eiger3970
Posts: 41
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:39 am

Bluetooth keyboard not typing anything

Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:29 am

Hello, my Bluetooth keyboard connects via USB and has power.
Typing on the keyboard doesn't make any text though?
Specifications:
Linux raspberrypi 4.1.18-v7+ #846 SMP Thu Feb 25 14:22:53 GMT 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux
Raspberry Pi 3.

Paule87
Posts: 10
Joined: Sun May 08, 2016 12:32 pm

Re: Bluetooth keyboard not typing anything

Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:24 am

What Bluetooth are you running? Assuming you done the usual turned on and inserted correctly, a couple of things to try, apologies for lack of helpful hyperlinks, but am using phone and haven't figured how to do them yet.

1. Plug the dongle into a USB port on your Pi and boot it up.
At the command line type

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends bluetooth

Once the software is installed, type

sudo service bluetooth statues

You should see bluetooth is running. If not, reboot and try again.

2. On the gui add/remove programmes type into search box Bluetooth and look for bluez (it's a Bluetooth support stack) or

sudo apt-get install bluetooth bluez blueman
sudo reboot

it seems to have done the trick for my Rii mini.

Good luck and keep posted on progress.

eiger3970
Posts: 41
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:39 am

Re: Bluetooth keyboard not typing anything

Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:03 am

Thanks, I tried all the commands, but same issue.
I'm not sure if it is a Bluetooth keyboard.
The keyboard plugs into a USB port, so it probably a USB keyboard.
The keyboard has 2 LED lights at the top. The left LED is off and the right LED is usually red, but occasionally green. Not sure if this is saying not enough power?

$ lsusb doesn't show the keyboard as found?

eiger3970
Posts: 41
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:39 am

Re: Bluetooth keyboard not typing anything

Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:34 am

Yes, fixed!
Very random, but the USB powers the Bluetooth keyboard.
The Bluetooth connection process was random and I just clicked around and it works.

However, the Bluetooth keyboard Bluetooth connection is intermittent. Think I need a USB keyboard.

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