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Old 10-19-2005, 11:19 AM   #1
ilm0nty
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bluetooth dongle advice


hi
i'm going to purchase an usb dongle for my laptop, since i want to program and transfer java applications to my cell phone (sony k700i)
i'd like to be given an advice on what dongle i should buy,
i mean, are they more or less the same or should I buy some specific brand?
can some of you who actually uses usb bluetooth adapters report the model he uses?
thanks in advance
Nicola

btw running fedora4 with custom kernel 2.6.13.4 on a hp centrino laptop
 
Old 10-20-2005, 08:56 AM   #2
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I managed to get a Billionton USB Bluetooth adapter I bought off eBay to work under linux. I can't remember the exact model though, but I'm pretty sure this is it: Link.

For software, you should look at BlueZ. They have kernel modules and various handy utilities you can use.
 
Old 01-17-2006, 11:44 AM   #3
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Some hardware appears to be universally compatible with linux, usb memory sticks for example. Can the same be said for USB Bluetooth adapters?
 
  


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