I have Intel NUC Skull Canyon coming in a week and other stuff like a bluetooth keyboard and mouse.

How can I install the Ubuntu/ Xubuntu with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse?

This is the bt keyboard.

I only have the experience in installing Ubuntu on my laptop but never did it on this kind of case before. Did anyone install Ubuntu/ Xubuntu with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse before? Please give some advice and and tips.

Or maybe better off using the wired keyboard and mouse??

  • You can if they work from LiveUSB. But this is not always the case. – Pilot6 Dec 24 '16 at 20:18
  • @Pilot6 what is the LiveUSB? – laukok Dec 24 '16 at 20:20
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    It is the device you install Ubuntu from. – Pilot6 Dec 24 '16 at 20:22
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    LiveUSB is the USB drive with Ubuntu installer. I personally use wireless Logitech k400r keyboard when installing and it works, so yeah - that one is supported for sure – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Dec 24 '16 at 20:23
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    @teelou If drivers for keyboard come with the default system, they will work. If there's no drivers - they won't. Simple as that. Same as in Windows. You have drivers, windows will like it, if not - it won't. Linux or not, idea is the same – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Dec 24 '16 at 20:27

As explained in the comments, if there are drivers for your wireless keyboard in default installation, it will work. Otherwise, no drivers - won't work.

According to one of the question on the Amazon page you linked, that keyboard doesn't work with Linux. Source:


Although, according to the seller, it works in Android, so that answer isnt 100% reputable, I'd say.

Wired keyboards, particularly USB ones, are supported fully, so I would recommend you use that if you are unsure. Then after installation try testing your Bluetooth keyboard, maybe it'll work

  • Thanks for the answer but what do u mean by 'drivers'? the software for the bt keyboard? – laukok Dec 24 '16 at 20:32
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    No, receiver is typically a physical device. For example, the keyboard i mentioned, logitech k400r , has a tiny usb receiver which plugs into computer, and that's how keyboard and computer communicate - through that tiny device. – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Dec 24 '16 at 20:37
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    @teelou see small update i made to the answer – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Dec 24 '16 at 20:42
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    @teelou yes, essentially, if there's no device that can receive bluetooth signal , it will not work. In my case, my laptop has WiFi card that has bluetooth receiver chip on it, built-in. My other laptop has no such thing, so I would probably need a Bluetooth receiver that plugs into USB port – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Dec 24 '16 at 20:44
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    Always welcome ! Hope your installation goes smoothly. Have fun with Ubuntu ! – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Dec 24 '16 at 20:47

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