Green Technology

I recently began blogging with my wife about green living including green technology.  We launched the site a couple of days ago and today was my first post on green technology:  Corky, a Battery Free Wireless Mouse.  It’s a mouse that charges up with every mechanical motion and click of the button you make.

We’re really excited to chronicle the changes we make in our lives to ‘go green’ and we’re attempting to develop a community around the site so all can benefit from shared knowledge.

Please check the site out and let me know what you think!

Dear Lazyweb, Microsoft Laser Mouse

I was shopping around for a mouse for gaming.  After reading the reviews, I found that I wanted to give the Microsoft Sidewinder x8 a try (previously had a Logitech G5 that broke).  It works great in Windows, which I dual boot on my gaming machine.  However, when I try to use it in Linux…it doesn’t operate at all. (2.6.26 kernel)

Googling around hasn’t turned up much at all…so I figured I’d ask here.  So…here goes:


Dear lazyweb, has anyone gotten the Sidewinder x8 or x5 laser mouse to work in Linux and if so, can you point me in the right direction in the comments?