I have a bluetooth mouse & keyboard (Dell KM714) that don't seem to be recognized by Ubuntu 14.10. They don't appear in the list of bluetooth devices when I am looking for them.

Is there a way to make them work together?


Have you tried Blueman?

It has many more drivers for additional devices than the normal bluetooth. sudo apt-get install blueman and see if using that fixes your problem.

I know that using this manager instead of the original has worked to connect my bluetooth keyboard originally designed for my iPad.

Edit: The actual solution:

The Dell KM714 Keyboard no Mouse set are not in fact Bluetooth capable. They are controlled by a wireless USB Dongle that should have come with the product.

If you do not have the USB dongle, you may not be able to use this mouse and keyboard.

  • blueman seems to find my apple mouse, but not the DELL one. Is it possible that this mouse is not compatible with ubuntu? – user1260928 Jan 2 '15 at 17:29
  • Found your problem, the keyboard and mouse are in fact a USB wireless device. – Robobenklein Jan 2 '15 at 17:33
  • Do I need to buy something like a dongle? – user1260928 Jan 2 '15 at 18:18
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    I had logitek wireless keyboard, and the usb dongle was actually inside the compartment with the batteries. You might wanna check there – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Mar 31 '15 at 2:57

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