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Old 12-21-2007, 04:49 PM   #1
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Setup Bluetooth printer in Fedora 7


How does one go about setting up a bluetooth printer in Fedora 7
Google talks about bluetooth your phone and bluetooth printer in Debian
but I can't find anything about Fedora 7 .I have two Linksys Bluetooth USB Adapters USBBT100 plugged into a Fedora 7 x86_64 box and one plugged into a Epson USB printer.
Where do I go from here?
 
Old 12-21-2007, 06:52 PM   #2
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You need to install bluez-utils-cups rpm. Then you can configure the printer under cups. I have a HP with one bluetooth on it and works. It does print slower and sending the data to the printer is slower because of this.

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Old 12-21-2007, 07:36 PM   #3
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The bluez-utils-cups rpm is installed and I have setup printer in system-config-printer as "other" and MAC # of blutooth adapter on printer.
I upgraded to Fedora 8

/sbin/lsmod, gives me the following modules loading,

bluetooth
l2cap
rfcomm
hci_usb

There's got to be something i'm missing or not doing.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 12-21-2007, 08:18 PM   #4
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So you have bluetooth up and working from the looks.
Did you use cups interface to configure?
This is the configuration I did
Create new printer and name it like any other printer.
Select AppSocket/HP Jetdirect
Then for Device URI use the mac address of the printer adapter. Example:
bluetooth://000A3A58FD29/spp
Then select the printer from the list and finish as normal.

Brian
 
Old 12-22-2007, 10:48 AM   #5
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I have a usb adapter problem connecting to printer, I'll have to correct that. I have to get a 'B' male-to-'A'female gender adapter to plug bluetooth adapter into printer.
I ran "hcitool scan" and it doesn't see my bluetooth adapter plugged into my laptop , "bluetooth" is running.
 
Old 12-22-2007, 12:07 PM   #6
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Running hcitool command below it can't find any devices

# hcitool scan
Scanning ...

But if I run hciconfig, I get the below output, which is right.

# /usr/sbin/hciconfig
hci0: Type: USB
BD Address: 00:0C:41:E1:E4:AA ACL MTU: 192:8 SCO MTU: 64:8
UP RUNNING PSCAN ISCAN
RX bytes:674 acl:0 sco:0 events:20 errors:0
TX bytes:332 acl:0 sco:0 commands:20 errors:0


Why can't "hcitool scan" find the bluetooth device ?
 
Old 12-24-2007, 02:23 PM   #7
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For me I get this from this command from printer USB dongle. Took about 5 to 10 seconds.
Code:
[crusher68@lcomp68 ~]$ hcitool scan
Scanning ...
        00:0A:3A:58:FD:29       Photosmart 3300 series
Now this one about the USB Dongle in notebook.
Code:
[crusher68@lcomp68 ~]$ hciconfig
hci0:   Type: USB
        BD Address: 00:03:C9:BD:26:A2 ACL MTU: 1017:8 SCO MTU: 64:8
        UP RUNNING PSCAN
        RX bytes:781 acl:0 sco:0 events:44 errors:0
        TX bytes:341 acl:0 sco:0 commands:22 errors:0
Are you actually connecting a USB dongle to the USB cable of the printer which is normally plugged into the computer? If so not sure if you can do this. I would have to look up USB interface pin layout to see if this would work or maybe some pins would have to be reversed. I don't think that is needed. Now in the past I have thought about this and never tried is connecting a USB wireless nic to a printer and using arp to define an IP to mac translation. Then one can printer to an IP created that is not physhical connected to the printer. Only the Linux machine knows it and can map to the low level mac address using arp. Just a theory but never tried.

Brian
 
Old 12-24-2007, 06:12 PM   #8
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Are you suggesting that you would have to have something like a "Crossover Cable" instead of a straight usb cable, I wouldn't think so but there's a possibility your right.
I have a Bluetooth dongle connected to a usb printer through a "female A-male B" gender adapter.
And if I run "hcitool scan" from laptop I can't detect bluetooth on printer or a bluetooth
dongle I have connected to a PC.

But what's wierd is I'am detecting a bluetooth phone, I have a Nokiea cell phone that i have LOST somewhere here in the house and I know that it is turned-off, so can bluetooth be detected from a phone that is turned off ?

I ran "hciconfig" from my Laptop and PC and as you can see they are reconized.

LAPTOP:
/usr/sbin/hciconfig
hci0: Type: USB
BD Address: 00:0C:41:E1:E4:AA ACL MTU: 192:8 SCO MTU: 64:8
UP RUNNING PSCAN
RX bytes:964 acl:0 sco:0 events:27 errors:0
TX bytes:603 acl:0 sco:0 commands:25 errors:0

PC:

# /usr/sbin/hciconfig
hci0: Type: USB
BD Address: 00:0C:41:E2:46:6E ACL MTU: 192:8 SCO MTU: 64:8
UP RUNNING PSCAN
RX bytes:1032 acl:0 sco:0 events:40 errors:0
TX bytes:409 acl:0 sco:0 commands:29 errors:0
 
Old 12-25-2007, 08:28 AM   #9
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I found a site that explains Bluetooth fairly clear. click below.
They are saying that you must have a Master in the network, that being your PC, I wonder how the PC is setup to be master. This is all totally new to me.

http://www.wirelessdevnet.com/channe...bluetooth.html
 
Old 12-25-2007, 10:01 AM   #10
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What printer model are you connecting this too.

Brian
 
Old 01-04-2008, 03:57 PM   #11
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Brian1 , Checkout my latest post "Blutooth Printer Success Howto" 1/4/08 .
 
  


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