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    Question Mx 5000 Wireless keyboard not working

    I own a Logitech MX 5000 Wireless keyboard and mouse, and would like to use it in Backtrack 5 R1 (x64 - GNOME). It comes with a Bluetooth dongle EDR 2.0.

    The strange thing is that it works in BIOS and Grub menu (I dual boot with Windows 7), but when Backtrack starts the keyboard and mouse stop working

    Can anyone provide some tips on how to set it up? THX !!!

    So here is how I solved my problem (once again..)... for some reason "embedded mode" isn't working in Ubuntu/Backtrack anymore so one has to create a connection by hand. For example:

    hciconfig hci0 up
    hidd --connect 00:07:61:9a:4d:6b    # enter your mouse or keyboard MAC here
    But .. since I need this to happen every time Backtrack boots (without having to connect a wired keyboard) I created a small start-up script to do just this.

    gedit /root/
    and create a script similar to this

    #! /bin/bash
    hciconfig hci0 up
    hidd --connect ${KEYBOARD_ADDR} > /dev/null 2>&1
    hidd --connect ${MOUSE_ADDR} > /dev/null 2>&1
    once done you need a start-up calling script

    gedit /etc/init.d/mysetting
    and enter (note that this is not exactly a LSB friendly script..):

    /root/ &
    exit 0
    now you need to assign executable right to those scripts and add them to boot

    chmod +x /etc/init.d/mysetting 
    chmod +x /root/
    update-rc.d mysetting defaults
    now reboot to test if it works and hopefully you can enjoy your wireless mouse and keyboard on boot like me :P
    Last edited by taxyst; 09-11-2011 at 09:49 PM. Reason: Solved problem

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    Default Re: Mx 5000 Wireless keyboard not working

    I had the same problem with the new backtrack 5 .... thanks for the post!!!! Works great.

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    Default Re: Mx 5000 Wireless keyboard not working

    Worked on Backtrack 5 R2 as well.

    Thank You

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