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    Linux Newbie Max2009's Avatar
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    Does Livescribe work on Linux?


    Has anybody successfully gotten the Livescribe Pulse Smartpen and desktop software to work on any Linux distro?
    I'd like to know before I invest a couple hundred dollars in this slick device...
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    I guess it will need appropriate drivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max2009 View Post
    Has anybody successfully gotten the Livescribe Pulse Smartpen and desktop software to work on any Linux distro?
    I'd like to know before I invest a couple hundred dollars in this slick device...
    Keep in mind too, just because "someone" got it to work does not mean it's guaranteed to work for you. Several hundred dollars is a considerable sum and I advise you to really do your homework on this one. I think I would at least create a Windows partition if I had to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b2bwild View Post
    I guess it will need appropriate drivers.
    Yeah. What about the Windows releases drivers to the open source community thing. Will that help me?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Keep in mind too, just because "someone" got it to work does not mean it's guaranteed to work for you. Several hundred dollars is a considerable sum and I advise you to really do your homework on this one. I think I would at least create a Windows partition if I had to.
    If "someone" got it to work, it means that there's a chance I can, and it gives me somewhere to start from.
    Windows partitions suck, but I think you're right, that's the only sure-fire way to do it.
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    The Windows driver releases were concerned with running VMs, probably to run run VMs of linux on Windows (not a Windows user, so didn't really care), so they probably will be no use to you.
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    Thanks rokytnji. I don't know why I didn't think of looking there.

    Oh well, it looks like I'm sticking with plain old fashion pens and paper without dots.
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