Archive for March 22nd, 2012

The Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Albino Gaming Mouse

March 22, 2012

Update 2013: The Cyborg R.A.T. 7 is now known as the Mad Catz R.A.T. 7. This article reviews the older Cyborg model, but the newer Mad Catz model is apparently the same product.

“Daddy, buy me this one!”

The Mad Catz R.A.T.7 Gaming Mouse for PC and Macis the best mouse I have ever used, and I wondered, “Can it get any better?” Yes! And it’s called the Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Albino (now marketed as the Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 White version), whose styling appears to be a combination of 1970’s blocky design and technology from a sterile clean, futuristic society.

After running this rat through the maze of everyday computer use, here are my thoughts about this fine product along with the answer to the question, “Does the Albino work with Ubuntu?”

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Making the Cyborg RAT 7 Albino Work with Ubuntu

The Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Albino (my review here) is the white version of the Cyborg R.A.T.7 Gaming Mouse for PC and MACand identical in every way – including the unresponsive buttons experienced shortly after log in.

Do not despair! This issue is easily resolved, and the Albino functions perfectly after adding a new section to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

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