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Old 02-22-2011, 11:43 AM   #16
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Hmmm ok. What all did you configure yourself then? You definitely messed with something that caused this problem... I'm really curious now as to why it would do that.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 12:00 PM   #17
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Here's the latest of my kernel configuration files (assuming I've correctly attached it). You're right, I've evidently messed with something which is causing the problem. Durned if I can determine what I've done wrong, though.

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Old 02-23-2011, 04:28 AM   #18
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:40 AM   #19
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It appears this thread has died, but I'll post one more bit of information before giving up on it. As a test to be sure I haven't "messed with something", I created a fresh 2.6.37 kernel source tree, then ran "make xconfig" and saved without configuring any parameters whatsoever. After removing everything in "/lib/modules/2.6.37" and all files related to that revision of the kernel in "/boot", I ran through the usual make/make install/etc. routine to build what I would consider to be a pristine kernel. Booting that kernel, everything works just as before -- or perhaps more accurately, everything doesn't work exactly as before.

I'm coming to the conclusion that there's more to this than a misconfigured kernel. My next avenue of investigation will involve changes to the BlueZ package which may affect the way things work between 2.6.32 and today. I'd be curious to know of anyone who has a working Bluetooth mouse with a 2.6.35 or later kernel.

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Old 02-24-2011, 12:03 PM   #20
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Hey, since you brought up Bluez, can't you just download the latest version and install it manually?

And sorry for a later than before reply, I got really sick man. I'm so out of it.... But anyway, I'll try to still help for the time being. Bare with me dude LOL
 
Old 02-24-2011, 12:27 PM   #21
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I downloaded and installed bluez-4.88 last weekend, but it also had no effect. To minimize the number of variables, I reverted back to bluez-4.66 which is current in squeeze.

No criticism intended with my comment about the fate of the thread. Sometimes you just reach a point where you can go no farther, and I'm beginning to think this may be one of those situations.

Get well. That's the first priority.

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Old 02-24-2011, 12:45 PM   #22
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I'm trying... It's hard when both of your lungs are infected :/

But ok, here is what i'm thinking - physically look through that list that you posted and go against the kernel you built. Try not to touch anything bluetooth related and see what the outcome is. I know with compat-wireless, which is what I use, it comes with modules for bluetooth. If anything, load up your custom kernel and install the latest version of compat-wireless, and see if it contains the modules needed. I now vaguely remember doing this sometime in the past.
 
Old 02-24-2011, 01:08 PM   #23
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I've posted a lot of lists, so let me be sure I understand which you're referencing. Do you mean the kernel configuration file? I use "make xconfig" to manage that file, as it makes it a bit easier to see interrelationships and provides some supplemental information in most cases. I can deselect Bluetooth support entirely. Is that what you're suggesting, or am I misunderstanding.

I'll also take a look to see if I have wireless-compat installed. I know I have bluez-compat, but I don't know about the other package.

As before, I won't be able to get to this again until later today. I'll post an update, but if you could address my questions above it will improve the chances that I'm doing the right thing when I get to the other machine.

Thanks,

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Old 02-24-2011, 01:46 PM   #24
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Pretty much. Deselect bluetooth entirely, compile, then install compat-wireless or bluez-compat. I would rather you install compat-wireless for now and see if you can get it up and running, it would be more cleaner than to install both bluez-compat and compat-wireless.
 
Old 02-25-2011, 07:58 AM   #25
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After some searching, I found the compat-wireless source package for 2.6.37. It looks like it compiled successfully, but by the time the build completed last night it was too late to do anything with it. I'll try to install the object files sometime later today and see what happens. Before doing so, I'll remove the Debian bluez-compat package.

More later.

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Old 02-25-2011, 08:00 AM   #26
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Cool, good to hear you are doing good so far.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 10:13 PM   #27
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Well, after completely removing all vestiges of the 2.6.37 kernel, re-installing the source base, deselecting Bluetooth in the configuration file[1], building and installing the kernel, booting it to ensure that no Bluetooth services were available, then installing the source base for compat-wireless, and finally, building and installing the Bluetooth modules, I get exactly the same results. The mouse is found, it pairs every time with the computer, but inputs from the mouse are completely ignored.

Somewhere in the process of chasing this issue, Debian released an update with a newer revision of the 2.6.32 kernel. The two known problems I had with the base Debian kernel were lack of support for the wired ethernet port on my machine, and inability to change the LCD backlight setting. Both of these have been been rectified with the current Debian kernel. Since the mouse works just fine when that kernel is booted, I've decided to call it good and move on. While I'd be very interested to understand why mouse inputs don't work with my own kernel, the primary goal was to have a working mouse. If there were a thread tag for "Never did figure it out", I'd apply it to this one. I can't call the underlying problem resolved (i.e., I still don't have a "bluetooth" process running, which was the question I asked in the initial post), but for me, the problem has gone away.

Thanks for the help. As new kernels are released, I'll probably download the source files once in a while just to see what happens. If, perchance, the mouse works with some future release of the kernel, I'll be sure to pass the work along.

-- MC --

1. The only switch I can find in the configuration file which appears to have anything to do with base Bluetooth services, as opposed to e.g. HID support, is CONFIG_BT. I've manually confirmed that this is not set.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 10:33 PM   #28
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Wow, sorry to hear that man. Honestly, I would be more of assistance if I would download those kernels and run everything up, but I don't have enough resources and such to test it out. All of my equipment is currently being used.... Definitely keep this thread open and bump it every so often, and hopefully someone else has better information for you.

Good luck with everything man,

Josh
 
  


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