How to attach an unsupported BT Keyboard/Mouse in Ubuntu 12.04+ / Linux Mint13+


Soo I bought a Logitech K810 Keyboard because I use a lot of different devices at my desk and I needed something equipped for travel.

My main machines are Linux (usually a variant of Linux Mint). Well The blueZ stack for LM and Ubuntu LTS did NOT work with this keyboard (though 11 did…).

Anyway, I was able to get this to work by following these steps:

*must have bluez-hcidump installed*

*Start the pairing proceedure for your device*

Open a First Terminal: 

“hcitool scan”

This will give you a BT address of the device you are trying to attach to.

Open a Second Terminal :

“sudo hcidump -at”

You will see below

Screenshot from 2013-02-22 16:05:05 In the First Terminal: 

“sudo bluez-simple-agent hci0 XX:XX….”

In the Second Terminal: 

Look for “passcode: ******* ”

Type it on the keyboard and hit enter

In the First Terminal:

You will see “Release /n New Device (/org/bluez/1129/hci0/dev_00_XX…)”

Yay, you have added the device!

“sudo bluez-test-device trusted 00:XX…  yes”

“sudo bluez-test-input connect 00:XX…”

The whole thing will look like

Screenshot from 2013-02-22 16:03:42

And your Device will appear in your standard menu from now on and will work instantly on boot!

Screenshot from 2013-02-22 16:25:59

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