[clug] Bluetooth Mouse Lag

Chris Smart clug at christophersmart.com
Wed Aug 31 05:37:34 UTC 2016

On Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 12:38:33PM +1000, Brett Worth wrote:
>I have a new Dell XPS15 computer and am having problems with my bluetooth mouse.
>The mouse gets very laggy under heavy wifi load.  This is discussed on the 'net for many
>users of this laptop but I can only see a fix for Windows and need the Linux equivalent.

I guess this could be interference or maybe it's just a poor
bluetooth/wifi chip (and or driver) or on a saturated bus.

Have you tried switching your wifi to a 5GHz network? If you can't do
that, can you see if switching your AP to channel 14 helps? There should
be less overlap there. Or maybe use a channel width of 20MHz instead of

That might help to narrow it down.

>So under Windows you have to set "Bluetooth Collaboration" to "off".
>Does anyone know what an equivalent Linux setting would be?

I'm not sure what Windows is doing when it switches collaboration *off* -
sounds like it's disabling channel skipping or something, where wifi can
notify bluetooth of the frequencies it plans to use and bluetooth will
then avoid those - but if that's the case it seems like turning that off
is the opposite of what you'd want.


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