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Old 06-12-2006, 04:05 PM   #1
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Strange problems with Bluetooth mouse

Hello, I just installed SUSE 10.1 x86-64. I have a Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer for Bluetooth. The mouse was working just fine throughout the entire SUSE installation until the very last page where it sets up the peripherals. Since then, I have not been able to get the mouse to respond.

The Bluetooth problem is not limited to SUSE. I just got Knoppix, and the mouse seems to work at random. Sometimes I boot from the CD and it works great; sometimes I boot and it doesn't respond at all.

I know the mouse should be working fine because there are no problems when I boot into Windows.

What can I do to fix it? Further, how can I even access anything in SUSE without a mouse? In Windows I can use the Windows key for the Start button, CTRL+ALT+DEL for the process manager, etc, but in SUSE, the only thing that seems to work is CTRL+ALT+DEL to turn off the computer. Is there a way to still use the OS without a mouse?
Old 06-12-2006, 05:30 PM   #2
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boot up with knoppix again. check out the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf. note the inputdevice section for your mouse. copy down that information. boot up into suse again and press CTRL + ALT + BACKSPACE to kill the x server / GUI. edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file with vi or other text editor and change the inputdevice section for the mouse to the one that was used in knoppix. then save and reboot (or 'startx' or 'startkde', whatever it is to startup again in suse)
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My Knoppix CD has several xorg files, but there is no xorg.conf in Knoppix. I've searched through them, though, and found several different lines to add/change in SuSE's xorg.conf, but none of them have changed anything.

In YaST, "Enable Bluetooth Services" is turned on. In Konsole, I tried "hcitool scan", which says "Scanning...", but then it goes back to the command without showing any devices or MACs.

It would sound like a driver problem, but I don't understand why the mouse would work fine during the entire SuSE installation but then fail once it's over.


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