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stimpsonjcat 05-11-2005 11:17 AM

bluetooth
 
UPDATE: It works!! I can control xmms with my mobile phone while sitting on the toilet :cool: . Now the only thing I'm looking for is a decent GUI file manager to transfer mp3s and photos from/to the phone and perhaps a tool to synchronise contacts and phone numbers. Any tips?
Thanks
stimpy
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Hello world! :)

I'm quite new to debian and linux but managed to install and configure sarge thanks to the kind help of some users in this forum and already tweaked it a little bit to my likings and it ROCKS!! :D I like it so much because it is MY system and I can use my computer the way I want and not the way some dubious companies would like me to.. (OK enough of that, I'll post a success story later.)

Now I came up with the (silly?) idea of connecting my nokia 6230 phone to the computer. what I'd like to do is transfer files in both directions (preferrably with a GUI) using bluetooth. I also read about the bemused tool to control xmms functions and the like. this would be great too!

using google I found this tutorial which I followed step by step (compiling a new kernel wasn't necessary) and I think it worked but I wasn't happy with only the command line interface. so I apt-get installed the gnome bluetooth system which connected to the phone correctly but then wouldn't let me do anything with it (clicking on "properties" had no effect at all). I also tried wammu and half of it worked but this is not the program I'm looking for anyway because I want to transfer files in the first place.

so I apt-get purge removed all the bluetooth stuff again in the hope that a re-installation of the gnome bluetooth system would work. it didn't - and now it even seems that some kernel modules don't work anymore. if I do
Code:

# hciconfig -a
bash: hciconfig: command not found

I have /etc/src/kernel-headers-2.6.8-2/.config and /etc/src/kernel-headers-2.6.8-2-i386/.config
In the former there seems to be no bluetooth configuration at all and the probably relevant part of the latter looks like this:
Code:

#Bluetooth device drivers
CONFIG_BT_HCIUSB=m
CONFIG_BT_GCIUSB:SCO=y
CONFIG_BT_HCIUART=m
CONFIG_BT_HCIUART_H4=y
CONFIG_BT_HCIUART_BCSP=y
# CONFIG_BT_HCIUART_BCSP_TXCRC is not set
CONFIG_BT_HCIBCM203X=m
CONFIG_BT_HCIBFUSB=m
CONFIG_BT_HCIDTL1=m
CONFIG_BT_HCIBT3C=m
CONFIG_BT_HCIBLUECARD=m
CONFIG_BT_HCIBTUART=m
CONFIG_BT_HCIVHCI=m
CONFIG_NETDEVICES=y
CONFIG_DUMMY=m
CONFIG_BONDING=m
CONFIG_EQUALIZER=m
CONFIG_TUN=m
CONFIG_ETHERAP=m
CONFIG_NET_SB1000=m

sorry for the long post but this way I hope I provided all useful information for a kind-hearted knight in shining armour.
stimpy

by the way, I don't want to use the kde bluetooth framework because my computer is quite old and I like the responsiveness it has with fluxbox now.

brainkilla 05-12-2005 12:30 AM

Hmm... you could use gnome-bluetooth and gnome-phone-manager, but I don think using kde bt would have any special impact on your machine´s performance, since it is only one app, not whole DE with bunch of daemons and stuff...


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