(crossposting from the Raspbmc forums)
I've recently bought a Raspberry Pi and have installed Raspbmc on it. Both are really great, but I do have some problems with it. The problem that I'd like to deal with first is connecting my bluetooth keyboard to my RPi. This seems to be a linux issue rather than a raspbmc issue so I thought to ask it on this forum too. I also need to mention that I'm fairly new to Linux, so I'd appreciate if you talk slow and don't use big words
I have a bluetooth dongle connected to my RPi and a bluetooth keyboard that I want to connect to it. I followed the steps in this useful guide
to get things running. When I run lsusb
I get te following result:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 04d9:1818 Holtek Semiconductor, Inc.
Then I put my keyboard in discoverable mode and run hcitool scan
. The result is an empty list:
root@raspbmc:/home/pi# hcitool scan
Whatever I do the list remains empty and it just doesn't show my keyboard. I've rebooted the RPi multiple times, but that didn't help. The dongle seems to be working ok, the keyboard too, but it's not being displayed. I've tried the same dongle and keyboard under Windows 7 and I didn't encounter any problem; it will show up and connect just fine. I've tried to find an answer through google, but I couldn't find anything that helped me.
When I run hciconfig -a
I get the following result:
root@raspbmc:/home/pi# hciconfig -a
hci0: Type: BR/EDR Bus: USB
BD Address: 00:09: DD:50:12:48 ACL MTU: 192:8 SCO MTU: 64:8
UP RUNNING PSCAN
RX bytes:1063 acl:0 sco:0 events:36 errors:0
TX bytes:388 acl:0 sco:0 commands:35 errors:0
Features: 0xff 0xff 0x8f 0xf8 0x18 0x18 0x00 0x80
Packet type: DM1 DM3 DM5 DH1 DH3 DH5 HV1 HV2 HV3
Link policy: RSWITCH HOLD SNIFF PARK
Link mode: SLAVE ACCEPT
Service Classes: Networking, Telephony
Device Class: Computer, Uncategorized
HCI Version: 1.1 (0x1) Revision: 0x639
LMP Version: 1.1 (0x1) Subversion: 0x639
Manufacturer: Cambridge Silicon Radio (10)
If anyone can help me solve this issue, I'd appreciate it a lot!