[Bug 318465] Re: Logitech MX5000 doesn't connect via bluetooth under ubuntu

amedee amedee at amedee.be
Sat Apr 4 11:57:43 BST 2009

I found a procedure that works for me. I don't consider it a fix but a workaround, so please do NOT consider the bug fixed.
It should still be fixed to work out of the box.
I have not yet rebooted!!!

* uninstall all bluez-related packages
* install bluez-compat
* install blueman from the ppa (instructions are found elsewhere)
* attach a spare keyboard (an perhaps mouse) with a wire (usb or ps2). All typing and mousing has to be done with the spare keyboard until the procedure is complete.

* keyboard
* multimedia keys (volume control, play/stop/prev/next, media library, email, others not tested/configured)
* mouse + all mouse buttons
* other bluetooth devices (paired with Nokia 6680)

The problem was usually that you had either keyb+mouse OR other
bluetooth devices, not both. With this fix, both work.

Based on http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=6284259&postcount=37

To enable bluetooth mode of your keyboard and mouse, you have to press the red button on the usbstick and plug it in while the red button is pressed. You'll notice that bluetooth icon apears in on the top right panel. Then run Terminal> hcitool dev:
which gives:
Devices:hci0 00:07:55:ZZ:YY:XX -> this means your bluetooth is connected and recognized

Write in terminal hidd -s but don't hit Enter yet. Take the keyboard in your hands, turn it around and you'll see a little red button. Press it few times and in terminal hit enter to run hidd -s. You'll notice hidd will try to find any bluetooth device in the range and normally it'll find your keyboard. If not found try pressing the red button again and running hidd few times too.
Repeat the procedure for the mouse. The mouse is in pairing mode when all the power indicator leds are flashing at the same time. Repeat a couple of times if it doesn't work the first time.

If keyboard and mouse are found, start blueman-manager.
Click search and press the red button on the bottom of the keyboard a couple of times. Normally the keyboard should be found. Connect and enter a pin code. Confirm the pincode on the BT keyboard. The keyboard should work now.
Repeat the procedure for the mouse. Normally it should not ask you for a PIN code. If it does, try with 0000, 1111, 9999 or 1234 - these are common default PIN codes for Logitech devices.

To repeat: the bug is not fixed, this is just a workaround. This
complicated is not needed for other distributions.

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