Updating computer hardware
It is built into the computer or comes with a program already installed, and without this small part any software or accessory you hooked up to your computer, like say a printer, graphic card or a camera, would not work at all with your computer or laptop.As such, it is a very necessary, but sometimes overlooked, piece of equipment.Officially, Linux isn’t a supported OS by Logitech, so to apply the update you had to start Windows, and download and manually deploy a firmware update.For people running Linux exclusively, like a lot of Red Hat’s customers, the only choice was to stop using the Unifying products or try and find a Windows computer that could be borrowed for doing the update.
It is one easy way to make using a computer a more positive experience.
This makes sitting in a café quite a dangerous thing to do when any affected hardware is inserted, which for the unifying dongle is quite likely as it’s explicitly designed to remain in an empty USB socket.
The main manufacturer of these devices is Logitech, but the hardware is also supplied to other OEMs such as Amazon, Microsoft, Lenovo and Dell where they are re-badged or renamed.
Download the new driver software, which will save to your hardware and be used later.
There is little risk you are going to permanently hurt your computer just by making a wrong turn in trying to update your driver.