[ubuntu-uk] embarrassing mouse issue

J Fernyhough j.fernyhough at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 13:43:10 UTC 2012

On 17 June 2012 14:31, J Fernyhough <j.fernyhough at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 17 June 2012 14:15, pete smout <psmouty at live.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> After years of trying to persuade my step dad to use ubuntu instead of
>> windows he has finally agreed to let me install it alongside win7!
>> But his mouse is not recognised on the live cd.
>> the machine is a sony viao VGC-LV1S pc (all in the screen) with an internal
>> sensor for a wireless keyboard and mouse (not USB) and the keyboard works
>> fine but not the mouse.
>> from the live cd I have tried lsusb to see if the mouse appears but it does
>> not (nor does the keyboard which is what makes me think it isn't USB)
>> After that I am out of ideas any suggestions?
>> Regards
>> Pete
> Without doing any research my first thought is: is bluetooth turned
> on? I have a suspicion the keyboard and mouse may well be bluetooth
> peripherals. If so you will also have to set them up (pair them) as
> devices within Ubuntu.
> Jonathon

Ignore everything about bluetooth. It's not that.

Have you tried to re-pair the keyboard and mouse by using the CONNECT
button on the back of the machine and on each device? I take it that
the mouse is turned on and the batteries aren't dead?


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