Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 11-27-2007, 05:03 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Australia
Distribution: Slackware 12.1
Posts: 173

Rep: Reputation: 30
Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard

Hello all!

I have been meaning to move fully over to linux as my main OS for some time, but have never been able to get my Bluetooth keyboard working correctly. It is a Microsoft one, and came with a mouse, which connected fine on the first try.

The problem, I think, lies in the passcode. Microsoft drivers issue a new one every time you add the device to the computer, there isn't just one to work with the keyboard each time. Looking at the this ( site it lists my keyboard as working perfectly! I can connect it manually using hidd --connect mac-address, but as soon as it goes to sleep (12 minutes) I need to retype this to get the keyboard to work again. The same goes for when the system itself boots.

I am hoping and praying someone here has experience with this exact keyboard and can help me with this problem. Right now I am using Slackware 12.0 with KDE 3.5 and KBluetooth 1.0 beta 8.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
microsoft bluetooth keyboard does not work on mandrake 10.2 evanr Linux - Hardware 1 07-30-2007 05:32 AM
Microsoft bluetooth mouse. Rocket_Magnet Linux - Hardware 1 07-17-2006 01:52 AM
Compatability with Microsoft bluetooth keyboard/mouse combo Snerkel Linux - Hardware 1 06-01-2005 03:11 AM
Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard/mouse Parley Linux - Newbie 3 02-18-2005 06:18 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:58 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration