Bluetooth Input devices

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This article describes the setup of Bluetooth input devices.

Installation

Kernel

You need Bluetooth and evdev support. Also you need to activate the following kernel options:

KERNEL
'"`UNIQ--pre-00000000-QINU`"'

BlueZ settings

Change the value of UserspaceHID to true in /etc/bluetooth/input.conf:

FILE /etc/bluetooth/input.conf
# Enable HID protocol handling in userspace input profile
# Defaults to false (HIDP handled in HIDP kernel module)
UserspaceHID=true

Configuration

To configure the input devices use the specialized desktop management tools:


Some Bluetooth input devices are initially not in HID mode, but in HCI mode. This is handled by udev in /lib/udev/rules.d/97-hid2hci.rules. Additional devices can be added in a custom rule file which needs to be placed in /etc/udev/rules.d. Refer to the udev article for more details.