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Old 02-17-2005, 04:03 PM   #1
Parley
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Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard/mouse


I have an AMD64-3500 with two hard drives.

One drive is just WinXP - Still have to convince the wife to get rid of this.
2nd drive has Feather and Slackware
I'm using XOSL for multiboot. - It works great.

I have a micro$oft bluetooth keyboard and mouse that I was using in windows. The bluetooth dongle plugs into a usb port.
I'd like to use in my linuxes also. Problem is ... how do I get xosl to recognize the bluetooth keyboard and mouse? And then If I get that working, will I be able to get Linux to use it?

If more info is needed just ask.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 04:41 PM   #2
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Hi Parley, welcome to lq. This may help.

http://klausler.com/msbtkb-linux.html

good luck.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:19 PM   #3
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Been there

I had read that before. It gives great insight into getting it to work on Linux, but if I can't get it to work is XOSL then I can't use my keyboard or mouse to pick which OS I want to boot. I still have my PS/2 keyboard for bios settings and so forth, but it would be nice to not be tethered to the 'box'.

Thanks,
Parley
 
Old 02-18-2005, 06:18 PM   #4
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After a look at what little docs that exist, it may be a case of waiting for support. Some googling produced this.

http://www2.arnes.si/~fkomar/xosl.org/

This doesn't look promising. You may find more info googling, sorry.
good luck.
 
  


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