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Old 10-10-2010, 10:28 PM   #1
Shashank_Rashpa
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tethering nokia to mandriva 2010: rfcomm showing problems


Hello
I'm trying to use my nokia n79 as internet modem for my laptop which has mandriva 2010 spring (free) installed. When i connect phone and computer with usb cable i can see my phone listed under 'gprs modem' but when i click 'connect' it says 'please wait' for a while then nothing happens.

I've tried using bluetooth and rfcomm to connect but the devices do not pair. Even l2ping isn't able to communicate with my phone.

When i use rfcomm with the connect command a dialog pops up on my phone requesting pin and i enter the one in my /etc/bluetooth/pin but then nothing happens and rfcomm exits saying connection refused.

I digged into system logs and all i can infer is that there is no passkey agent.

Help me out with this thanks!
 
Old 10-11-2010, 03:05 PM   #2
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Mandriva 2010 should be using BlueZ 4.x, which no longer supports PINs from the plain text configuration files, and in fact doesn't really do much of anything without an application to configure it. If you want to use Bluetooth, you need to use something like GNOME-Bluetooth or BlueMan to configure it.
 
Old 10-11-2010, 03:33 PM   #3
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so is that also why l2ping can't communicate with my phone?
 
Old 10-12-2010, 04:26 AM   #4
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Although i'm using kde now, i tried working bluetooth on gnome. But only thing the gnome bluetooth applet does is transfer files.
 
Old 10-12-2010, 04:31 AM   #5
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Although i'm using kde now, i tried working bluetooth on gnome. But only thing the gnome bluetooth applet does is transfer files.
 
  


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