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Old 11-18-2004, 08:47 AM   #1
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trying to set up bluetooth USB dongle...please help!


I am very new to Linux and using Mandrake 10.1.

I was reading a howto which says to run 'hciconfig' to check the status of the bluetooth device. When I type hciconfig I get 'hciconfig: command not found'.

I read somewhere else to try 'make menuconfig' to solve this problem, but this gives me: 'No rule to make target 'menuconfig'. Stop.'

I have downloaded BluezUtils and BluezLibs (although they werent rpm files), and i did make and make install on them. I read in the readme files that these need other files to work, so I also downloaded and ran make install on : gcc, yacc, flex, libncurses-devel-5.3.1, and glibc-devel-2.3.3 (although this last one came up with an error 'some package requested cannot be installed: (due to unsatisfied glibc[==6:2.3.3-21mdk])'

Im completely lost! please help step by step!

thanks alot

Old 11-23-2004, 08:16 AM   #2
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Please anyone any ideas?
strill trying to setup my USB bluetooth device to work under Linux..whats the easiest way?

thanks a lot!

Old 12-03-2004, 05:35 PM   #3
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Hi Alex,

I'm also very new to Linux, but I think I found the answer you're looking for.

Make sure that your update media is up-to-date,
If necessary, add main, config and plf. Then go into rpmdrake,
and 'update media'
If you then search for hciconfig, you should be offered two different sets of software to install.

Of course, whether they will work for you is another matter, but this should get you started.


Good luck.


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