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Old 11-24-2004, 06:45 AM   #1
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bluetooth dongle (hciconfig reports DOWN)


im new to linux and Im trying to set up my USB bluetooth dongle to connect to my mobile phone, but hciconfig reports the device as DOWN instead of UP RUNNING.

Ive tried 'hciconfig up' but it makes no difference. 'hcitool scan' reports "Device is not available".

Im using Mandrake Comunity 10.1, my kernel version is

After inserting the USB device, 'dmesg' reports:

ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.0:wakeup
use 1-1: new full speed USB device sing address2
Bluetooth: Core ver 2.6
NET: Registered protocol familly 31
Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
Bluetooth: HCI socket layer
Bluetooth: HCI USB driver ver 2.7
usbcore: registered new driver hci_usb

hciconfig reports:

hci0: Type: USB
BD Address: 00:00:00:00:00:00 ACL MTU: 0:0 SCO MTU: 0:0
RX bytes:0 acl:0 sco:0 events:0 errors:0
TX bytes:0 acl:0 sco:0 commands:0 errors:0

Ive installed bluez-libs and bluez-uitls.

what should I do?

Old 02-25-2005, 02:11 AM   #2
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man, I have THE EXACT same problem. Please let me know if you've fixed it.
Old 02-25-2005, 04:25 AM   #3
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I think I eventually got it to say UP RUNNING but I ran in to other problems later, i cant remember what i did.

I have abandonned that project so it no longer maters to me, but good luck, keep trying newsgroups and google searches, and trial and error!


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