bluetooth mouse not connecting all the time

Asked by robin on 2009-01-01

I have a dell mini 9
I have a logitec v470 bluetooth mouse
logitech support said i had to get a driver from ubunto
how and where do i go to get this?
the mouse connects sometimes when going through the preferences routine but if i power off it will not reconnect
any help much appreciated

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Fabián Rodríguez
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2009-01-03
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2009-01-02
Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said : #1

Thanks for letting Logitech know you're using Ubuntu - that's an important step in raising awareness and getting better support in the future.

Ubuntu (and Linux in general) support Bluetooth devices that use the established standards. There are no drivers to install, Bluetooth support is already in Ubuntu.

However some manufacturers ship software that may complement or augment the standard specs with new features. This may explain some differences as Bluetooth support in Ubuntu is the same for any Bluetooth mouse.

What "preferences routine" did you go through ? I am sorry to ask the obvious but are your turning the mouse back on to reconnect it ? Some mice will reconnect by pressing the left button for one second. I couldn't locate documentation for this mouse, let me know if there's a special procedure to pair the mouse.

robin (draper) said : #2

Greetings,
I followed a routine I found on an Ubunto site, not sure where it is now...
I went in and clicked "visable etc
then i went to services and hit "input service etc
And as i type this i went through the process and it connected, the mouse now works..
I am going to power off and see if it connects on a reboot!!
stand by

robin (draper) said : #3

Greetings again..
Well surprise, it powered up, I hit the left button and it worked..
I will try again tomorrow and see what happens.
happy new year to you who ever you are and where ever you are??

Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said : #4

Hi there, glad to hear that worked for you. I am writing this from Montreal QC Canada.

You can find out more about me by clicking on my name or visiting:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FabianRodriguez

I am volunteering to answer these questions, as I am on call 24/7 during the holidays so it's not a big deal to also contribute a bit here.

HNY to you too!

robin (draper) said : #5

Greetings,
Many thanks for the responses. The mini 9 is still linking to the wireless
and the bluetooth is also continuing to work, I don't know what happened
especially with the bluetooth as for the time since I got the machine it had
been operating inconsistently. Must be the new year!!
Cheers from PG, British Columbia
Robin

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Fabián Rodríguez proposed the following answer:
Hi there, glad to hear that worked for you. I am writing this from
Montreal QC Canada.

You can find out more about me by clicking on my name or visiting:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FabianRodriguez

I am volunteering to answer these questions, as I am on call 24/7 during
the holidays so it's not a big deal to also contribute a bit here.

HNY to you too!

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Best Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said : #6

Thanks for the feedback, please don't forget to mark the question as answered by going back to the website.

robin (draper) said : #7

Thanks Fabián Rodríguez, that solved my question.