I’m attempting to use a keyboard and mouse with the bluetooth adapter I just purchased from Amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009… ). I don’t have problems using it on Windows 7 with the included software, but on Linux it acts very flaky.
I plug in the adapter. Its light turns on. It shows up in lsusb, bluetoothd is running, and the bluetooth, hidp, and btusb modules are loaded. Blueman-applet is showing an icon in the tray. When I use blueman-assistant, it sees the mouse and keyboard. When I try to add one of them, it tells me something like “added device successfully, but failed to attach it”. In blueman-manager, the three bars beside the mouse and keyboard keep disappearing and reappearing. If I turn the devices off and on again, they can no longer be detected.
This happens whether the adapter is plugged into the front or back of the computer. The mouse and keyboard are less than 1 meter away from the adapter, and have new batteries.
I was able to use them with this adapter once, until I rebooted.
I’m using Arch Linux x86 with a custom kernel 3.10 (so I might have missed some module) and the Maté DE. The keyboard and mouse are confirmed working with Windows 7 and also Windows XP on a laptop with a built-in adapter.