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Old 03-03-2009, 09:18 PM   #1
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logitech v470 bluetooth mouse with linux mint?


im having troubles trying to connect a bt mouse with linux mint 6. i have the bt tray icon and i can select "setup new device" which launches the discovery wizard but on the next screen, "select the device you want to setup", the list is empty. i have the bt mouse and a mobile phone with bt enabled in close proximity but it doesnt pick up on anything

help please?
 
Old 03-03-2009, 09:33 PM   #2
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You are sure the mouse is in discoverable mode?

Try running the following command while the mouse is discoverable, and see what the output is:

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hcitool scan
 
Old 03-03-2009, 09:37 PM   #3
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Scanning ...
Inquiry failed: Connection timed out

timed out after only a few seconds and the mouse is still in discovery mode now...
 
Old 03-03-2009, 09:38 PM   #4
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i just ran another scan with the mobile phone in discovery mode and the same thing happened. something is nqr with the bt setup within linux but im not sure what
 
Old 03-03-2009, 10:26 PM   #5
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Yeah, sounds like BlueZ itself isn't working properly.

What is the output of:

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hciconfig -a
 
Old 03-03-2009, 10:30 PM   #6
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andrewxxxxxx@xxxlaptop ~ $ hciconfig -a
hci0: Type: USB
BD Address: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx ACL MTU: 1021:8 SCO MTU: 64:1
UP RUNNING
RX bytes:182 acl:0 sco:0 events:19 errors:0
TX bytes:321 acl:0 sco:0 commands:18 errors:0
Features: 0xff 0xff 0x8f 0xfe 0x9b 0xff 0x79 0x83
Packet type: DM1 DM3 DM5 DH1 DH3 DH5 HV1 HV2 HV3
Link policy:
Link mode: SLAVE ACCEPT
Can't read local name on hci0: Input/output error (5)
 
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anyone?
 
Old 03-05-2009, 03:09 PM   #8
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Well it is pretty clear that Bluetooth isn't working properly on this machine. Is the BT device built in or USB? Can you try it on another computer, or maybe load up a live CD and try it from there?
 
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bluetooth is built into the mobo. it works perfectly fine in vista and in debian.

i have since reimaged the laptop with ubuntu (which is what mint is based on) and i have the same problem. it seems to be an ubuntu based issue.

any ideas?
 
Old 03-05-2009, 08:57 PM   #10
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ive installed as many of the bluez* packages i can via apt and i can now discover the mouse however it says that "pairing fails". there is no way to eneter passkeys or anything like that, usually i just set the mouse to discover mode and the wizard within the distro/os does the rest. this doesnt seem to be happening with ubuntu

any ideas?
 
  


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