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Blu tooth issue

Postby ICIT2 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:37 am

Am runnign Minf Cinnamon 18.3 and cannot get the machine to pair with my Blu tooth mouse. I know it works with this machine when I had Windows on it so why not Linux it is listed with other stuff see pic.
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Re: Blu tooth issue

Postby ICIT2 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:04 am

Has anyone got any ideas on why my Blu tooth mouse is not being picked up. I am running 18.3 Mint and have installed both of the Blu tooth softwares the proximity manager and the straight Blu tooth devices but am having no luck in getting my mouse to be picked up and paired.

Now I know this machine works withw Blu tooth mouse because it worked well in Windows when I was running it and before I came over to Linux so any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Blu tooth issue

Postby AndyMH » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:02 am

Try installing blueman from the repositories, I had problems with the bluetooth manager installed by default in mint (wouldn't connect to my wireless headset), worked fine with blueman.

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Re: Blu tooth issue

Postby administrollaattori » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:23 pm

Blueberry is buggy, so remove it and install Blueman

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apt remove blueberry
apt install blueman

http://puolanka.info/goto/bluetooth-settings/

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Re: Blu tooth issue

Postby Seadreamer » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:05 pm

Your computer will receive any bluetooth signal in its vicinity. It will only pair with a device in discovery mode. Is there a setting on your mouse to put it in discovery mode? You usually only need to do it the first time.
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