LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-12-2010, 03:14 PM   #1
flipjarg
Member
 
Registered: May 2010
Distribution: Debian & Backtrack
Posts: 58

Rep: Reputation: 2
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=""

Last edited by flipjarg; 07-12-2010 at 03:20 PM.
 
Old 07-14-2010, 08:04 AM   #2
jayfree
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2009
Location: NJ
Distribution: fedora 20 and rawhide
Posts: 47

Rep: Reputation: 8
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.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bluetooth Dongle Install blueAlien Slackware 19 08-27-2006 10:19 PM
Bluetooth Dongle not recognized. Bigiron.45 Linux - Hardware 0 05-10-2006 01:04 AM
which bluetooth dongle linmith Linux - Networking 1 07-01-2005 05:09 PM
usb bluetooth dongle zbrox Linux - Hardware 1 04-28-2005 04:09 AM
bluetooth dongle keiwu Linux - Hardware 0 02-13-2005 02:50 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:56 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration