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3.0 out of 5 stars Does what it should, within limits, 22 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: Perixx PX-1100, Backlit Gaming Keyboard - USB - Red/Blue/Purple Illuminated Keys - Full Size Layout - Elegant Rubber Black Design - 20 Million Key-press Lifecycle - Brightness Control Wheel - 1.8 m Cable - Adjustable Palm rest - UK Layout (Accessory)
As I do a lot of work and study at my computer I wanted a keyboard I could use in low light conditions instead of having to turn the light on. To this end, I bought this keyboard after having put it off for a while because of looking for a unit that confirmed it had full sized keys. This keyboard stood out to me because it has a range of colours available from the same unit that can be selected at the press of a button (same button that scrolls through available colours). The problem I have with it is that it doesn't play well with Linux because pressing the button to cycle through available colours causes the system to either block or allow a given action to be carried out on any of the four colour settings (including none). When this happens, the only way to resolve it is to reboot the computer. I don't know if this is because it's a faulty unit or that Perixx in their infinite wisdom only decided to check compatibility with M$ Windows so those with one of the the various versions of Windows may not have the same problem. That being said, if the desired colour is chosen prior to rebooting the device and not changed once booted, there should be no problems. I will try plugging it in through a PS2 converter next to see if the problem remains.
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Initial post: 1 Apr 2014 10:42:35 BDT
Mr. C. Pugh says:
Inprouct description it does not list Linux as compatible.
quote> Product Description
Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8. <end quote.

Posted on 12 Jun 2014 15:35:27 BDT
LeilaBD says:
Did you make any progress with solving the Linux problems? I've just bought one and am trying to use it with Lubuntu 14.04 and I agree that pressing the colour change button causes it to go into a strange state. If I could disable the button for the duration of my Linux session I could live with that.
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