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Old 05-19-2007, 09:20 PM   #1
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Blue Tooth in Linux


How is Blue Tooth support for Linux nowadays? I have a Blue Tooth keyboard and mouse. As of about 5 months ago I know it wasn't too good, and I'm not sure if it's any better now. I tried calling the manufacturers of the keybaord and mouse (Rocketfish) and they said they don't currently have drivers for Linux (this was five months ago). So, it's my understanding that there is Blue Tooth support, but that doesn't mean there's drivers for mouse and keyboard via Blue Tooth. If there is support for Blue Tooth support for keyboard and mouse, how would I configure that? Any insight you guys can give is appreciated.


Old 05-19-2007, 09:48 PM   #2
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My laptop has a blue tooth module, and it appears to be configured properly when I installed Debian testing the other day by selecting 'Laptop' in tasksel during installation, it appears the kernel has native blue tooth support. As for a desktop, you either need a blue tooth module integrated onto the mother board or via an expansion card, or via USB to an external blue tooth module. Because blue tooth has been around for seven + years now, I would think it is well supported in most mainstream distributions. Keep in mind that Fedora is equivalent to Debian Unstable, meaning, not everything works perfectly off the hop because most of the software in Fedora is in a development stage, not stable.

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