Archive for June, 2008

Bluetooth Mouse on my Ubuntu Laptop – an easy feat

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

I was surprised at how easy it was.

You need to do the following:

1. Find your mouse’s address using ‘hcitool scan

2. Verify that you can pair the two devices using ‘sudo hidd –connect XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX

3. Edit /etc/default/bluetooth, uncomment the additional line with the HIDD_OPTIONS and set it to be

“–connect XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX –server”

4. Restart the service ‘bluetooth’

This works immediately after using the hardware button to enable/disable BT on my IBM Thinkpad. If I turn the mouse off, I need to press on the hardware button to disable/re-enable the bluetooth.