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Hello i am a total newbie to Linux i am try to find a distro that support the microsoft blue-tooth mouse i have installed fedora core 5 and the mouse ...
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    Hello i am a total newbie to Linux i am try to find a distro that support the microsoft blue-tooth mouse i have installed fedora core 5 and the mouse worked during the install and during the first time use when i restart no more mouse functionally can this be fix or do i need a different distro?

    What is the best distro for a beginner?

    What are the differences?

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    that mouse will work if it worked when you installed FC5 you probably just need a driver from the kernel that isn't being loaded. As far as which distro please read the "All New User Read This!!!" in my signature.
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    Do you know what drivers i need? i have been look around and i don't know enough about Linux to know how to do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by vbabiy
    Do you know what drivers i need? i have been look around and i don't know enough about Linux to know how to do that
    There is a bluetooth module you can download. I believe it's called BlueZ.
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    I believe newer kernels have the hdip module built in which should work for you:

    so just {as root}


    modprobe hdip
    dmesg | tail {too see if module loaded correctly}

    EDIT: looking into it further it does look like you need bluez to actually interact with device so I would look on the page he linked for further information and how to's.
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    alright i will try that. because it work great during the install of fedora but then when i rebooted it stop working... the mouse works great in windows so its not my blue-tooth or the mouse.

    Does any one have a tutorial or a walkthrough of how to get a blue-tooth device to work

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    Code:
    [root@localhost ~]# dmesg | tail
    usbcore: registered new driver wacom
    drivers/usb/input/wacom.c: v1.45:USB Wacom Graphire and Wacom Intuos tablet driver
    usbcore: registered new driver hci_usb
    Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
    Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
    Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.7
    Bluetooth: HIDP (Human Interface Emulation) ver 1.1
    SELinux: initialized (dev autofs, type autofs), uses genfs_contexts
    usb 2-2.2: USB disconnect, address 6
    usb 2-2.3: USB disconnect, address 9
    [root@localhost ~]#
    Does this help to fix my bluetooth problem

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