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  1. #1
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    Default Linux Compatibility: Razer Tarantula Gaming Keyboard

    This is an entry for Phoronix LCH. Feel free to comment on the Linux compatibility for the Razer Tarantula Gaming Keyboard in this thread.

    Razer Tarantula Gaming Keyboard



    Description: Razer Tarantula Professional Gaming Keyboard. Dual USB ports, built in USB hub
    Hardware Notes:

    lsusb -v
    Bus 002 Device 010: ID 1532:0102
    Device Descriptor:
    bLength 18
    bDescriptorType 1
    bcdUSB 1.10
    bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
    bDeviceSubClass 0
    bDeviceProtocol 0
    bMaxPacketSize0 8
    idVendor 0x1532
    idProduct 0x0102
    bcdDevice 21.00
    iManufacturer 1 Razer
    iProduct 2 Tarantula
    iSerial 0
    bNumConfigurations 1
    Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 59
    bNumInterfaces 2
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 0
    bmAttributes 0xa0
    Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower 100mA
    Interface Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 4
    bInterfaceNumber 0
    bAlternateSetting 0
    bNumEndpoints 1
    bInterfaceClass 3 Human Interface Devices
    bInterfaceSubClass 1 Boot Interface Subclass
    bInterfaceProtocol 1 Keyboard
    iInterface 0
    HID Device Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 33
    bcdHID 1.00
    bCountryCode 0 Not supported
    bNumDescriptors 1
    bDescriptorType 34 Report
    wDescriptorLength 54
    Report Descriptors:
    ** UNAVAILABLE **
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
    bmAttributes 3
    Transfer Type Interrupt
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0010 1x 16 bytes
    bInterval 10
    Interface Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 4
    bInterfaceNumber 1
    bAlternateSetting 0
    bNumEndpoints 1
    bInterfaceClass 3 Human Interface Devices
    bInterfaceSubClass 0 No Subclass
    bInterfaceProtocol 0 None
    iInterface 0
    HID Device Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 33
    bcdHID 1.00
    bCountryCode 0 Not supported
    bNumDescriptors 1
    bDescriptorType 34 Report
    wDescriptorLength 50
    Report Descriptors:
    ** UNAVAILABLE **
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
    bmAttributes 3
    Transfer Type Interrupt
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0010 1x 16 bytes
    bInterval 10

    Bus 002 Device 009: ID 05e3:0604 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 1.1 Hub
    Device Descriptor:
    bLength 18
    bDescriptorType 1
    bcdUSB 1.10
    bDeviceClass 9 Hub
    bDeviceSubClass 0 Unused
    bDeviceProtocol 0 Full speed hub
    bMaxPacketSize0 8
    idVendor 0x05e3 Genesys Logic, Inc.
    idProduct 0x0604 USB 1.1 Hub
    bcdDevice 3.05
    iManufacturer 0
    iProduct 1 USB Hub
    iSerial 0
    bNumConfigurations 1
    Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 25
    bNumInterfaces 1
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 0
    bmAttributes 0xe0
    Self Powered
    Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower 100mA
    Interface Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 4
    bInterfaceNumber 0
    bAlternateSetting 0
    bNumEndpoints 1
    bInterfaceClass 9 Hub
    bInterfaceSubClass 0 Unused
    bInterfaceProtocol 0 Full speed hub
    iInterface 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
    bmAttributes 3
    Transfer Type Interrupt
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0001 1x 1 bytes
    bInterval 255
    Hub Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 41
    nNbrPorts 4
    wHubCharacteristic 0x0009
    Per-port power switching
    Per-port overcurrent protection
    bPwrOn2PwrGood 50 * 2 milli seconds
    bHubContrCurrent 100 milli Ampere
    DeviceRemovable 0xc0
    PortPwrCtrlMask 0x96
    Hub Port Status:
    Port 1: 0000.0100 power
    Port 2: 0000.0100 power
    Port 3: 0000.0100 power
    Port 4: 0000.0103 power enable connect

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    Does the Tarantula work at all in Linux? I found an article on Phoronix implying that it did but on my son's Gentoo system it's not doing anything. Here's the article:

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem=608&num=3#

    What I'm seeing right now is that the keyboard works in grub so I can choose Windows or Linux. It works fine in Windows with or without it's driver. In Linux it is recognized as a USB device but doesn't function as a keyboard.

    cat /proc/bus/usb/devices
    <SNIP>
    T: Bus=02 Lev=02 Prnt=02 Port=03 Cnt=01 Dev#= 4 Spd=12 MxCh= 0
    D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
    P: Vendor=1532 ProdID=0102 Rev=21.00
    S: Manufacturer=Razer
    S: Product=Razer Tarantula Keyboard
    C:* #Ifs= 2 Cfg#= 1 Atr=a0 MxPwr=100mA
    I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=03(HID ) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none)
    E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 16 Ivl=10ms
    I: If#= 1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=03(HID ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
    E: Ad=82(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 16 Ivl=10ms


    Sector9 ~ # lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 1532:0101
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 1532:0102
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 05e3:0604 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 1.1 Hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Sector9 ~ #

    IT would be nice to at least have basic functionality in Linux.

    Maybe I have to somehow identify it by ID to Linux? Not sure.

    Thanks in advance!

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    What kernel is he using? It worked fine in Fedora 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    What kernel is he using? It worked fine in Fedora 6.
    Hi Michael,

    Sector9 linux # uname -a
    Linux Sector9 2.6.17-gentoo-r4 #3 PREEMPT Thu Nov 23 03:58:05 PST 2006 i686 AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3200+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
    Sector9 linux #


    In the meantime I found out that a standard M$ USB Optical mouse isn't working either so I am trying to track down what kernel stuff is required to get it working.

    I also edited /usr/share/misc/usb.ids by hand to have the devices be recognized at least:

    Sector9 linux # lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 015: ID 045e:0039 Microsoft Corp. IntelliMouse Optical
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 1532:0101 Razer Corp. Copperhead Laser Mouse
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 05e3:0604 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 1.1 Hub
    Bus 002 Device 014: ID 1532:0102 Razer Corp. Tarantula Gaming Keyboard
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Sector9 linux #

    As I say even the M$ mouse isn't working so there is a more basic problem for me to solve. Maybe some driver isn't loaded?

    Thanks,
    Mark

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