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thefloyd
Apologies if I missed this anywhere - but has anyone paired a Bluetooth mouse to their gemini under Linux? I can't seem to figure out where to do that...
galodoido
QUOTE(thefloyd @ Jun 12 2018, 02:39 PM) *
Apologies if I missed this anywhere - but has anyone paired a Bluetooth mouse to their gemini under Linux? I can't seem to figure out where to do that...


I don't have a bluetooth mouse. I've only paired my computer and have transferred files with success.

Tom D
QUOTE(thefloyd @ Jun 12 2018, 11:39 AM) *
Apologies if I missed this anywhere - but has anyone paired a Bluetooth mouse to their gemini under Linux? I can't seem to figure out where to do that...


I used the command-line tool "hcitool"

hcitool -i hci0 lescan #This showed my bluetooth LE mouse. If your device doesn't support BT LE then use scan instead of lescan
hcitool -i hci0 lecc XX:YY... # what follows lecc is the hex code for you device that was returned from the scan. This connects the device.

A few minutes later the mouse started working and has continued to work after reboot and turning mouse off and on. Not user friendly but maybe it will point you in the right direction. I tried using blueman but it gave me an error.
gemini_user_j
The following from Debian Wiki worked for me with a Bluetooth Low Energy mouse (microsoft arc):

QUOTE(wiki.debian.org/BluetoothUser)
Using bluetoothctl
If bluetooth-agent is not available, try bluetoothctl:

Start the bluetoothctl interactive command. Enter "help" to get a list of available commands.

Turn the power to the controller on by entering "power on". It is off by default.
Enter "devices" to get the MAC Address of the device with which to pair.
Enter device discovery mode with "scan on" command if device is not yet on the list.
Turn the agent on with "agent on".
Enter "pair MAC Address" to do the pairing (tab completion works).

If using a device without a PIN, one may need to manually trust the device before it can reconnect successfully. Enter "trust MAC Address" to do so.

Finally, use "connect MAC address" to establish a connection.


After pairing it once, the connection is almost instantly when turning on the mouse, even after rebooting Debian with no further actions.

edit: using gemini x27 4G version
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