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Old 06-25-2006, 09:52 PM   #1
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Bluetooth Laser Keyboard -- Any compatibility?


Does anybody know if the Bluetooth Laser Keyboard (http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/input/8193/) would work under *n?x? It's not rated as doing so, and I'm not sure whether it would require special drivers or not.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 01:31 AM   #2
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It would depend, if it just used a Bluetooth HID profile then yeah, it'd work no drama but if it uses some stupid proprietary crap then no.
 
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What about booting ???.

Will grub/lilo get the input ???. I've seen plenty of threads where even usb keyboards can be a pain unless the BIOS has the ability to "fudge" it.
 
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I'm going to lean towards no.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 06:45 AM   #5
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The compatibility details and product specifications page explicitly says:
Bluetooth Profile Supported: HID and SPP,
so that aspect is solved.

On the other hand, at the bottom of the page:

Important Mac OS Note:
We were able to get the Bluetooth Virtual Laser Keyboard to work with Mac OSX using the built-in bluetooth support in the OS. However, there is no driver software for Mac included with the keyboard and therefore no way to set the keyboard preferences such as brightness, key-repeat rate and sensitivity. You have been warned!


Also, I too think that the boot/BIOS problem has no current solution.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 07:16 AM   #6
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Aha, I see. Thank you. Now I just need to get that massive plasma screen on my wall...
The boot problem isn't too bad; if one needed to do anything out-of-the-ordinary, one could just plug in a standard keyboard.
 
  


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