SuSE 11.1-Gnome bluetooth doesn't pair with mouse

The SuSE 11-1-Gnome bluetooth doesn’t pair with a Microsoft 5000 mouse. Device search finds the mouse. Going forward indicates that it is connecting to the mouse. The summary says that it is successfully configured.

Unfortunately, the mouse doesn’t work. It just alternately flashes the green and red LEDs. Bluetooth preferences shows the device in the known list. And, the device has a suspicious yellow start next to it, which probably means pairing failed.

Of note, the mouse does not require a pin code. The mouse works with Windows XP that on the dual boot hardware. The Gnome bluetooh routine successfully pairs with a bluetooth phone.

Any help would be appreciated.

If you use hcitool scan it finds the mouse ok? What about when you try
to connect and then check the output from dmesg?

For example here is the output I see

input: Bluetooth Mouse
as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.0/bluetooth/hci0/hci0:42/input11

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.1 x86 Kernel
up 2 days 10:23, 2 users, load average: 2.16, 1.41, 0.86
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 180.22

Thanks for the help Malcolm.

hcitool scan
Scanning …
00:23:3A:19:F0:40 SGH-T339
00:1D:D8:94:DD:CA Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000
(hcitool correctly sees the mouse.)

dmesg | grep lue
TSC: using PIT calibration value
Calibrating delay loop (skipped), value calculated using timer frequency… 3996.53 BogoMIPS (lpj=7993060)
Bluetooth: Core ver 2.13
Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: Generic Bluetooth USB driver ver 0.3
Bluetooth: HCI USB driver ver 2.10
Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.11
Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: SCO (Voice Link) ver 0.6
Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.10
Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
Bluetooth: HIDP (Human Interface Emulation) ver 1.2

dmesg | grep nput
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /devices/platform/i8042/serio0/input/input0
input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input1
input: Microsoft Microsoft 3-Button Mouse with IntelliEye™ as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:09.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.0/input/input2
input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Microsoft Microsoft 3-Button Mouse with IntelliEye™] on usb-0000:00:09.0-1
input: Power Button (FF) as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXPWRBN:00/input/input3
input: Power Button (CM) as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0C:00/input/input4
input: Monitor Webcam (SP2208WFP) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:09.2/usb1/1-5/1-5.1/1-5.1:1.0/input/input5
input: PC Speaker as /devices/platform/pcspkr/input/input6

(It looks like dmesg is not finding the Bluetooth mouse.)

Again, thanks for the help.

Hmmm, so you are pressing the connect button for 15-30 secs on the mouse
and then using the wizard to connect?

Not sure if this command will work, but worth a try;

sudo hcitool cc 00:1D:D8:94:DD:CA

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.1 x86 Kernel
up 10:58, 2 users, load average: 0.19, 0.57, 0.45
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 180.22

I am having a similar issue with my Targus Optical Bluetooth Mouse. The very first time I booted opensuse (11.1 for x86_64), I was able to successfully pair the mouse and computer. After some software updates I rebooted, and lost mouse connectivity.

I first tried using the hcitool cc option on the mouse hardware address, but this also failed. I turned off the mouse and ran the hcitool scan. The mouse did not come up.

I investigated the bluetooth wizard and it still “finds” my bluetooth mouse, despite the fact that the mouse is off and hcitool scan doesn’t find it. Is it possible that some files aren’t being cleaned up after the first bind?