Bluetooth Mouse Auto Pairing

Asked by thejayjetson on 2009-09-02

Running Xubuntu 9.04 on PS3-Upon login I have to use my keyboard each time to set up my bluetooth mouse. How can I get it to auto pair. I applied the steps in (documentation) with no luck. Plus, unable to exit final screen in terminal, and no longer see the text I am supposed to see in the last screen showing how many devices are set up. Please help.

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Catarina (catarinafs) said : #1

Honestly, I believe that must be a driver incompatibility.

I don't know about Xcfe but over here at GNOME there's this little thing under System > Administration > Hardware Drivers, to check if there isn't any property or third-party driver that need to be installed.

You've also got this Playstation 3 community documentation:

IMO, for PS3, Yellow Dog is the best, since it was designed especifically for it.

Catarina (catarinafs) said : #2

Also, check this thread over @ Ubuntu forums:

Try out some of the methods presented there and you might find your solution. ;)

thejayjetson (thejayjetson) said : #3

System>(no Administration)Hardware Drivers shows "No propietary drivers are in use on this system." There was nothing in the documentation link that referred to bluetooth.

I originally was going to go with YDL, but most people in a google search recommended Xubuntu for the PS3 for various reasons. I read posts that stated it was specifically better than Yellow Dog Linux. Then I found I couldn't even burn YDL if I wanted. It appears I only have CD writing capability, and YDL would need to be burned on a DVD. Whereas Xubuntu does not.

I have went up and down the thread you posted, as with many others, but nothing has helped. I found someone advising to use the command "/etc/default/bluetooth," but the message I get back says "Permission denied."

Does anyone have a step by step way to troubleshoot and solve this problem?

Tom (tom6) said : #4

HI :)

I am not sure i got the filing right but udev people seemed pretty smart about something else so i thought they might know more about this.

If "/etc/default/bluetooth" is a command then try putting "sudo" in front. It's always worth trying a command with sudo because sudo can really mess some things up but if the command doesn't work then try again with sudo is often a way of getting it to wok

sudo /etc/default/bluetooth

might work.
Lol about using YellowDog. I thought that was the distro of choice for PlayStation3, i was going to suggest it in another thread! Anyway there are other places worth asking in but if you get the answer there please briefly brief us on how, or give us the url link in case someone else has a similar problem.

Also i looked up bluetooth in the manuals documentation. With Xubuntu try to steer clear of things starting with K for KDE but Gtk stuff should be ideal.

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

thejayjetson (thejayjetson) said : #5

thejay@thejayjetson:~/Desktop$ sudo /etc/default/bluetooth
[sudo] password for thejay:
sudo: /etc/default/bluetooth: command not found

thejayjetson (thejayjetson) said : #6

Thanks everyone, but I have come to the conclusion that Xubuntu sucks (for users like me, not advanced folks), and I have deleted it off my hard drive. At minimum I spent over 50 hours trying to do these simples tasks: Install, Full Screen OS, have my mouse remembered, and simply watch a YouTube video. The only thing I did accomplish was Install, which took about 12 hours to find the appropriate way. My Mac OS X does all these things automatically, and even when I had Windows Vista, I didn't have nearly this much trouble.

Tom (tom6) said : #7

Hi The Jay :)

Sorry to hear that. I think you were just really unlucky there. 32bit version is much easier so if you are willing to risk trying again as a dual-boot so that you don't have to get it all working in a hurry then i would really say try the 32bit edition.

You are right about having done some very advanced stuff to try to get this working on your PlayStation3, something i have not even heard of people trying before so you were doing a lot of trail-blazing there which is always impressive even if it doesn't work. Mostly ubuntu is aimed at average desktop machines and normal use - an area unsupported by linux traditionally.

Most people trying Ubuntu don't have anything like this much trouble. Usually Ubuntu just works. However, that does mean there are very few people that learn as much as you have about linux in such a short time.

Much respect and regards from
Tom :)

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