Logitech V270 Bluetooth Mouse and Ubuntu Linux

I have recently acquired a Logitech V270 Bluetooth Mouse — in my opinion one of the best pointing devices ever developed by man. The best thing is: it works almost perfectly in Linux (or Ubuntu, in my particular case).

If you’ve already got a working bluetooth setup using bluez-utils, getting the mouse to work is quite easy. First, you need to find out the bluetooth device address of the mouse, either by reading it off the bottom, or by pressing the reset button of the device and running hcitool scanning in a terminal. Now, open /etc/default/bluetooth in your favorite text editor and make sure you have BLUETOOTH_ENABLED=1 and HIDD_ENABLED=1 set.

Next, tell hidd to connect to your device on startup by inserting the bluetooth adress like this: HIDD_OPTIONS="--master --connect xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx --server"

Last, you have to pair with your mouse by pressing the reset button and running sudo hidd --connect xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx in a terminal. You’re done, congratulations!