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Old 05-24-2008, 09:23 PM   #1
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Bluetooth mouse and keyboard connect, mouse doesn't work


Hey,

I have a bluetooth mouse and keyboard that I just found and haven't used for a while. I put some fresh batteries in, plugged in the bluetooth adapter, connected and the mouse doesn't work.
Code:
elwood@elwood-desktop:~$ sudo hidd --search
Searching ...
	Connecting to device 00:02:76:0A:25:A8
	Connecting to device 00:02:76:0B:18:71
elwood@elwood-desktop:~$ hidd
00:02:76:0B:18:71 RocketFish       Keyboard [045e:8502] connected 
00:02:76:0A:25:A8 RocketFish              (3) Button Mouse [045e:8503] connected
Everything is connected OK, keyboard works, just not the mouse. All of the lights and everything are on the mouse indicating that it's getting proper power. Any reason why it wouldn't work?

Thanks,

Brandon
 
Old 05-25-2008, 12:47 AM   #2
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So, I tried using the old dongle I had. I could get keyboard connectivity, but not mouse. After quite a bit of searching, I came across this command:
Code:
sudo hciconfig hci0 reset;sleep 10; sudo hidd --search
After you put that in, put both the keyboard and mouse into discovery mode. It connects and everything works just fine. Now, I guess I have to put that into rc.local and figure out how to time it right.

Anyone know when during the boot process that rc.local scripts are run in Ubuntu? Is there a way to get a read out of what's being started up during start up instead of the status bar?

Thanks,

Brandon
 
Old 05-25-2008, 01:09 AM   #3
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OK!

Putting in the above command (less sudo) into rc.local works. At some point during the boot, you have to put the mouse and keyboard into discovery mode and all works as it should.

SOLVED!

Brandon
 
  


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