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Old 01-02-2009, 02:36 AM   #1
jonathanRedhat
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bluetooth problem with redhat 9


I got a bluetooth USB adapter. I want to connect to my samsung D880 to access internet.

Where can i download the necessary drivers which will work with redhat 9?
which commands do i need to run to confirm that my adapter is working?
how can i configure my phone modem in my pc?
 
Old 01-02-2009, 04:14 AM   #2
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Hi Johnathon,

Welcome to LQ!

Redhat 9 is an extremely old, outdated distribution. It was released about 6 years ago, and support was stopped 5 years ago. Therefore, any modern hardware is unlikely to be supported.

I would strongly recommend getting a newer, supported distro. The modern successor to Redhat Linux is the Fedora Project (which is currently on version 10 - so RH9 is 11 releases behind). Alternatively, you could look at different distros such as Ubuntu.

Regards,
Ian
 
Old 01-02-2009, 04:40 AM   #3
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I would strongly recommend getting a newer, supported distro.
Or alternatively, you can just rebuild a newer kernel.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 05:06 AM   #4
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Or alternatively, you can just rebuild a newer kernel.
Yes, but the user-space tools in Red Hat 9 will still be very much out of date. The OP can build new versions of these too, but at some point it's just a lot easier to switch to a modern distribution (Linux has become much better and easier since RH( was released).
 
  


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