I come from Fedora 22 and 23, because it had support for my BLE mouse (Microsoft Designer Mouse). I decided to switch to the "stable" 16.04 because I like Unity more than GNOME.
To make my mouse at least pair with my PC, I had to remove
50-bluetooth-hci-auto-poweron.rules and uncomment
/etc/bluetooth/main.conf (as indicated here).
Sometimes when I boot up the computer, the mouse works (although it stops working after a while), and sometimes doesn't. For example, today I restarted my PC 10 times without success. Yesterday, it worked after 3 reboots. Please help me, this is really getting annoying.
$ lsusb Atheros Communications, Inc. AR3012 Bluetooth 4.0
$ dmesg Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3 Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11 Bluetooth: hci0 command 0x0c52 tx timeout
$ bluetoothctl [bluetooth]# info CC:E4:52:E7:9B:9E Device CC:E4:52:E7:9B:9E Name: Designer Mouse Alias: Designer Mouse Appearance: 0x03c2 Icon: input-mouse Paired: yes Trusted: yes Blocked: no Connected: no LegacyPairing: no Modalias: usb:v045Ep0805d0100 [bluetooth]# connect CC:E4:52:E7:9B:9E Attempting to connect to CC:E4:52:E7:9B:9E Failed to connect: org.bluez.Error.Failed
It would be great if there was a way to know what differs from the Fedora configuration, because on that system it worked just perfectly.