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Old 01-10-2006, 01:57 PM   #1
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Unhappy USB dongle Bluetooth problem


Hi all
I have a new Bluetooth USB dongle
I want to use it to connect to my phone
I connect it to USB and type usbview I see it (hci_usb ) in red color
does that mean it need a driver ?
when i type hcitool dev (display local device )
it answers back with the 12 digits code of the dongle
but when i type hcitoolscan to discover my phone it scans and discovers nothing and time out
any suggestions ? blueZ are opobex tool are installed
 
Old 01-11-2006, 07:26 AM   #2
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How long does it take to scan? Is Bluetooth on the phone enabled correctly? Can the phone find the computer? if you have hcidump installed, try running that while scanning for devices and see if it reports any errors while searching or just Inquiry Complete
 
Old 01-13-2006, 02:53 PM   #3
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I tried it in knoppix 4 with Kernel 2.6.12 it works fine
but on my redhat 9 kernel 2.4.20-8 it takes around 30 sec of scanning with no success and the device is beside my pc it is a kernel related problem I am trying to look for patch
 
Old 01-13-2006, 06:34 PM   #4
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Bluetooth support in the 2.4 kernels wasn't real awesome. If possible, I'd suggest upgrading to a 2.6.x kernel. Maybe even update the distrobution on that machine, Redhat 9 is pretty ancient.
 
Old 01-14-2006, 06:20 PM   #5
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One thing I didn do
is applying the patch at the Bluez website
I di apply their kernel patch today
Then I tried to type make menuconfig or make installI get that message::make: *** No rule to make target `menuconfig'. Stop.
 
  


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