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A few days ago I was able successfully get bluez5 working on my Freya laptop so I could use my new Microsoft Arc bluetooth mouse on it. Here is what I did:

Grab the bluez package named 5.23-1ubuntu1~mtrudel1 and indicator-bluetooth from the following PPA.

You need to modify the bluez package and remove the dependencies init-system-helpers and lsb-base, otherwise you're going to have some dependency issues the next time you perform a system update.

dpkg-deb -x bluez_5.23-1ubuntu1-mtrudel1_amd64.deb dir_tmp

dpkg-deb --control bluez_5.23-1ubuntu1-mtrudel1_amd64.deb dir_tmp/DEBIAN

Go into the dir_tmp/DEBIAN folder and you open the control file. Delete the dependencies from the "Depends" line. Then you can repackage the modified deb file with the following command:

dpkg -b dir_tmp/ modded_bluez_package.deb

Manually install the modified bluez5 package as well as indicator-bluetooth.

Download and install the 2.0.1 version of blueman from here. If it gives you an dependency problems then remove them from the package in the same manner you used to modify the bluez package.

After these 3 packages are installed, reboot your system. You should then see the new bluetooth indicator icon in the panel. Open it up and setup your Arc Touch mouse. It should pair and connect without any problem.

To solve some auto reconnect issues I was having, I had to install the 14.04.3 LTS stack that was recently released.

A few days ago I was able successfully get bluez5 working on my Freya laptop so I could use my new Microsoft Arc bluetooth mouse on it. Here is what I did:

Grab the bluez package named 5.23-1ubuntu1~mtrudel1 and indicator-bluetooth from the following PPA.

You need to modify the bluez package and remove the dependencies init-system-helpers and lsb-base, otherwise you're going to have some dependency issues the next time you perform a system update.

Manually install the modified bluez5 package as well as indicator-bluetooth.

Download and install the 2.0.1 version of blueman from here. If it gives you an dependency problems then remove them from the package in the same manner you used to modify the bluez package.

After these 3 packages are installed, reboot your system. You should then see the new bluetooth indicator icon in the panel. Open it up and setup your Arc Touch mouse. It should pair and connect without any problem.

To solve some auto reconnect issues I was having, I had to install the 14.04.3 LTS stack that was recently released.

A few days ago I was able successfully get bluez5 working on my Freya laptop so I could use my new Microsoft Arc bluetooth mouse on it. Here is what I did:

Grab the bluez package named 5.23-1ubuntu1~mtrudel1 and indicator-bluetooth from the following PPA.

You need to modify the bluez package and remove the dependencies init-system-helpers and lsb-base, otherwise you're going to have some dependency issues the next time you perform a system update.

dpkg-deb -x bluez_5.23-1ubuntu1-mtrudel1_amd64.deb dir_tmp

dpkg-deb --control bluez_5.23-1ubuntu1-mtrudel1_amd64.deb dir_tmp/DEBIAN

Go into the dir_tmp/DEBIAN folder and you open the control file. Delete the dependencies from the "Depends" line. Then you can repackage the modified deb file with the following command:

dpkg -b dir_tmp/ modded_bluez_package.deb

Manually install the modified bluez5 package as well as indicator-bluetooth.

Download and install the 2.0.1 version of blueman from here. If it gives you an dependency problems then remove them from the package in the same manner you used to modify the bluez package.

After these 3 packages are installed, reboot your system. You should then see the new bluetooth indicator icon in the panel. Open it up and setup your Arc Touch mouse. It should pair and connect without any problem.

To solve some auto reconnect issues I was having, I had to install the 14.04.3 LTS stack that was recently released.

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A few days ago I was able successfully get bluez5 working on my Freya laptop so I could use my new Microsoft Arc bluetooth mouse on it. Here is what I did:

Grab the bluez package named 5.23-1ubuntu1~mtrudel1 and indicator-bluetooth from the following PPA.

You need to modify the bluez package and remove the dependencies init-system-helpers and lsb-base, otherwise you're going to have some dependency issues the next time you perform a system update.

Manually install the modified bluez5 package as well as indicator-bluetooth.

Download and install the 2.0.1 version of blueman from here. If it gives you an dependency problems then remove them from the package in the same manner you used to modify the bluez package.

After these 3 packages are installed, reboot your system. You should then see the new bluetooth indicator icon in the panel. Open it up and setup your Arc Touch mouse. It should pair and connect without any problem.

To solve some auto reconnect issues I was having, I had to install the 14.04.3 LTS stack that was recently released.