Dell Inspiron 6000 with Logitech V270 Bluetooth Mouse

Gilles Gravier Gilles at
Mon Mar 5 13:17:50 UTC 2007

Bluetooth mice are a BAD IDEA.

Bluetooth uses a lot more energy than proprietary mouse wireless techno. 
So they put the link on "power save" as soon as there is no activity on 
the mouse. The problem is that in order to re-enable the link when mouse 
moves again, the mouse needs to re-establish a key-pair with the dongle 
to work... this takes time.

Don't use bluetooth for mice. Keyboards is OK... Mice is bad.


Dan Steeves wrote:
> I have a problem with the combination of Dell Inspiron 6000 and Logitech 
> V270. The mouse frequently goes inactive for several seconds at a time. 
> When active it works great, but every minute or two I find myself 
> twirling small circles waiting for the pointer to respond.
> How can I fix this, or figure out more about what is going on?
> * Wireless 350 Bluetooth (from Device Manager)
> * Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy
> * Pairing them "just worked"

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