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⌚ July 29, 2013
You would think that the joy of using the Cyborg/Mad Catz R.A.T.7 with Ubuntu and Linux Mint would be enough to bring smiles and prolonged happiness, but no! A great mouse was made even better in the form of the glowing, programmable Mad Catz M.M.O.7 Mouse
With more buttons than any regular user could possibly need, the M.M.O.7 is without doubt the best mouse I have ever used. But the question is, “Will the M.M.O.7 work with Ubuntu, or better yet, Linux Mint 15?”
The answer is yes, it works great, but there are some issues to be resolved. This informal review shares my experience using this slick mouse with Linux Mint 15.
Even though I am using Linux Mint 15, I have tested this mouse in Ubuntu, and the issues were identical, so what applies to Linux Mint also applies to Ubuntu.
Update: Added instructions about how to resolve the CTRL+F keyboard shortcut that occurs after xbindkeys is installed.
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?”
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.
Why can’t I click icons? Hmm. The right-click menu is not appearing and the buttons no longer seem to work. Did the Ubuntu desktop just lock up?
“Nooo! I need to save, but nothing is responding. The mouse quit working! Help!”
As good as the R.A.T. 7 mouse is, there are a few issues to be aware of when used with Ubuntu 10.10. This article will provide a few solutions and tips that make the R.A.T. 7 play well with Ubuntu.