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Wannabe Geek


Topic # 4939 12-Sep-2005 09:43
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Hi.

I'm very new to Bluetooth. I have just bought a belkin bluetooth
keyboard and mouse and have installed then (eventually after working
round the XP SP2 problem) using the belkin adapter. It seems to be
working OK but before I explore Bluetooth more there's a couple of
things I want to check.

When I turn on the computer the keyboard and mouse do not work
automatically, only after I have clicked the mouse and tapped a key
on the keyboard do they connect. Is this how it's supposed to be?

Also, when the computer is left idle for a short time they stop
working ... sort of hibernate until reactivated by the same as above.
Do they do this when idle?

Lastly, when I turn on the computer it says in the opening screen (black with white text)
there's a keyboard failure. Is this due to the keyboard not yet
being connected as said above or is there actually a problem as all
works well when I'm working at the computer,

Many Thanks in advance for any replies .. I'm looking forward to learning more about Bluetooth :-)

Jules

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Wannabe Geek


Reply # 20210 16-Sep-2005 20:53
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The last point sounds like a BIOS issue - the computer won't be able to communicate with the keyboard until it has loaded the bluetooth drivers (i.e. as part of loading windows). Most BIOSes are set by default to show a warning if no keyboard is attached (which, as far as the BIOS knows, it isn't).

If you go into the BIOS (normally by pressing DEL or F2 as soon as the computer boots up, before windows starts loading) there should be an option that says something like "Halt on error" and allows you to cycle through the options of "ALL", "KEYBOARD", and "NONE" (plus possibly some others). You need to set this to NONE, which should stop the warning message appearing.

Mike

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Wannabe Geek


Reply # 20211 16-Sep-2005 20:54
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Btw, are this keyboard/mouse any good? Is there any lag or anything when you type? I've been looking at getting these for a while, but don't know much about them.

Mike



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Wannabe Geek


Reply # 20244 18-Sep-2005 05:48
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Hi Mike,

I'm getting used to the keyboard and mouse. There is a 2-3 minute lagtime, but it's not a problem now for me. I mainly use the mouse so it works fine. It's when I go to use the keyboard after a break I forget and it takes a few seconds to come alive! ... almost as if it's been asleep. I must remember to activate it before using it ... all new stuff for a computer illiterate like me

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