Alright, guys.. Actually it's pretty easy to get that thing running. The point is that the hub has 2 modes: In the first mode it just acts as an "adaptor" for your mouse and keyboard, in the second mode as a bluetooth hub with all its functionality. The advantage of the first mode is that you don't have to care about pairing PINs and all that stuff, the advantage of the second mode of course is the possibility to connect other devices than mouse and keyboard.
- To switch to the hub mode just run hid2hci
. But keep in mind, that this will lead to a disconnection between your mouse and keyboard so you might want to consider plugging in a more conventional keyboard (you know.. with a wire and all that stuff
) for the time being.
- To check whether it really worked check the output of hciconfig
. It should be something like
hci0: Type: USB
BD Address: 00:07:61:0D:EA:BC ACL MTU: 192:8 SCO MTU: 64:8
UP RUNNING PSCAN ISCAN
RX bytes:542215 acl:35751 sco:0 events:1219 errors:0
TX bytes:12218 acl:418 sco:0 commands:308 errors:0
- Let's take a look what our host is capable of. Just run sdptool browse FF:FF:FF:00:00:00
. If the mighty blue tooth considers you and your computer to be dignified enough there should be a lot of output. Assumed that you already have installed kdebluetooth.
- After those checks resulting in "Aaaaahhh"s and "Ooooohh"s let's do some real magic:
- Press the connect buttons of your mouse and keyboard.
- Hurry and run hcitool scan
. Do it within 10 seconds or those devices will destroy themselves!
- As of nowhere 2 magic addresses will appear accompanied by two audacious device names. For instance:
00:07:61:0B:94:95 Logitech Elite Keyboard
00:07:61:17:4E:9B Logitech MX900 Mouse
- If you are already crying because you just can't grasp the luck you have to use such a wonderful technology, hold on! It gets even better.
- Someday everybody wants to settle down and establish a family. For your computer and input devices this is today. For each (of the.. wait a second.. mouse.. keyboard.. for each of the two!) type in: hidd --connect the_address_from_above
- Plug the USB and PS/2 cable of the hub into your computer and be awestruck! It works! Let's praise the mighty blue tooth!
- Start kbluetoothd
and adore the blue icon in your systray
That's it for today. I'll have to try which pairing capabilities kde-bluetooth has, but anyhow adding
hidd --connect 1
hidd --connect 2
to some startup file (i.e. /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit) should suffice.