I use a bluetooth mouse with my laptop (never could understand manufacturers pushing their proprietary USB wireless peripherals – why take up a USB port when all laptops have bluetooth built-in). When I installed Linux Mint (version 17.3) it has connected to my mouse just fine and I was able to use it with no issues. However the OS would never reconnect with the mouse upon reboot which is a hassle – you have to remove/add the device every time. Clearly not the way to go.
This is what I’ve done to get the OS remember the mouse and it’s settings.
- Put your mouse in a discoverable state (there is usually a button on the mouse somewhere for this)
- Open terminal and run the following command that should give you a MAC address for your mouse:
- Once you’ve obtained your mouse MAC address (should look like XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX), run the following in terminal:
bluez-simple-agent hci0 XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
bluez-test-device trusted XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX yes
bluez-test-input connect XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
Now you should be good to go.