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Old 03-17-2010, 04:50 PM   #1
lugoteehalt
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Bluetooth: phone recognized, but nothing gets done?


How do I get basic bluetooth stuff working? Put in USB dongle and it was automatically recognised:
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ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
The hcitool scan command works to give the name of the phone and its address thing:
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hcitool scan
But although when I operate the mobile, cell phone to "Browse files" in the bluetooth menu the computer puts up a bubble saying 'connected' the phone say: 'Connecting fail'.

Got no idea at all about bluetooth or about mobile phones. Any help at all appreciated.
 
Old 03-17-2010, 04:53 PM   #2
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typically in secure bluetooth connections you are displayed a six-digit PIN on the master bluetooth unit (computer) to put into the slave (cellphone, usually). Are you being shown a PIN and putting it into the other unit?
 
Old 03-17-2010, 05:40 PM   #3
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typically in secure bluetooth connections you are displayed a six-digit PIN on the master bluetooth unit (computer) to put into the slave (cellphone, usually). Are you being shown a PIN and putting it into the other unit?
I'd put in a 4 digit pin.

So I deleted the fido-0 name of the computer, with the phone. Then, using the phone: bluetooth > search; it found fido-0 and asked for a pin; put in a 6 digit pin and dialog box came up on the computer asking for pin; put in the same 6-digit pin and the phone now has fido-0 in its bluetooth menu.

When I try "Browse files" in the phone's bluetooth menu a bubble comes up on the computer saying 'connected' and giving the phone's correct name; but phone say: connecting failed, try again?

If I click the icon in the KDE 'tray' I get "protocol not supported" box, OK-ing this gives konqueror but it won't do anything with the mobile phone.

It's a Samsung E2100B phone.

EDIT: Hang on. Did you mean the computer should suggest a pin which I then put in the phone? No the phone was always used to instigate everything.

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lugo@fido:~$ hciconfig
hci0: Type: USB
BD Address: 00:1F:82:00:05:84 ACL MTU: 339:6 SCO MTU: 180:1
UP RUNNING PSCAN ISCAN
RX bytes:57176 acl:219 sco:0 events:740 errors:0
TX bytes:6923 acl:251 sco:0 commands:326 errors:0

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