Blue tooth in Yellow Dog
For a week or so, I got the opportunity to get an Ibook G3 (new) for a very decent price.
The reason I bought it is that it is light and small and just the size to take with me on a flight or so. I don't need much computer support on my way, but having the possibility to email or fax and making some notes is all I need.
The ibook 2x usb(1.1) - firewire - dvd/cdwr - lan and modem is just ideal for such a job.
There is only one minor problem, I want to use it with my portable phone (nokia 6310i). I have a cable for serial but the iBook doesn't have that. This Nokia does not have a USB cable but it has Blue tooth.
First I tried to get the ppc version of mandrake. unfortunately it does not recognize the display very well even in text mode it switches to some kind of graphics mode that is unreadable. Than I tried Debian. It installed but without X so I have only the console, good for the real freaks, but not enough for me. At the moment when I thought to sell the book, I found Yellow Dog (Red Hat). I downloaded 3 cd's , burnt them and without a problem, it recognized the hardware and installed. Unfortunately Blue Tooth is not supported or not enabled. Since this would be the best thing to use the phone, I have the next questions.
There is support for blue tooth, but it is not enabled for the g3.
It looks like I have to recompile the kernel is that right ?
As far as I have seen there are 2 possible ways to go ; Axis drivers or BlueZ.
Does anyone here have experience with this kind of operations ?
The usb/Bluetooth adapter I want to use is a Belkin F8t003
Please give me some hints.