I had the same issue using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and I thought it would be worth posting my solution. This was an issue with the version of bluez that is included (assuming it’s the same for this distro). BLE doesn’t work correctly before bluez 5.42. I had to manually backport 5.43 (the 17.10 version) to get mine to work. Here are instructions for Ubuntu:
May I try to upgrade that component ? What is the easy way ? We are version 4.99 and it seem that more recent version of the bluetooth app would fix my MS problem
lol i was going to say “anything labeled Microsoft is perfectly normal that it doesn’t works”, in fact if works, you should return it to the seller, but then I have seen the link saying “microsoft keyboard paired but not working”… damn
I would recommend to sell it in wallpapop / ebay and buy a good one lol
but don’t listen to me, im a keyboard maniac and I don’t find a good keyboard in the entire world
half-jokes apart, i dont recommend to upgrade the driver, specially in a howto that is not for wheezy (and even worse if is for ubuntu), i would change the keyboard or wait for an update
but, you can do any experiment as you want in Live mode, which is perfectly safe to play with
keys should be vertically-aligned like in an ergodox keyboard, which is the natural movement of the fingers, why we still use distorted keys like in typewriters? humans has fear of the evolution, we should kill the conservative maniacs!