Re: Bluetooth mice?
On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 06:44:30PM -0400, Gabriel Farrell wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 10:34:19PM +0100, Digby Tarvin wrote:
> > I'm not really sure how it looks to the system, but lsmod shows:
> > hci_usb 13812 0
> > bluetooth 41732 1 hci_usb
> > which I assume means it is handled like (or maybe is) a USB device.
> On my system, lsmod | grep bluetooth:
> bluetooth 44228 6 rfcomm,hidp,l2cap,hci_usb
Mine is closer to that since I did the 'apt-get install bluetooth':
digbyt@fujitsu:~$ lsmod | grep blue
bluetooth 41732 7 rfcomm,l2cap,hci_usb
Its now just seems to be the hidp modules which I don't have
loaded, although it is there in /lib/modules so perhaps will
get loaded as a side effect of using a bluetooth device..
> > dmesg shows:
> > mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
> > Bluetooth: Core ver 2.8
> > NET: Registered protocol family 31
> > Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
> > Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
> > Bluetooth: HCI USB driver ver 2.9
> > usbcore: registered new driver hci_usb
> My dmesg shows:
> usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
> usbcore: registered new driver hub
> Bluetooth: Core ver 2.7
> NET: Registered protocol family 31
> Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
> Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
> Bluetooth: HCI USB driver ver 2.8
> usbcore: registered new driver hci_usb
> usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
> Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.7
> Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
> Bluetooth: HIDP (Human Interface Emulation) ver 1.1
> Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.5
> Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
> Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
Yes - everything but the HIDP entry is showing up for me too now.
> That probably matches pretty much what you're getting now. I think
> the hidp is all I'm using as far as the mouse goes.
> > >  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16826125026
> > Looks like it would do the trick, though I would rather like to
> > find a traditional three button mouse like my old PS/2 Logitec.
> > I suppose I am going to have to settle for the 'wheel as middle
> > button' compromise...
> Yeah, you might have to compromise. When I was looking I didn't see
> any traditional three-button bluetooth mice. Aside from that, though,
> this Kensington mouse has been just right. Big and comfortable.
Thanks again. I think that is enough evidence to justify handing
some money over for some hardware and giving it a try.
Digby R. S. Tarvin digbyt(at)digbyt.com