I purchased a Logitech V470 Bluetooth mouse for use with a laptop with an internal Bluetooth radio. Setting up Bluetooth input devices in Ubuntu 8.04 is easy (there’s no command line or config files), but not entirely straightforward.
Where I got confused initially was using the Browse Device option to pair the mouse. This seems to be meant for file transfers only and causes the mouse to disconnect and reconnect rapidly. Here’s the correct way to set this up: