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Old 01-28-2008, 06:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy How can I check bluetooth is working?


I've installed Slackware 12 for the first time and chose to install bluez during the install.

Using 'lsusb' I can see my USB bluetooth adaptor, but with 'hcitool dev' I don't see it.

Can anyone suggest what I might do to work through this issue? I can't understamd why it can't be seen by bluez?

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Old 01-28-2008, 07:45 PM   #2
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hciconfig

try running "hciconfig hci0 up" to initialize the device
 
Old 01-29-2008, 12:31 AM   #3
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I took the easy way and just installed kdebluetooth. SlackBuild available on SlackBuilds.org. Then just go to konquorer and type "bluetooth:/" in the address bar and you should see your device.
 
Old 01-29-2008, 01:31 AM   #4
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Thanks, 'hciconfig hci0 up' did the trick.

Think I've been spoilt in the past with distros that brought it up automatically.

Is this manual behavior default in Slackware?
 
Old 01-29-2008, 09:08 AM   #5
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Did you make /etc/rc.d/rc.bluetooth executable with "chmod +x"?

You might also want to check that your /etc/bluetooth/hcid.conf file has "autoinit yes;" set, that is the default so it should be set properly.

The adapter should automatically be brought up if everything is setup properly.
 
Old 01-29-2008, 02:36 PM   #6
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What are you using your bluetooth adapter for? I'm curious, because I have one I'd like to use to send stuff back and forth from my phone, but it's not easy. Are you using it for your phone? And, cool; I didn't know about that new slack package site.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-29-2008, 02:49 PM   #7
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What are you using your bluetooth adapter for? I'm curious, because I have one I'd like to use to send stuff back and forth from my phone, but it's not easy. Are you using it for your phone? And, cool; I didn't know about that new slack package site.

Thanks.
If you haven't found it already, check out BitPim for connecting to your phone. I use it to connect to my LG VX8500 and update calendars and contacts over bluetooth and it works well.
 
Old 01-29-2008, 03:21 PM   #8
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Thanks, I am looking at it now. It looks so unbelievably good. Doesn't seem like it supports any Nokia phones, though.
 
Old 01-30-2008, 06:35 AM   #9
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If your phone supports Obex file transfers, then it is very easy to send and receive files. You can connect to it with obexftp in a very similar manner to normal FTP communications (albeit slowly).
 
  


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