Is Mint 18.1 compatible with Bluetooth Smart mice?

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Is Mint 18.1 compatible with Bluetooth Smart mice?

Post by rblue » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:00 am

Hey there,

I'm looking to buy a bluetooth mouse and was wondering if mice with Bluetooth Smart technologies are compatible with Mint. I was specifically looking at this one:

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/m ... lon?crid=7

If anyone is using this mouse on Mint, what do you think about it?

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Re: Is Mint 18.1 compatible with Bluetooth Smart mice?

Post by dave8671 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:48 pm

From a little research on the mouse in question it would work with modern like Linux and Ubuntu distributions Mint the mouse should work. In case you have issues with pairing have a look at this
https://wiki.debian.org/HOWTO/BluetoothMouse

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Re: Is Mint 18.1 compatible with Bluetooth Smart mice?

Post by jimallyn » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:51 am

I don't know what constitutes a "smart mouse." But I have used wireless mice on several different computers, and had no problems with them. But maybe those were only "dumb mice", I don't know.
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Re: Is Mint 18.1 compatible with Bluetooth Smart mice?

Post by rblue » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:36 pm

Thanks guys, I'll give it a try.

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Re: Is Mint 18.1 compatible with Bluetooth Smart mice?

Post by BG405 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:46 pm

Whilst the standard functions should work fine, it looks like you might not be able to assign functions to buttons in Linux. It does look like a good mouse (even though the website is in the hideous "tablet" format - for a mouse?!) shame it's right-handed only otherwise I'd be interested as well.
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