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I am trying to get my bluetooth mouse to work on my laptop running FC4 but I don't seem to see the software (Bluetooth File Sharing and Bluetooth Manager)used to connect my device. From what I understand, they would be in the System Tools menu.
I checked my services and saw that bluetooth is running
hcid (pid 2618) is running...
sdpd (pid 2620) is running...
But I just don't see the software utilities. I looked in the add/remove programs to see if these were even an option but I couldn't find them in there either. Is there a way that I can tell if they are on my machine at all? and if it isn't is there a way that I can install them?
Now you know your mouse if found, if not then more debugging is necessary and a search for Bluetooth mouse will take you to several good sources.
3) With your mouse found do the following (as root):
o hidd --server
o hidd --connect <HEX Device ID>
o hit the reset/pairing button on the mouse.
For me that is all it took, you may need to make changes to the X11 Config files to get yours working, but mine worked after these steps.
I cannot get the bluetooth mouse to work on boot-up. A suggestion was made to add the hidd --connect into the rc.local and then hit the pairing key during bootup.
Sometimes I loose connection and must redue the hidd connect feature. This must be done as root, but I plan to add it to sudo.
Well I followed those directions as stated:
[root@Whistler ~]# hcitool scan
[root@Whistler ~]# hidd server
[root@Whistler ~]# hidd connect 00:50:F2:E2:A5:A2
and I was still not able to get my mouse working. I also tried doing this in the bluetooth manager and it discovers my mouse but I can't double click no it or right click on it or get to the poperties of it to try and connect it. If I need to edit the X11 files is that wise to do? and if its ok what files might I need to take a look at.
I noticed another thread about bluetooth mouses and the need to add entries into the X11 configuration files. I didn't have to do this so I don't have the instructions handy. A quick google should get you the the correct sources.
My -- was not in front of my command option. Instead of hidd --search I had hidd search. Funny enough that it doesn't complain about not having them and I originally left them off because I got an error when I tried to use them (so I recall). In any case you were right and the directions you followed which are the same you suggested to me work fine.