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Old 12-14-2007, 02:31 AM   #1
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Overnight bluetooth keyboard/mouse dropout. Logitech MX1000, Logitech MX5000. Xubuntu

What has been happening is that if I connect the mouse and keyboard with sudo hidd --search, they work fine.

Then after extended time not using the computer, say overnight, they won't reconnect in the morning. I have to go get the wired keyboard out, push the connect buttons, and run sudo hidd --search again.

This is most annoying, and others in my family can't use the computer because they don't know how to do that.

How can I fix this? I leave my computer on 24/7.

I have, on other (K)Ubuntu installations, tried editing some config files. They didn't work on Kubuntu or Ubuntu. It was where you enter the mac address of the device. I don't really remember..

I have to go remove the trust from the devices and go though the whole connect process again. How do I fix this? Any ideas?

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Old 04-11-2008, 12:12 PM   #2
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Same problem with Kubuntu -- did you find a solution?
Old 04-11-2008, 12:40 PM   #3
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I use the Logitech bluetooth mouse/keyboard combo as well. I'm using SuSE though, so I can't speak to what's different between that and Ubuntu.

The only time I've had problems is when I tried to get 'creative', and use a generic bluetooth dongle. It will connect and work, but you had to jump through some hoops to get things going. With the Logitech bluetooth USB dongle, I've never had an issue. When I run dmesg after plugging it in, it reports back correctly about what it is, and the mouse/keyboard just work.

One thing I've also noticed, is that after it's been 'asleep' for a while, I have to move the mouse quite a bit, or hit several keys to 'wake' it back up.

What dongle are you using?


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