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Logitech Trackman Nigel Ridley 13 Mar 21:02
  Logitech Trackman PL O'Smith 13 Mar 21:11
   Logitech Trackman Nigel Ridley 13 Mar 21:27
    Logitech Trackman PL O'Smith 13 Mar 22:00
Nigel Ridley
2003-03-13 21:02:53 UTC (over 17 years ago)

Logitech Trackman

Does anyone know if the Logitech Cordless Optical Trackman works ok under Linux - especially with The Gimp (I can't afford a tablet :-()? I'm not sure how many buttons it has - looks like about 6 or 7.

How does one drag and drop (ie. moving a graphic around inside a graphic) using
a trackball - does the *lock* button work, or does one have to struggle holding the *left* button down whilst moving the trackball?

Blessings,

Nigel Ridley

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PL O'Smith
2003-03-13 21:11:37 UTC (over 17 years ago)

Logitech Trackman

On Thursday 13 March 2003 03:02 pm, Nigel Ridley wrote:

Does anyone know if the Logitech Cordless Optical Trackman works ok under Linux - especially with The Gimp (I can't afford a tablet :-()? I'm not sure how many buttons it has - looks like about 6 or 7.

How does one drag and drop (ie. moving a graphic around inside a graphic) using
a trackball - does the *lock* button work, or does one have to struggle holding the *left* button down whilst moving the trackball?

Blessings,

Nigel Ridley

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Nigel,
I think you will find the trackball works just fine under Linux. I have used the Logitech Optical trackball before without problems, although it was not the cordless model. The mice work ok, so should the trackball.

One thing I am not sure about though. You may not like the trackball for drawing and such. It is kinda cumbersome to use for such things in my experience. The mouse works better for drawing and of course, the tablet the best, if you can afford one.

Patrick

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Nigel Ridley
2003-03-13 21:27:00 UTC (over 17 years ago)

Logitech Trackman

On Thu, 13 Mar 2003 15:11:37 -0500 "PL O'Smith" wrote:

On Thursday 13 March 2003 03:02 pm, Nigel Ridley wrote:

Does anyone know if the Logitech Cordless Optical Trackman works ok under Linux - especially with The Gimp (I can't afford a tablet :-()? I'm not sure how many buttons it has - looks like about 6 or 7.

How does one drag and drop (ie. moving a graphic around inside a graphic) using
a trackball - does the *lock* button work, or does one have to struggle holding the *left* button down whilst moving the trackball?

Blessings,

Nigel Ridley

***************************
Nigel,
I think you will find the trackball works just fine under Linux. I have used the Logitech Optical trackball before without problems, although it was not the cordless model. The mice work ok, so should the trackball.

One thing I am not sure about though. You may not like the trackball for drawing and such. It is kinda cumbersome to use for such things in my experience. The mouse works better for drawing and of course, the tablet the best, if you can afford one.

Patrick

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PL O'Smith
2003-03-13 22:00:15 UTC (over 17 years ago)

Logitech Trackman

On Thursday 13 March 2003 03:27 pm, Nigel Ridley wrote:

On Thu, 13 Mar 2003 15:11:37 -0500

"PL O'Smith" wrote:

On Thursday 13 March 2003 03:02 pm, Nigel Ridley wrote:

Does anyone know if the Logitech Cordless Optical Trackman works ok under Linux - especially with The Gimp (I can't afford a tablet

:-()? I'm not sure how many buttons it has - looks like about 6 : or

7.

How does one drag and drop (ie. moving a graphic around inside a graphic) using
a trackball - does the *lock* button work, or does one have to struggle holding the *left* button down whilst moving the trackball?

Blessings,

Nigel Ridley

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I don't think you would say it is difficult and if the unit has a lock for the button, that could provide an easier extended move. I don't know that it will help with a one pixel move though any more than the mouse. If you have limited desk space, a trackball is nice and one can become accustomed to using it pretty well. I just have never liked trying to draw with one, just too eratic trying to draw precisely.

Patrick