Tuxedo: keyboard drivers
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I had some “fun” recently when I realized that my keyboard on my main laptop was lagging. Nearly every character at the end of a command or at the beginning of a typing sequence were lost. I didn’t noticed when this exactly took over, but I started to hate this behaviour.
So I thought it might be a good idea to install the drivers from where I bought the laptop in the first place.
Fedora 37 #
Now it’s already a few months ago since I made my notes about this, I’m already running Manjaro Linux for a week or two so I’ll just format my notes a bit and let this reside on this page, for later use I might have to re-investigate that sh** again…
$ sudo dnf install kernel-devel $ sudo dnf copr enable kallepm/tuxedo-keyboard $ sudo dnf copr enable kallepm/tuxedo-control-center $ sudo dnf install tuxedo-control-center
Since I usually won’t need the Control-Center, and to only get actual (as in up-to-date) drivers, clone the git repository.
$ cd $HOME/git $ git clone https://github.com/tuxedocomputers/tuxedo-keyboard.git $ cd tuxedo-keyboard $ git checkout release
Then build the module and ignore any error about vmlinux being unavailable:
$ make clean && make
Add the module as DKMS module:
$ make clean $ sudo make dkmsinstall
And finally load the modules with modprobe:
$ sudo modprobe tuxedo_keyboard
tuxedo_io should normally be automatically loaded when you load
Manjaro (Sway) #
Check what kernel version is running (
and install the linux headers for that kernel.
$ sudo pacman -S linux515-headers
tuxedo-keyboard-dkms from the wonderful AUR repository.
$ sudo pacman -S tuxedo-keyboard-dkms
or if you use yay
$ yay tuxedo-keyboard-dkms
Default values are crap (on my Polaris).
$ echo "options tuxedo_keyboard color=WHITE" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/tuxedo_keyboard.conf
You may read on the tuxedo website that you load other colors
sudo modprobe tuxedo_keyboard color=BLUE for example—
for me, this never worked. A reboot it is then for me.
They work on it, they say… But we know, this feature will never be implemented. That state is now for 2 years since I bought that “linux laptop” from Tuxedo. PS: I’d never buy one again.