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Logitech mouse and keyboard stopped working after kernel update

asked 2013-08-03 02:02:24 -0500

Ethan gravatar image

After installing Fedora and running Yum to install all of my required updates, I rebooted my computer into the updated kernel. However, when I boot into this kernel my Logitech mouse and keyboard, both connected via a Logitech Unifying Receiver, do not work. I know it is the kernel because if I boot up using the old kernel my mouse and keyboard work as they did before the update and on Windows before installing Fedora. Is there something I can do to fix this so that my keyboard and mouse are not useless and I don't have to stick with an outdated version of the kernel?

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answered 2013-08-03 08:12:14 -0500

wquine gravatar image

Looks like this is another system affected by this bug. Try rebooting with an earlier kernel by choosing an earlier entry in your grub boot screen.

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Thank you for your response. Rebooting to an earlier version of the kernel works but will this bug be fixed? I don't want to be stuck using an outdated version of the kernel.

Ethan gravatar imageEthan ( 2013-08-03 11:53:17 -0500 )edit

Keep an eye on the bug report I posted, I'm sure as soon as its fixed, Fedora will pick up the change.

wquine gravatar imagewquine ( 2013-08-04 07:41:09 -0500 )edit

Okay, I'll do that. Thank you very much. :)

Ethan gravatar imageEthan ( 2013-08-04 12:01:14 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-08-04 17:17:09 -0500

davidva gravatar image

updated 2013-08-04 17:56:25 -0500

I packed Solaar, maybe fix the problem.

What is Solaar?

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. Supported Devices

Solaar will detect all devices paired with your Unifying Receiver, and at the very least display some basic information about them.

For some devices, extra settings (usually not available through the standard Linux system configuration) are supported. For a full list of supported devices and their features, see devices.

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Thank you very much. After unpairing and re-pairing my devices with this they began to work again. Hopefully they come out with a proper fix soon but this helps for now. :)

Ethan gravatar imageEthan ( 2013-08-06 22:42:48 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-06-18 09:34:26 -0500

Solaar did work for me too. And thankfully Solaar is now part of fedora's main repository so no need to use sourceforge.

Also a lot of people are advising NOT TO USE SOURCEFORGE as it adds malware to packages. See for example:

Just do

sudo yum install solaar

Or in Fedora 22

sudo dnf install solaar
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