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Curious bluetooth glitch

Postby Thomass on Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:45 pm

I have a small problem with bluetooth.

I am running Elyssa

I have a bluetooth wireless keyboard and mouse and no wired replacement running on a usb dongle.

At startup my keyboard works fine to both enter bios and at the grub load screen, however once linux loads and asks for a name and password my keyboard and mouse stop working. The problem is easily fixed by simply unplugging my usb dongle and plugging it back in, but this is a little annoying. I was wondering if there was a way to set linux to automatically see the dongle so I don't have to do this each time I start up.

I have not run ANY install software for the usb dongle or keyboard/mouse and everything else seems to work fine on them Including extra mouse buttons.

the multimedia controls on the keyboard do not work however (play/pause/skip/volume/etc.)

thanks for the help
Thomass
 

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Re: Curious bluetooth glitch

Postby Husse on Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:04 pm

I started to write an answer to you but was to tired to complete it (my work is very tiresome at times)
Luckily you can save a draft :)
I've been looking at this post a couple of times now...
The thing is that all you need is installed in Elyssa by default
You could try to boot with another keyboard, but the mouse still the usb one
Alt+F1 gives you a gnome menu in which you can navigate with the arrow keys
Open a terminal and type
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sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart

If your mouse responds now, we know this works
Create a new file call it blustart or something (on the desktop)
The content as follows
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#! /bin/sh
# restarting bluetooth
 /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart

Then copy to the right place and make executable
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sudo cp  blustart  /etc/init.d
    sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/ blustart

Link it so it starts at boot
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sudo update-rc.d blustart start 51 S .

(Do not forget the dot: . )
Should work - but I can't test, I don't have any bluetooth gadgets
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Re: Curious bluetooth glitch

Postby Thomass on Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:56 pm

so, thanks for the post. Sorry it took me so long to check back tho.

Right now I do not own a wired keyboard (pretty dumb if you ask me, I don't know how I let that happen really) so I can't test your code out yet.

I will get a hold of one soon tho even if I have to borrow one, and I'll let you know how it works out.
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Re: Curious bluetooth glitch

Postby Husse on Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:18 am

Keyboards are very cheap now - I suspect you can get one for less than (the equivalent) of 10 US $
Of course that will be crap :) but as an emergency solution...
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