Mac Pro and 3rd party bluetooth

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bax2003, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. bax2003 macrumors 6502a

    bax2003

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    Everybody knows about the problem with bluetooth on Mac Pro and Magic Mouse lagging. Most practical solution is USB bluetooth dongle and problem solved.

    So I did that, bought USB dongle (Intex IT-BT06M) and Magic Mouse and ALU wireless keyboard are working great, except one thing, EFI boot menu. Keyboard is active when you get to login screen, and that is obviously too late :D

    Does anybody have experience with this combo ?
     
  2. Miki Tmiki macrumors newbie

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    Bluetooth Intex

    My Mac PRO don't see Intex IT-BT06M.
    Actually this adapter is for Windows.
    Do you have some MAC driver?

    I have Maverick OS



    QUOTE=bax2003;15895400]Everybody knows about the problem with bluetooth on Mac Pro and Magic Mouse lagging. Most practical solution is USB bluetooth dongle and problem solved.

    So I did that, bought USB dongle (Intex IT-BT06M) and Magic Mouse and ALU wireless keyboard are working great, except one thing, EFI boot menu. Keyboard is active when you get to login screen, and that is obviously too late :D

    Does anybody have experience with this combo ?[/QUOTE]
     
  3. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

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    I have a cheapo Cambridge silicon bluetooth usb plugged in my 3,1 which is the same chipset as the original. I get two BT listings in system profiler. Had to do it because for some reason the onboard bluetooth isn't detectable in bootcamp whatsoever!
     
  4. ActionableMango macrumors 604

    ActionableMango

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    I've read many times that a third party bluetooth isn't active until drivers load (so not boot time keyboard).

    If you can find a USB dongle that uses the same BT chip as the onboard BT, it would theoretically have support at boot time.
     
  5. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

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    Can't help there - desktop towers and wireless keyboards in my brain do not compute. So does the magic mouse on the MP, I much prefer the Logi MX as I find selecting files can produce haywire with the accidental tiny mis-flick in both OSX and Windows.

    Mouse problems with the MP you can always mess with the cables. I've used wifi antenna cables out of broken laptops if all else fails :D
     

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