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I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit but I can't since Logitech MX 5500 Combo (Keyboard/Mouse) is not detected. I'm new to Ubuntu.

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Hi greapko, can you add what hardware you have and if you have already connected the bluetooth device to the PC. – Luis Alvarado Jan 6 '13 at 19:16
Can you try to unplug and plug again the small usb stick provided with the keyboard/mouse? Then type dmesg in a terminal and give the 20 latest line. – olivierb2 Jan 6 '13 at 19:45

That is part of a bug had been around for a while. Launchpad Bug 870227.

The only fix for now for 12.10 is to have a separate keyboard (or boot in to an OS that can modify your installation) and go in to /lib/udev/rules.d/97-bluetooth-hid2hci.rules and comment out these lines:

# Logitech devices
#KERNEL=="hiddev*", ATTRS{idVendor}=="046d", ATTRS{idProduct}=="c70[345abce]|c71[34bc]", \
#RUN+="hid2hci --method=logitech-hid --devpath=%p"

Just put a # at the beginning like in the code above.

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This worked great! Thanks for the answer. – ATLChris Feb 18 '13 at 14:53

This problem also occurs in 16.04 LTS.

The problem is that you can't enter the pin when trying to pair the keyboard/mouse in bluetooth settings.

Found this solution which works for my own MX 5500 Keyboard and mouse

On 15.10 Wily Werewolf though, the path to the modified file is:


I modified line 14:


KERNEL=="hiddev*", ATTRS{idVendor}=="046d", ATTRS{idProduct}=="c70[345abce]|c71[3bc]",


KERNEL=="hidraw*", ATTRS{idVendor}=="046d", ATTRS{idProduct}=="c70[345abce]|c71[3bc]",

Thank you for sharing the solution :)

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@ByteCommander: Sorry, that was accidental. I meant to make this comment on a different answer. – David Foerster Jun 13 at 9:46

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