New question following post Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse pairs but doesn't do anything

Pairing and connecting via built-in bluetooth manager and blueman works. also via commandline:


Output see below.

[MX Anywhere 2]# info DE:CE:68:71:F9:97
Device DE:CE:68:71:F9:97
    Name: MX Anywhere 2
    Alias: MX Anywhere 2
    Appearance: 0x03c2
    Icon: input-mouse
    Paired: yes
    Trusted: yes
    Blocked: no
    Connected: yes
    LegacyPairing: no
    UUID:                           (1800)
    UUID:                           (1801)
    UUID:                           (180a)
    UUID:                           (180f)
    UUID:                           (1812)
    UUID: Vendor specific           (00010000-0000-1000-8000-011f2000046d)
    Modalias: usb:v046DpB013d0007
[MX Anywhere 2]# paired-devices 
Device DE:CE:68:71:F9:97 MX Anywhere 2

What does not work is input, as in "the mouse doesn't move the cursor"

  • Did you look at bug 1098959, power monitor interfers with bt mouse? Try getting rid of power monitor app (reboot without battery?) and see if that helps. – ubfan1 May 7 '16 at 22:57

My device is a Surface Edition Bluetooth LE Arc Touch Mouse made by Microsoft.

I couldn't get it to connect with any distro I've tried over the past year, until OpenSuse Leap. Then I knew it was possible! But I like Ubuntu (I know I know)

Came across this thread and had everything looking exactly like your read out shows:

Name: Arc Touch Mouse SE
Alias: Arc Touch Mouse SE
Appearance: 0x03c2
 Icon: input-mouse
 Paired: yes  
 Trusted: yes
 Blocked: no
Connected: yes
LegacyPairing: no 

And Still NOTHING! No movement even though its clearly listed as paired, trusted, unblocked, and connected! I was about to give up for good but decided to try one last thing..

I deleted the device using "remove" and issued the following commands in this exact order which resulted in my device working! After a year of trying to find a way.

[bluetooth]# power off
[bluetooth]# power on
[bluetooth]# scan on
[bluetooth]# connect XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
[Arc Touch Mouse SE]# trust
[Arc Touch Mouse SE]# connect XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
[Arc Touch Mouse SE]# pair
[Arc Touch Mouse SE]# unblock
[Arc Touch Mouse SE]# power off
[bluetooth]# power on

So I can confirm that Ubuntu 16.04 does indeed support Bluetooth LE devices

  • Thanks for the answer! This solved all my problems with my MX Master mouse. It's crazy what's needed to get it working. – chuck Jun 6 '16 at 23:44
  • crazy amount of effort to get it going. Thanks! – Boyang Jul 27 '16 at 8:26
  • Great, thanks! Works with my MX Anywhere 2 / 16.04 / Kernel 4.8 (Yakkety). Note: the 2nd connect needs the XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX too. – linrunner Oct 28 '16 at 19:44
  • Thank you!!!! Finally worked for me. @linrunner is correct, 2nd connect needs ID. – markwatson Nov 7 '16 at 3:20
  • This worked, but it's completely stupid. How can bluetooth not work out of the box on a modern computer in 2017? – AutonomousApps Feb 26 '17 at 20:00

I managed to get my Anywhere MX2 to work on Ubuntu 16.04 thanks to this post.

After connecting the mouse in the "Bluetooth" configuration - it was still not working. Running bluetoothctl and "info " gave me this:

➜  ~ bluetoothctl 
[NEW] Controller 5C:51:4F:DC:FB:D0 ChromeLinux_CBDE [default]
[NEW] Device FB:59:51:BF:60:XX MX Anywhere 2
[bluetooth]# info FB:59:51:BF:60:XX
Device FB:59:51:BF:60:XX
    Name: MX Anywhere 2
    Alias: MX Anywhere 2
    Appearance: 0x03c2
    Icon: input-mouse
    Paired: yes
    Trusted: yes
    Blocked: no
    Connected: no
    LegacyPairing: no
    UUID: Generic Access Profile    (00001800-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
    UUID: Generic Attribute Profile (00001801-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
    Modalias: usb:v046DpB013d0007

As you can see - my device was somehow not connected. And thus not responsive. What I did to make it work was only call 'connect':

[bluetooth]# connect FB:59:51:BF:60:XX
Attempting to connect to FB:59:51:BF:60:XX
[CHG] Device FB:59:51:BF:60:XX Connected: yes
Connection successful
[CHG] Device FB:59:51:BF:60:XX UUIDs: 00001800-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb
[CHG] Device FB:59:51:BF:60:XX Paired: yes

And after that everything "just works(TM)". Thanks for the useful additional information to this post.

  • I'm using Xenial (Xubuntu) . First connect didn't make it work for me. I had to follow James' instructions. – sdkks Jul 16 '17 at 4:41

In my case the issue that you can find here for 15.10 and the provided solution helped me:

hciconfig hci0 sspmode 1
hciconfig hci0 down
hciconfig hci0 up
  • That's what I get: Can't set Simple Pairing mode on hci0: Input/output error (5) – Michael Oct 2 '16 at 6:58

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