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Massimo B.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:37 pm    Post subject: BT mouse on PowerBook G4 working without modules? Reply with quote

Hello.

First I asked if a bluetooth mouse could work with the integrated bluetooth connector of a PowerBook G4. I got a Macally BTmicro.

Now I wonder that the mouse is working before any operating system is started such as in the boot source selector pressing Alt at power up. Then even with the Gentoo 2007.0 Universal install CD the bluetooth mouse is working (with gpm). Does the Live system load the proper modules or is there just no software support needed for the cordless mouse?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most likely, the proper modules are being loaded. You can check to see what's loaded with lsmod.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From my experience, with a imac g5, the bluetooth mouse always just worked, i think open firmware is making it look like a usb mouse.

It was actually a bit of a problem at first because i couldn't get the scroll wheel to work, but then i discovered that if you run hid2hci then scan it works perfectly.

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