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Aug 1, 2016

HOW TO: Configure a BlueTooth keyboard for use with Raspbian

I had an old Raspberry Pi 1 lying around and wasn't sure what to do with it - in the end I decided to make myself a thin client for RDP connection to my desktop.

I purchased the following Bluetooth keyboard from Amazon, 1byone Ultra-Slim Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard with Built-in Multi-touch Touchpad and Rechargeable Battery.

First off boot into Raspbian and log in using SSH. Type the following commands:

sudo apt-get install bluetooth bluez blueman
sudo reboot

Once again, log into Raspbian  using SSH and type the following:


It will shows the Bluetooth device address of the Pi.

Run the following command get the Bluetooth device address of the pair-able devices in range.

hcitool scanto

Then enter the following:

sudo bluetoothctl
agent on
scan on

To pair type:

pair xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

Where xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx is your Bluetooth device address of the device you want to pair. Next type:

trust xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
connect xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

You should be all good now!

Now I just use remmina to connect to my desktop, and have a nice wireless keyboard to boot!

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