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Microsoft Bluetooth keyboard and mouse on Ubuntu 7 (Feisty Fawn)

I have a Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite Keyboard and Mouse for Bluetooth, and wanted to get them working on my newly installed Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn desktop. (This was my choice after the adventure of Windows Vista deciding it was not Genuine 1 1/2 months after install, even though it was.) See this article for the details.

I found the basics of this article on the Ubuntu forums, but found that I needed to adapt it a bit. So here is that article, with my changes/additions.

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Goodbye Windows Vista

Well, I installed Windows Vista 1 1/2 months ago. During that time I dealt with many driver problems, software issues, and quirks. But the end has come. Today Windows Vista decided it was not Genuine, and that I needed to activate it. Of course it is Genuine, and it had already been activated, so I put in a quick (HAH!) call to Microsoft to activate it after the automated method of doing it over the web failed.

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Having Microsoft Fonts on Linux (Ubuntu)

I have been using Ubuntu in the office lately. However, I did not have the standard fonts that you would find on a Windows system for use in documents. So I simply used the following method to add them:

# sudo aptitude install msttcorefonts

For these fonts to display in 96dpi you may also need to add a line in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

# sudo vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Add this line in the Section “Device” somewhere before EndSection

Option     "DPI" "96x96"

Then you will need to either restart X or reboot to apply the settings. After the restart/reboot you can use the following command to see if you are using 96dpi.

# xdpyinfo | grep resolution