Linux : Bluetooth Mouse with Fedora

This page last changed on Sep 17, 2007 by Kees de Kooter


To get the Logitech V270 Bluetooth mouse to work was simple.

As root in a terminal window type:
hidd --server --search
then push the reset button on the mouse and it will find it and pair.

You can check by doing (as user):
$ hidd --show
xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx Logitech Bluetooth Mouse [046d:b002] connected 

Then you only need: 
chkconfig --level 35 hidd on

From now on the mouse just pairs up after the system is booted by moving the mouse around until it responds.

The mouse is properly connected via bluetooth now. Unfortunately the mouse did not move yet.

One more step was missing (which was also on the named page - read before you weep). The X configuration (/etc/X11/xorg.conf needs to be edited.

Section "InputDevice"
     Identifier "Logitech Bluetooth Mouse"
     Driver "mouse"
     Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
     Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"

Section "ServerLayout"
     Identifier "layout1"
     InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
     InputDevice "Synaptics" "CorePointer"
     InputDevice "Logitech Bluetooth Mouse" "SendCoreEvents"
     Screen "screen1"