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Old 05-14-2009, 02:49 AM   #1
gael33
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Question Ubuntu 8.04; Bluetooth not capturing devices


I've been trying without success to get my bluetooth (Belkin USB plus EDR Adapter, 100m range v2.1) to work. In WindowsXP it's a partial success ... however, in Ubuntu (8.04) and with all the necessary Bluez files downloaded it's a total failure.
The bt icon shows on the desktop, and when booting a message tells me that it is ready to accept incoming files ... but it won't capture any other bt devices within its claimed range.
I've searched through the forums to find the answer to the problem, but no answer exists. Bluetooth has been on the market for several years now, surely, someone has looked into this? By the number of people writing in about bt problems I would have thought that bt connectivity would have become an issue requiring a solution ... but it appears it's totally overlooked.
I love my Ubuntu OS but it does have it's failings and it's at times like this when purely out of necessity I am forced to return to Microsoft to perform bt functions ... a sad day indeed

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Old 05-15-2009, 01:28 PM   #2
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gael33:

There is most recent release of blueZ, try download and install this:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/blue...ez-4.39.tar.gz

Also the most recent obex daemon:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/blue...xd-0.12.tar.gz

If you have installing problem checkback.

Be sure to add your user name to proper groups to avoid inhibitions in dbus.

I faced the same problem before but now its working well.

BTW, if you want meantime to use your windows based driver/software for that bluetooth you might like install it through "wine". Wine is easy install through Synaptic.

Hope this helps. Goodluck.
 
Old 05-15-2009, 05:23 PM   #3
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gael33:

There is most recent release of blueZ, try download and install this:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/blue...ez-4.39.tar.gz

Also the most recent obex daemon:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/blue...xd-0.12.tar.gz

If you have installing problem checkback.

Be sure to add your user name to proper groups to avoid inhibitions in dbus.

I faced the same problem before but now its working well.

BTW, if you want meantime to use your windows based driver/software for that bluetooth you might like install it through "wine". Wine is easy install through Synaptic.

Hope this helps. Goodluck.
Hi, I tried to install the Belkin cd through "Wine" but it wouldn't load.
Maybe I should install the Bluez and Obexd packages?
I have tried to install them through "Terminal" without any success.
(tar xzfv bluez-4.39.tar.gz) that was the command I was given but it doesn't work ... could you please send me the command that will install the packages I have downloaded.
1. bluez-4.39.tar.gz
2. obexd-0.12.tar.gz

Thanks, gael.
 
  


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