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Can't connect to Bluetooth Keyboard and mouse

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Linux newbie trying to set up Bluetooth keyboard, mediapad & mouse in Ubuntu 8.04.
The devices are recognized but when I try to connect to them I get this message for the mouse:

Couldn't display "obex://[00:07:61:86:00:57]/".
Error: Host down
Please select another viewer and try again.

I get similar messages for the k/b and Mediapad - in this form:
Couldn't display "obex://[00:07:61:xx:xx:xx]/".

Help!
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by:GUEEN
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Try this:

Go to applications menu > accessories > terminal
now type in this command

sudo apt-get install gnome-vfs-obexftp


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by:GUEEN
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Then go to system menu > preferences > bluetooth  and check that the service is on
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by:Alan Henderson
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Thanks Shekerra.
With heart full of hope I installed obexftp, I've checked all four services in Preferences.
When trying to connect I still get the same messages.

:o(

Am I correct in assuming that during the connect process my system is contacting a remote site?
Is my problem just that the remote site is out of action?

The Bluetooth dongle is obviously working. All devices show up in "Browse Devices" and I can communicate with my Nokia phone.

Found these threads:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=639083
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BluetoothSetup
 
Installed gnome-bluetooth and now have the Gnome Obex server icon on the panel. I assume that's for phone file transfers and nothing to do with input devices. ???

Ran
sudo hidd --search
Nothing displayed.

Ran
sudo hciconfig hci0 reset
No change.

In case it's not obvious, I haven't a clue what I'm doing!
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by:rid
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I dont think you should have to deal with OBEX for a BT keyboard. The KB must have a connector for the compupter, likely USB? The general idea is to have the system accept this as the KB/mouse for the system. Linux will accept USB keyboard and mouse with no problems.
/RID
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by:Alan Henderson
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The "connector" is a Logitech Bluetooth USB dongle.
As you can see in the image, the devices are visible. However, if I change the category to "Trusted" the Logitech devices are not shown.

How do I make them trusted, assuming that's necessary?

<quote>
"The general idea is to have the system accept this as the KB/mouse for the system. Linux will accept USB keyboard and mouse with no problems."
</quote>

Any ideas how I do that?

Screenshot-Browse-Devices.png
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Upgraded Ubuntu to Intrepid Ibex (8.10) and all is well. Connected to each device instantly.
:o)


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