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Old 08-09-2007, 08:08 PM   #1
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RocketFish bluetooth mouse unable to connect

I just picked up a "rocketfish wireless optical mouse and keyboard", which uses bluetooth. The problem is my mouse will not work. The keyboard worked out of the box without and configuring. So, why doesn't the mouse work too? Do I need to install some specific package?
Old 08-09-2007, 09:04 PM   #2
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Mouse scroll not working

Okay nevermind I got it working.

The only problem is the scroll doesn't work. If I press it down in a web browser though it refreshes the page or some other weird thing.

Heres my Xorg.conf

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "Auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
Old 10-24-2008, 05:54 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by der_11 View Post
Okay nevermind I got it working.
Would you please post how you got it working? What did you do?

That way people who search and find this thread (like me) who also
have a bluetooth mouse that doesn't work, might get some help.
Old 12-28-2008, 11:00 PM   #4
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I have the Rocketfish Mouse RF-BTMSE2. I enabled it in BackTrack 3 by just pressing the connect buttons (But scroll did not work). However, I tried my OTHER bluetooth dongle (HP bt500) and I did the following:

Open a konsole.
Make sure the dongle to be used is plugged in and type the following:
hciconfig hci0 reset

Push the "discovery button" on the bottom of the mouse so that the light flashes and then type:
hidd --search

It should say "Connecting to device XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX"

That should do it.

Note: The Rocketfish bluetooth dongle did not appear in Backtrack 3 when I used the hciconfig command. It just says "Can't get device info: No such device". At this time, I don't know why that is.

Last edited by Masowai; 12-28-2008 at 11:12 PM. Reason: added bt 500 for explanation


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