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Ubuntu 10.10 Supports Magic Mouse Out-Of-The-Box?

By Ricky on August 3rd, 2010 

Well, it looks like Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat is getting better and better everyday. According to Jasev from UbuntuForums, Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat supports Apple's Magic Mouse out-of-the-box.

Update: Reader Martey points out that this is not Ubuntu specific. It is due to a driver, written by Michael Poole, that has been included in Linux kernel 2.6.35.

Regarding the multi-touch feature, Jasev says that he has not tried it yet. This is what Jasev wrote:

I just got my magic mouse and was expecting problems, but to my delight scrolling works out of the box. I'm running an up to date 10.10 (alpha?) with kernel 2.6.35-13. I guess all the drivers have been inserted into the new kernel. Haven't tried any 2-finger zooming etc as yet.

It may be recalled that Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx introduced support for iPhone and iPod Touch out-of-the-box as well. So, it is not very surprising that Magic Mouse would be supported in Maverick.

I do not have a Magic Mouse and so I cannot test it. (Hence, the question mark in the title. :p). If you have a Magic Mouse, we would love to hear from you.


Ubuntu 10.10 Supports Magic Mouse Out-Of-The-Box? was originally published on on August 2, 2010 - 11:57 pm (Indian Standard Time)