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Old 09-30-2011, 08:13 AM   #1
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pairing my motorola phone with the bluez-utils tool


I am having trouble pairing my phone with the bluez-util on linux to my phone. I don't even know how to start off, I know I'm suppose to be at the root@3[~] prompt but my linux box I am always at root@bt# I am wondering how do I get it to be at root@3[~}.


at the root@3[~}# I type "hcitool scan hci0" but it says device not found error message.

the next step is to do at root@3[~]# bluesnarfer -r 1-100 -b then the ip address of my phone but I'm getting an error there like device not found. how do I start off by pairing my phone with linux.

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Old 09-30-2011, 02:04 PM   #2
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If you get a device not found error when running hcitool, then either your Bluetooth hardware isn't supported (which is somewhat unlikely) or else BlueZ is not running or properly configured.

Have you started BlueZ? What version of BlueZ are you working with? Since you mention bluez-utils, should we assume BlueZ 3.x?
 
Old 09-30-2011, 03:23 PM   #3
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Yes but first am I at the right root in linux, root@bt# or should it be root@3[~] I do have the updated version and further the first thing I run is the hcitool cammand which gives an error device not found. On the manual it said I should be at the root@3[~] root, and how do I start off by getting there from the root@bt#.
 
Old 09-30-2011, 03:39 PM   #4
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That has nothing to do with your problem. Different machines have different shell prompts.
 
Old 09-30-2011, 05:01 PM   #5
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how do I start bluez then could you please explain, thank





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Old 09-30-2011, 05:07 PM   #6
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What distribution are you running?
 
Old 09-30-2011, 08:18 PM   #7
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under bluetooth linux menu i selected blue-maho for a change but it is not taking the values I'm putting in for bd_addr.

Can you walk me through the steps from the backtrack menu to bluetooth then select what on the next menu. then we can proceed from there, all my software is up to date it is backtrack 4 ubuntu i686. My e-mail is midnite_exp2000@yahoo.com we can chat some more about this




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GNOME and KDE have their own bluetooth management applications. You might be interested in the Blueman project. It's written in GTK+ and does not require GNOME (although it integrates well with it).
 
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landorone1, please don't ask people to email you. Apart from opening yourself up to lots of spam, it stops people with the same (or similar) problems from benefiting from the help you get.
 
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