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adding bluetooth mouse to ubuntu

March 7, 2009 Leave a comment

As of ubuntu 8.04, the gnome bluetooth utility does not work by itself to enable a bluetooth mouse.

Here are the steps I had to go through to get my razer pro|click mobile working with my eee pc running eee ubuntu 8.04:
push the button on the bottom of the mouse

sudo hidd –search
Copy the mac address
sudo nano /etc/bluetooth/hcid.conf

add this at the bottom, replacing MOUSE_ADDR with device mac address:

device MOUSE_ADDR {
name “Bluetooth Mouse”;
}

save and exit file

/etc/init.d/bluetooth restart

sudo hidd –search

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Categories: eee pc, linux, ubuntu

spokenword.org – excellent RSS tool

March 1, 2009 Leave a comment

SpokenWord.org is a website which takes shared web content into a new paradigm. It allows you to make a custom rss feed that is a conglomeration of feeds, which can be based on your own feeds, published feeds, or others’ spokenword custom feeds. I see it making podcasting truly useful for me.

The whole thing is really a database that links content from many places, runs it through filters, and spits out just what you want. It is amazing.

Categories: DIY

Dell Precision 4300 Suspend resolved with Ubuntu 8.04

March 1, 2009 Leave a comment

I’ve had hibernate working from day one, but suspend never quite worked properly. With a few tweaks that I found on this page, I have it suspending on shutting the lid and resuming on open. It takes a little longer than I’d prefer to resume, but it is fine.

Categories: linux, ubuntu