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Cannot pair Bluetooth mouse

Postby Changy on Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:41 am

Hi all

First post here from a Linux newbie and a Mint debutant.

I installed Mint 13 (Maya) with Mate and I'm very happy so far :D I have one small issue in that my MS Intellimouse Explorer for Bluetooth will not connect. Here is what I have tried so far and also my system

I am on a Toshiba A200 Pro Laptop and the Bluetooth drivers all appear to have been installed.

I have used RFkill in terminal and it says all connections are on for both software and hardware, nothing appears to be restricted.

RFKILL List shows this

0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

I also tried a scan using sudo hidd --search but it just sat there searching before coming back to the prompt with no results?

The Bluetooth icon is showing in the system tray area, it's on and visible. I select "New device" and it does nothing, there is no display in a new window it doesn't appear to be doing anything.

When I first ran a scan using sudo hidd --search it said something like "bluez" package not installed so I followed the prompt and installed it. That doesn't seem to have helped either :(

What else can I try?


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