Logitech MX1000 bluetooth mouse fails after system update

My good old bluetooth mouse “Logitech MX1000 Laser” stopped working after the last system upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10. I had this already after the last system upgrade and this time I decided to blog about it so it might help others.
The problem is, that the dongle switches to bluetooth mode and somehow the system does not manage to successfully pair it.
This is why it might be best to disable bluetooth for this mouse. Mine is very old, so I wonder if this is better for newer models.
If one gets tired of disabling bluetooth in the applet everytime with the help of a second mouse 😉 just do the following:

1. As root edit the file:

sudo vim /lib/udev/rules.d/62-bluez-hid2hci.rules

2. Find the lines:
# Logitech devices
KERNEL==”hiddev*”, ATTRS{idVendor}==”046d”, ATTRS{idProduct}==”c70[345abce]|c71[34bc]”,
  RUN+=”hid2hci –method=logitech-hid –devpath=%p”

and change them into:
KERNEL==”hidraw*”, ATTRS{idVendor}==”046d”, ATTRS{idProduct}==”c70[345abce]|c71[34bc]”,
  RUN+=”hid2hci –method=logitech-hid –devpath=%p”

After a reboot everything should be fine!

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