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Old 05-11-2005, 10:17 AM   #1
stimpsonjcat
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bluetooth


UPDATE: It works!! I can control xmms with my mobile phone while sitting on the toilet . 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!! 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.

Last edited by stimpsonjcat; 05-11-2005 at 03:29 PM.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 11:30 PM   #2
brainkilla
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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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