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flipjarg 07-12-2010 02:14 PM

Bluetooth Dongle and Bluetooth Mouse... Any ideas on this one?
 
I have an Asus USB-BT21 dongle and a Connectland Bluetooth Mouse.

I have not been able to find anything definitive in the past two days about these two items.

From what I understand the dongle should pretty much be plug-n-play. But I cannot get any devices to show up. I have a phone and mouse by me. I imagine one of them would show up in a list of devices that I could pair with.

Does anyone know if these two items work with Debian or Debian based distros? Any info on this would be greatly appreciated. I have done a lot of searching on goolge with no success. Here is some info below:

hidd --search just displays "Searching..." and displays no devices.
hcitool -scan just times out.

bluetooth, bluez-utils, bluez-gnome are all installed to the latest stable version.

lsusb shows that the dongle is there:
Code:

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0a5c:2148 Broadcom Corp.
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0a5c:4503 Broadcom Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0a5c:4502 Broadcom Corp. Keyboard (Boot Interface Subclass)
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth)
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

This is my /etc/default/bluetooth (all default except for hid is enabled now):
Code:

# Defaults for bluez-utils

# This file supersedes /etc/default/bluez-pan.  If
# that exists on your system, you should use this
# file instead and remove the old one.  Until you
# do so, the contents of this file will be ignored.

# start bluetooth on boot?
# compatibility note: If this variable is not found bluetooth will
# start
BLUETOOTH_ENABLED=1

# This setting will switch HID devices (e.g mouse/keyboad) to HCI mode, that is
# you will have bluetooth functionality from your dongle instead of only HID.
# Note that not every bluetooth dongle is capable of switching back to HID
# mode, see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=355497
HID2HCI_ENABLED=1

############ HIDD
#
# HID daemon
HIDD_ENABLED=1
HIDD_OPTIONS="--master --server"
# to make hidd always use a particular interface, use something
# like this, substituting the bdaddr of the interface:
# HIDD_OPTIONS="-i AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF --server"
#
# remove '--master' if you're having trouble working with Ericsson
# T630 phones with hidd operational at the same time.

############ DUND
#
# Run dund -- this allows ppp logins. 1 for enabled, 0 for disabled.
DUND_ENABLED=0

# Arguments to dund: defaults to acting as a server
DUND_OPTIONS="--listen --persist"

# Run dund --help to see the full array of options.
# Here are some examples:
#
# Connect to any nearby host offering access
# DUND_OPTIONS="--search"
#
# Connect to host 00:11:22:33:44:55
# DUND_OPTIONS="--connect 00:11:22:33:44:55"
#
# Listen on channel 3
# DUND_OPTIONS="--listen --channel 3"

# Special consideration is needed for certain devices. Microsoft
# users see the --msdun option.  Ericsson P800 users will need to
# listen on channel 3 and also run 'sdptool add --channel=3 SP'

############ PAND
#
# Run pand -- ethernet: creates new network interfaces bnep<N>
# that can be configured in /etc/network/interfaces
# set to 1 for enabled, 0 for disabled
PAND_ENABLED=0

# Arguments to pand
# Read the PAN howto for ways to set this up
# http://bluez.sourceforge.net/contrib/HOWTO-PAN
# in later versions of pand it used to execute /etc/bluetooth/pan/dev-up
# automatically, now you will need to use the --devup/--devdown options. See
# the pand manpage for more informations
PAND_OPTIONS=""

# example pand lines
#
# Act as the controller of an ad-hoc network
# PAND_OPTIONS="--listen --role GN"
#
# Act as a network access point: routes to other networks
# PAND_OPTIONS="--listen --role NAP"
#
# Act as a client of an ad-hoc controller with number 00:11:22:33:44:55
# PAND_OPTIONS="--role PANU --connect 00:11:22:33:44:55"
#
# Connect to any nearby network controller (access point or ad-hoc)
# PAND_OPTIONS="--role PANU --search"

############ SDPTOOL
# this variable controls the options passed to sdptool on boot, useful if you
# need to setup sdpd on boot.
# options are ;-separated, i.e. for every ; an sdptool instance will be
# launched
#
# examples:
# SDPTOOL_OPTIONS="add --channel=3 SP" # ericsson P800 serial profile
# SDPTOOL_OPTIONS="add --channel=8 OPUSH ; add --channel=9 FTRN" # motorola
#                                            # object push and file transfer
SDPTOOL_OPTIONS=""


jayfree 07-14-2010 07:04 AM

Without trying to sound like a smarta##, did you make either the mouse or phone "discoverable", also I find the Gnome and KDE gui tools work extremely well in setting up bluetooth devices.


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