Trying to get the Logitech Bluetooth MX5000 Dongle to start with Ubuntu

Although reconnecting the bluetooth USB dongle is a good workaround for Ubuntu, it is starting to get a tad annoying.

On the Ubuntu forums, it is apparently just since the Edgy release that this occurs. There is a workaround by removing the bluez packages – although the side effect is that you cannot add other bluetooth devices.

As it happens, I’m not a huge fan of bluetooth devices anyway, so I’ll give this a shot.

  • JJ

    Well, did it work?

  • John

    Well, I’m on Intrepid now. Removing the Bluez utils DID work, but it was also possible to pair up the keyboard and mouse.

    If you use a non-bluetooth keyboard and mouse initally, you can pair up the Logitech gear using the Bluetooth Applet on the desktop now. It’s much easier and more reliable. I haven’t had to re-pair my desktop set in ages.

    When the logon screen first appears there’s a minor delay in typing while it ‘comes alive’ but after that all is well.

    Happy days :)