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kpenc
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Sep 11, 2017
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Guys, does anyone knows if this keyboard works on Linux?
Sep 11, 2017
Spectre27
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Sep 11, 2017
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I would say it most likely does work on linux, i would be super suprised if it did not. Many people who would blow money on this thing probably run linux in some capacity. Plus you dont ever see any complaints that it doesnt work on linux. I think as a rule of thumb, most periphials that will work on windows also work on linux.
Sep 11, 2017
scyorkie
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Sep 11, 2017
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One user, XenDeKhra, has pointed out on reddit that you can only change the .bin file in Windows, but not on OSX or Linux. https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/50kr3x/review_guide_the_tada68_a_pillar_of_value_also/
Sep 11, 2017
kpenc
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Sep 12, 2017
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Thanks! Does that mean that if I don't want to program the keyboard I still wouldn't be able to use it?
Sep 12, 2017
scyorkie
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Sep 12, 2017
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You should be able to use it, since the specs for the TADA68 specifically states "Windows/Mac/Linux".
Also, programming the keyboard is secondary to actually typing on it. If those reddit users hadn't been able to use it on OSX/Linux in the first place, they wouldn't even be going on to the programming stage.
I know you're interested in Linux, but I found a reddit thread about how to change the .bin file in OSX. I'm just going to link it here for completeness: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/520cov/using_an_originative_tada86_on_a_mac/
Sep 12, 2017
banana_bread
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Sep 12, 2017
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Works in Linux for sure. A lot of the custom qmk programming requires some level of linux or similar.
Sep 12, 2017
kpenc
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Sep 13, 2017
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Thanks. It seems that MacOS's Finder app puts some files in the directory where this .bin file should be located when the directory is opened. I doubt that Linux does that and therefore there shouldn't be any problems. :)
Sep 13, 2017
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