. Join Date Jun Beans Hidden!

That’s what I found out: Post as a guest Name. In Linux all the buttons work except the programmable buttons, so all the media buttons and even the calculator button. Sidewinder X4 Keyboard Did anyone get anywhere with this?

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This is going to take some getting used to, and switching back and forth between my full sized work keyboard and this one could be interesting. Went ahead and got the X4. Media controls might work with generic drivers, but if they don’t know can just download a linux equivalent program to autohotkey.


I used to own the x4, but never liked the feel of the keys. Email Required, but never shown. October 13th, 4.

Microsoft Sidewinder x4 keyboard any good?

Quote message in reply? I’m patching the hid-microsoft.

February 18th, 8. Benchmarking Software and Discussion Overclock. Password Please enter a password for your user account. I’ll finish the kernel module until Christmas I think. Results 1 to 10 of However, I’m not experienced in coding and reverse engineering at all.