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Old 10-31-2008, 06:55 PM   #16
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@ elliott678

I think you are really on to something here, and It's just my lack of knowledge that is the problem.

I removed via synaptics the omnibook-source and some omnibook module that did not match my kernel version but was installed (by me) before. I did it in order to try again everything from step 1. There were some leftover things regarding omnibook that were not removed by synaptics but I could not do anything about that.

So..I started from beginning.
1. install "omnibook source" from synaptics

2. I did "sudo m-a a-i omnibook-source" and there were (at least that I could see) no errors with the proces (there was some old style gui, and some sort of installation and/or creation)

3. the line "omnibook" was already in the /etc/modules (since I put it there last time I did this)

4. also I again created "/etc/modprobe.d/omnibook" and added the "omnibook ectype=12" line (just to be clear I only did "gedit omnibook" and inside typed "omnibook ectype=12")

5 at the end after "sudo modprobe -v omnibook ectype=12" i get:

redviper@Zmago:/etc/modprobe.d$ sudo modprobe -v omnibook ectype=12
[sudo] password for redviper:
WARNING: /etc/modprobe.d/omnibook line 1: ignoring bad line starting with 'omnibook'
Somewhere along the way the bluetooth icon appeared but I really don't know when. I did "hcitool dev" at once and it came back with the result. Also I managed to send one picture from computer to my phone (but not the other way around - something about "service not supported")
But again after poweroff the icon and everything was gone. I repeated the last step but this time no result.

I hope this makes at least some sense..
Old 11-01-2008, 02:17 AM   #17
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I believe we are pretty close here...

Does your line in /etc/modprobe.d/omnibook look like:
options omnibook ectype=12
I think you are missing the 'options' part of the line, judging by the error message you are getting. With that line you should only need "sudo modprobe omnibook", that is why the line is there, to tell it to always use the ectype=12 option when loading that module.

To make this module load automatically on boot, I believe (Ubuntu knowledge is very rusty), that you simply add "omnibook" to the end of the "/etc/modules" file.

Also, not all phones allow you to send photos through bluetooth, they do this so you have to send them as a picture message, which cost you money.

Last edited by elliott678; 11-01-2008 at 02:28 AM.
Old 11-02-2008, 04:07 AM   #18
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It works. Thank you very much for your help, I don't know how I would figure all this out without it. I tried sending files both ways and it is also ok, no more "unsupported service" error.

I would ask a few more questions regarding this just to be on the safe side. I read somewhere that omnibook can mess with the computers temperature (processor to be exact), and also that one can solve the problem with the Fn key using omnibook???

Once again thanks a lot for your help guys, I can finally move forward to solving other issues (yes I have a list of them..).


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