Setting up a Trust MI-5300M Bluetooth Mouse on a Dell Inspiron 8600 Laptop

There are several Sites on the net how to setup the special Hardware of a Inspiron 8600 notebook. After some fiddling i just decided now to use a more recent distribution. I use Suse 9.3 and almost all works out of the box. I have no 3D acceleration, but at the moment i don't care.

I bought a Trust Bluetooth MI-5300MQuestion mouse and want to use it with Linux. Short: it is quite easy. But why this special device? The Inspiron 8600 has usually a built in Bluetooth hub, so i don't need a extra USB-Stick to connect a wireless mouse. I just need a Bluetooth mouse. Why this mouse? Because it is cheap (34€) and not too big.

The site that did help: http://www.bueche.ch/comp/mx900/mx900.htmlQuestion. But all i did was:
  • to check if the device was detected:
 hidd[6841]: New HID device 00:0A:94:C0:50:81 (CSR HIDEngine Three Button Mouse)

  • change the /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
 Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Mouse[2]"
   Driver       "mouse"
   Option       "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
   Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
   Option       "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
   Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

 Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier   "Layout[all]"
   InputDevice  "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
   InputDevice  "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
   InputDevice  "Mouse[2]" "SendCoreEvents"
   Option       "Clone" "off"
   Option       "Xinerama" "off"
   Screen       "Screen[0]"

Restarted Xorg and there it was!


After update from Suse 9.3 to 10.2 my mouse stopped working. In the logs i could see
 Oct  2 12:45:02 delle hidd[16119]: Rejected connection from unknown device 00:0A:94:C0:50:81

All i had to do was to initiate:
 hidd --connect 00:0A:94:C0:50:81

as root. No idea why this cannot be done from a configuration GUI (or how...)
Created by redflo. Last Modification: Tuesday 02 of October, 2007 10:53:26 UTC by redflo.

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