Bluetooth keyboard +Bluetooth mouse for arm manjaro 20.08 xfce

hi all,
as all my usb sockets do not recognize my mice and keyboards anymore,
i’d like to use BT kbd + BT mouse to reget control of the board.
search function on google do find old forum links that just fail in this new forum, so I’ll ask in this dedicated for advice for now.

where to start ?
the only way to make the board do something is remotely and thru ssh prompt.

edit, as i even cannot run bluetoothctl to list the hci adapters (inc. the embedded one),

I started w/
sudo pacman -S bluez
sudo pacman -S bluez-utils

then i typed: bluetoothctl, and…

[bluetooth]# list
Controller AA:AA:AA:AA:AA:AA vim1jaro [default]
[bluetooth]# power on
Changing power on succeeded
[bluetooth]# scan on
Discovery started
[CHG] Controller AA:AA:AA:AA:AA:AA Discovering: yes
[NEW] Device E4:7D:BD:A3:D8:7C E4-7D-BD-A3-D8-7C
[NEW] Device 00:18:00:09:B8:3C 00-18-00-09-B8-3C
[CHG] Device 00:18:00:09:B8:3C LegacyPairing: no
[CHG] Device 00:18:00:09:B8:3C Name: BTKB-B83C
[CHG] Device 00:18:00:09:B8:3C Alias: BTKB-B83C
[bluetooth]# scan off
[CHG] Device 00:18:00:09:B8:3C RSSI is nil
[CHG] Device E4:7D:BD:A3:D8:7C RSSI is nil
[CHG] Controller AA:AA:AA:AA:AA:AA Discovering: no
Discovery stopped
[bluetooth]# pair 00:18:00:09:B8:3C
Attempting to pair with 00:18:00:09:B8:3C
[CHG] Device 00:18:00:09:B8:3C Connected: yes
[agent] PIN code: 142326
[CHG] Device 00:18:00:09:B8:3C Modalias: usb:v0DC6p3752d1001
[CHG] Device 00:18:00:09:B8:3C UUIDs: 00001124-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb
[CHG] Device 00:18:00:09:B8:3C UUIDs: 00001200-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb
[CHG] Device 00:18:00:09:B8:3C ServicesResolved: yes
[CHG] Device 00:18:00:09:B8:3C Paired: yes
Pairing successful
[CHG] Device 00:18:00:09:B8:3C ServicesResolved: no
[CHG] Device 00:18:00:09:B8:3C Connected: no
[bluetooth]# trust 00:18:00:09:B8:3C
[CHG] Device 00:18:00:09:B8:3C Trusted: yes
Changing 00:18:00:09:B8:3C trust succeeded
[bluetooth]# connect 00:18:00:09:B8:3C
Attempting to connect to 00:18:00:09:B8:3C
[CHG] Device 00:18:00:09:B8:3C Connected: yes
Connection successful
[CHG] Device 00:18:00:09:B8:3C ServicesResolved: yes
[BTKB-B83C]# exit
[raxy@vim1jaro ~]$ 

my good old keysonic BTKB-B83C kbd+trackpad is now functional !

hope it will reconnect quickly at (re)boot time as well :see_no_evil:

now typing this sentence from my BT kbd+trackpad,
after reboot and autologin, i apparently needed to make a few keystrokes to make the bt connection effective.

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Modify AutoEnable=false to AutoEnable=true in /etc/bluetooth/main.conf and then reboot.

tried your suggestion,
but it did not help at all,
it is in fact the bt kbd that goes too quickly into sleep when it cannot see the board’s bt adapter for a while, and the quickest way to tell it to seach an reconnect is to do a few keystrokes to wake it up.
tks anyway.