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Old 08-30-2006, 02:21 PM   #1
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Thumbs up bluetooth problem

I am using fc5 on compaq presario v3018tu

1)i try to l2ping it says 0 bytes transfered and keeps on repeating it.No packet loss.Is it working fine?

2)The command rfcomm connect 0 gives me the message,
Can't create RFCOMM TTY: Address already in use
IF i change as rfcomm1 in /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf, then the command works.what does it mean?

3)obex_push command is not found in bash.Any packages missing?
sdptool browse command works fine and give me the services provided by my mobile.I have both kde and gnome.

4)Which gui tool is best to deal with bluetooth? and finally when i tried of transferring files from my mobile , it simply gives me the message failed.To transfer data from computer, i dont know where to do it!

thanks for any response.

Nirmal Tom.V
Old 08-30-2006, 07:44 PM   #2
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1. l2ping is very similar to the linux ping utility, is it showing latency times etc? Mine also shows 0 bytes but you weren't too specific. Here is "working" output:
[ sylvester :: cam ]-> sudo l2ping 00:0E:07:0E:6B:61
Ping: 00:0E:07:0E:6B:61 from 00:10:60:A9:28:26 (data size 44) ...
0 bytes from 00:0E:07:0E:6B:61 id 0 time 109.87ms
0 bytes from 00:0E:07:0E:6B:61 id 1 time 45.60ms
0 bytes from 00:0E:07:0E:6B:61 id 2 time 27.82ms
0 bytes from 00:0E:07:0E:6B:61 id 3 time 36.06ms
0 bytes from 00:0E:07:0E:6B:61 id 4 time 25.32ms
0 bytes from 00:0E:07:0E:6B:61 id 5 time 33.51ms
0 bytes from 00:0E:07:0E:6B:61 id 6 time 28.68ms
0 bytes from 00:0E:07:0E:6B:61 id 7 time 44.03ms
8 sent, 8 received, 0% loss
2. Perhaps /dev/rfcomm0 is in use? Run 'rfcomm' with no arguments to see whats going on with that device (if anything).

3. obex_push may be apart of your distros openobex package, openobex-apps or even something different? Make sure you have all installed else you can always grab the source tarball from and build it yourself.

4. Having never really used a GUI for Bluetooth under linux my advice may not be the best, however the KDE Bluetooth apps and Konqueror integration look considerably better than the GNOME attempt. Just my 2c and my opinion is coming from screenshots and using both on live CDs back when they were early beta


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