Bluetooth Input devices
This article describes the setup of Bluetooth input devices.
Device Drivers ---> [*] HID Devices ---> You may need some special driver for your input device: Special HID drivers ---> <*> ... [*] Networking support ---> <*> Bluetooth subsystem support ---> <*> L2CAP protocol support <*> HIDP protocol support
Change the value of UserspaceHID to
true in /etc/bluetooth/input.conf:
# Enable HID protocol handling in userspace input profile # Defaults to false (HIDP handled in HIDP kernel module) UserspaceHID=true
To configure the input devices use the specialized desktop management tools:
- net-wireless/gnome-bluetooth for GNOME
- kde-plasma/bluedevil for KDE
- net-wireless/blueman is a generic GTK+ client (i.e. for use with Openbox/i3, etc)
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.