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Old 02-11-2007, 06:06 PM   #1
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Bluetooth, detects phone won't connect


Ok so I followed the bluetooth slackware howto, it shows the phone as in detects it, however I can't get the phone to pair with it. I'm not sure what to do about it as it won't connect with any phones that have bluetooth that I've tested (Samsung, LG, Motorola and Nokia) so I'm at a dead halt now. Is there any other files that have to be edited that are'nt in the howto that I've missed finding out about elsewhere, as kdebluetooth detects it and gets through the bluetooth setup but still won't connect.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 10:56 AM   #2
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Do you use a PIN to pair with your phone? And what pinhelper do you use?

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Old 02-12-2007, 08:52 PM   #3
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I'm using kdebluepin, and using the default pin that the phone is setup with, when the phone asks for the pin I put in the one that I entered into the config files and then the phone returns that it is an invalid pin.
 
Old 02-13-2007, 02:59 AM   #4
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I have a file "pin" in /etc/bluetooth, containing my PIN, nothing else, only one line with "123456" (here a fictive PIN).

Then I have a special script to give the PIN to the mobile phone (I do not use the script out of KDE), I called it /usr/local/sbin/pin and it contains these lines:

Code:
#!/bin/bash
PIN=`cat /etc/bluetooth/pin`
echo "PIN:$PIN"
I made it executable with "chmod +x /usr/local/sbin/pin".

Then I changed the file /etc/bluetooth/hcid.conf in this way:

Code:
 # Default PIN code for incoming connections
#pin_helper /opt/kde/lib/kdebluetooth/kbluepin;
pin_helper /usr/local/sbin/pin;
With these modifications I have no problems with three mobile phones, kbluepin not always worked for me ...

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Old 02-14-2007, 07:37 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the help so far I've tried out your suggestions and still get invalid pin.. not to sure what's going on however.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 09:58 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by millionknives
Thanks for all the help so far I've tried out your suggestions and still get invalid pin.. not to sure what's going on however.
I do NOT take the PIN of the mobile phone for the file /etc/bluetooth/pin, but another one and this works for me.

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