Logitech MX Air

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Version Status Date Updated Updated By
710 Unknown N/A N/A
810 PnP 4th May 2010 sambuca
1004 Unknown N/A N/A
1204 Unknown N/A N/A
1404 Unknown N/A N/A
Usage Information

The Logitech MX Air might be a nice looking alternative to the Gyration Go Cordless Air Optical mouse.

810 button mappings

This mouse is plug and play with 810. Due to changes in the orbiter for 810, the mouse buttons are all mapped in the device template.

The mouse buttons are mapped as follows

Mouse button Meaning Corresponding keyboard key
Back Menu F7
Play/pause Media F6
Vol Ambiance F8

710 install

Linux drivers for the MX Air can be found here: http://www.hidpoint.com/


I have this mouse working with LinuxMCE 7.10 RC2. Standard only 5 buttons were recognised. I could not get the above hidpoint driver / software working. It kept crashing. After a bit research installed BTNX software.


On the [Ubuntu forum] there is a good installation manual for the Ubuntu versions. As suggested I used the compile from source version. For the case the forum post might disapear I copy the procedure onto this page:

Install with compile from source

1. Get all the necessary dependencies. btnx-config needs libgtk2.0 and libgtk2.0-dev (version 2.10.11 or newer), libglade and libglade-dev (version 2.6.0 or newer), pkg-config (0.21 or newer), and build-essential. btnx needs build-essential and libdaemon. Code: sudo apt-get install build-essential libgtk2.0-0 libgtk2.0-dev libglade2-0 libglade2-dev pkg-config libdaemon0 libdaemon-dev 2. Install btnx Code:

$ wget http://www.ollisalonen.com/btnx/btnx-0.4.11.tar.gz
$ tar -xvvf btnx-0.4.11.tar.gz
$ cd btnx-0.4.11
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

3. Install btnx-config. Code:

$ wget http://www.ollisalonen.com/btnx/btnx-config-0.4.9.tar.gz
$ tar -xvvf btnx-config-0.4.9.tar.gz
$ cd btnx-config-0.4.9
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

If you encountered an error, there is probably a dependency problem.

4. You should have gotten a menu item. In GNOME, Applications->System tools->btnx. In KDE, System->btnx. Press it to launch btnx-config.

( this did not work for me with a message about root.... Open the btnx-config aplication from a console with sudo btnx-config. )

Configuration of BTNX

You can find all the necessary information for configuring your mouse with btnx-config in the [manual].

During the configuration you can program the additional button to simulate the F6, F7 and F8 keys. Be sure that you enable the button at the top of the button configuration page.

You can uninstall BTNX with the following procedure

To uninstall btnx and btnx-config, run Code:

$ sudo make uninstall

in the same directory as where you ran the "sudo make install" command for both programs.


You can find the [manual] for BTNX on the website of the guy who made it.