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Hello I am a Linux newbie and run Mandrake 10.1 on a split on a dell inspiron 4150 .
Both my PCMCIA cards are recognised by the configuration tool. and I managed to ge my WLAN card working I use a Zoom PCMCIA card for bluetooth. The card powers up and the light turns on and when I check on drake config ,,,, it is saved as ttyS4 under misc and is recognized as a modem. Yet when I try to transfer info on from my phone or another bluetooth devices its not working. Im not sure what to do ..............I would appreciate some guidance . Thank you in advance .
Try running these commands at a terminal, you'll need to su root.
# hciconfig up
# hcitool scan
that should return some info, for me it finds my mobile, tells me it's name and gives me an address to use. If you can ping that address using l2ping (<- lowercase L) then you're good to go Then just head over to openobex.sf.net and install openobex to communicate with your phone and obexftp to have the transfers.
Then Bluez obviously doesn't support your device out of the box, I have a USB adapter which it recognised properly, perhaps have a squiz around the config files or man hciconfig to see how to get it working with PCMCIA cards.
i have a similar problem. I'm running mandrake 10.1 as well, and i have a usb bluetooth dongle. in windows, i use a widcomm driver. in hard drake, it shows up under unknow/others as follows:
Media class: Wireless|Radio Frequency|Bluetooth
Bus PCI #: 1
PCI device #: 4
Vendor ID: 4880
Device ID: 1
manufacturer was no help, and haven't been able to find helpful yet. perhaps you gurus of computer wisdom can help?
Now I think about it, Mandrake probably has the bluez packages available in their repositories. Just search with urpmi or whatever you use to install stuff, it shoulod be in there. And if you use KDE, install kdebluetooth as well, then it will integrate everything into Konqueror for you
Openobex isn't a program, it's a library. openobex-apps will do what you want but it's a bunch of command line programs, not any GUI ones. Try installing GNOME Bluetooth, that should have what you want.
Well, kbtobexclient is a GUI for OpenObex. It works great on Ubuntu and Vector. In a shell try typing "kbluetoothd &" and hit Enter, then type "kbtobexclient &" and hit enter (do not type the ""). It should open a window where you can drag and drop files to transfer to the phone. Please try it and tell us what happens.