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Old 01-27-2005, 04:50 PM   #1
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Bluetooth


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 .
 
Old 01-27-2005, 05:45 PM   #2
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Try running these commands at a terminal, you'll need to su root.
Code:
# 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.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 02:38 PM   #3
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Hello there again,
hciconfig -- says there are no such devices
hcitools scan -- say there are no devices
hcitools dev -- nothing happens

Now what should I try to do ? Thanks in advance
 
Old 01-29-2005, 06:04 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 06-04-2005, 02:07 AM   #5
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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:
Identification
Vendor: ‎SiW
Description: ‎SiW
Media class: ‎Wireless|Radio Frequency|Bluetooth
Connection
Bus: ‎USB
Bus PCI #: ‎1
PCI device #: ‎4
Vendor ID: ‎4880
Device ID: ‎1
Misc
Module: ‎hci_usb

manufacturer was no help, and haven't been able to find helpful yet. perhaps you gurus of computer wisdom can help?
 
Old 06-04-2005, 03:11 AM   #6
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You don't need specific drivers, as long as the bluez kernel modules recognise it as a Bluetooth device you shouldn't have any problems. What happends when you run 'hciconfig up'?
 
Old 06-04-2005, 05:35 PM   #7
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ok, i'm probably clueless, but when i try to run hciconfig as root, it just says "bash: hciconfig: command not found"
 
Old 06-05-2005, 08:01 PM   #8
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Well then you need to install bluez-libs and bluez-utils. www.bluez.org
 
Old 06-05-2005, 08:07 PM   #9
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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
 
Old 05-25-2006, 03:49 AM   #10
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Thaks to miline.multiply.com/journal
I did

yum -y install gnome-bluetooth
yum -y install gnome-bluetooth-devel
yum -y install bluez-hcidump
yum -y install bluez-libs-devel

And now I got this:
$ hcitool scan

Scanning ...
00:13:70:19:A0:49 Nokia 3230

$ hcitool dev

hci0 00:10:601:4F:20

So far is OK!.

in SELinux I do "disable SELinux protection for bluetooth device"

then restart bluetooth
/sbin/service bluetooth restart

Stopping Bluetooth services: [ OK ]
Starting Bluetooth services: [ OK ]

NOW WHAT??????????
I GO TO THE FIREFOX, RIGHT CLICK AND THERE SHOULD BE SEND WITH BLUETOOTH, BUT I DON'T HAVE IT.

thanks to everyone. jou!
 
Old 05-25-2006, 06:22 AM   #11
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Quote:
I GO TO THE FIREFOX, RIGHT CLICK AND THERE SHOULD BE SEND WITH BLUETOOTH, BUT I DON'T HAVE IT.
Wtf? No there shouldn't. Link me to whatever it is you're trying.
 
Old 05-25-2006, 06:52 AM   #12
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You are running KDE, right? Look in the menu under Internet. There might be the items kbluetoothd and kbtobexclient. Try clicking those, or try the names in a shell, followed by a "&", like this:

kbluetoothd &
kbtobexclient &

The Obex Client should open and let you transfer files to your phone. Let us know if this works.

Good luck.

C
 
Old 05-25-2006, 08:33 AM   #13
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I'm new in Linux and I use FC5 x86_64 amd.
And I try to transfer files from my pc to nokia mobile.
I just don't understand how all that works. I'm running Gnome.

Under Internet Menu I have:
Akregator
Contacts
Email
Firefox Web Browser
Internet Mesenger
VOIP
KNews
Koppete
Kphone
KPPP
Krdc

and there is no OBEX,
but
I have installed:

rpm -qa |grep obex
openobex-devel-1.1-1
openobex-1.1-1
openobex-apps-1.0.0-10

Last edited by marisdembovskis; 05-25-2006 at 08:38 AM.
 
Old 05-25-2006, 05:19 PM   #14
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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.
 
Old 05-25-2006, 08:21 PM   #15
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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.

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