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    Logitech bluetooth dongle not being recognized

    Hi all,

    I am quite new to Ubuntu. I have a Logitech MX5000 keyboard and a MX1000, linked to my PC with the Logitech bluetooth dongle. Strangely enough, both the keybodard and the mouse work as when I used XP, although Bluetooth Manager on Ubuntu tells me that there is no Bluetooth adapter connected to my PC.

    I have tried several solutions from this forum but I haven't found any that actually turns Bluetooth on the system.

    This is what I get on lsusb, if it's for anybody's help

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    Bus 004 Device 001ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 010
    ID 059b:0370 Iomega Corp
    Bus 001 Device 009ID 046d:c70a LogitechIncMX5000 Cordless Desktop
    Bus 001 Device 008
    ID 046d:c70e LogitechIncMX1000 Bluetooth Laser Mouse
    Bus 001 Device 006
    ID 0c45:8000 Microdia DC31VC
    Bus 001 Device 005
    ID 08bb:2900 Texas Instruments Japan PCM2900 Audio Codec
    Bus 001 Device 004
    ID 04a9:220e CanonIncCanoScan N1240U/LiDE 30
    Bus 001 Device 003
    ID 046d:0b02 LogitechIncBT Mini-Receiver (HID proxy mode)
    Bus 001 Device 002ID 050d:0307 Belkin Components 
    Bus 001 Device 001
    ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001
    ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001
    ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001
    ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub 

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    Re: Logitech bluetooth dongle not being recognized

    I finally found the solution to my BT problem.

    Just look at post #7.
    http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Keyboa...dongle/m-p/768

    Simple, really.

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    Re: Logitech bluetooth dongle not being recognized

    A synopsis of the solution:

    There are two modes the dongle works in, Embedded and HCI. By default the embedded is active, which emulates a USB device so it seems to your PC that your using a normal USB mouse/keyoard.

    If you hold the little red Button on the USB BT mini-receiver it will enable the other mode. Hold the red button on the BT dongle and plug it into the computer, and after 3-5 seconds of holding the button, the Bluetooth icon will appear in the system tray.

    You can then use the adapter as a BT receiver. The adapter continues to work in BT mode after reboots, but I think the occasional BT failure (usually after an update) is caused by the mode changing. I have tried this fix on 10.10 & 11.04.

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    Re: Logitech bluetooth dongle not being recognized

    If this wasn't already absolutely clear, (It took me a few tries to get it right) you need to HOLD the red button AS YOU INSERT the dongle and keep holding it until you get a response from your system.

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