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Old 11-28-2007, 03:35 AM   #1
Abubakarmalik
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How to use Bluetooth


Hi Guys,

I am a really new user of LINUX. I am using Linux distribution Fedora but I don't know exactly how things works here but I have a project from school which I need to finish so I need your help.

My requirement is that I want to make a small system which can detect Bluetooth in the range (from Mobiles) and then also play with it like sending sms and other things. Although I have found couple of utilities but those are only for specific range of mobiles but I need a generic one so please guide me if anyone of u knows about this possibly through email as well.

Waiting for reply.

Kind Regards,
Abubakar Malik
 
Old 11-28-2007, 09:03 PM   #2
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You can scan for, and get info on, BlueTooth devices using hcitool.

For example, to see what is in range you would simply do:

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hcitool scan
You can then parse that output to find device IDs. Once you have IDs, then you can probe a little farther with a command like:

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hcitool info deviceid
sdptool can be used to find services on the BT device as well, try this:

Code:
sdptool browse deviceid
Taking the concept farther, to the point where you start interacting with the phone, you should probably look into things like ObexFTP. Personally I don't know much about that end of the spectrum however, perhaps somebody with more experience could chime in at this point.
 
Old 11-30-2007, 05:26 PM   #3
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Software for BT in Linux

Hello everybody.

At the present I'm facing the same problem - I need an easy-to-use software to browse my S55 in Debian using Bluetooth. What you recommend are mostly command-line based tools. I would prefer to have something like "OBEX-capable" file browser with drag-and-drop features.

I will be really very thankful for any hint in that direction,
Andrey
 
Old 12-01-2007, 10:24 PM   #4
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I generally don't deal with the GUI, and certainly never a DE like GNOME/KDE, so I am a bit out of my element there. But I know that Kubuntu detects my BlueTooth capable phone, and I am able to browse it's directories and files from within the KDE file manager.

I have no idea how it does it, but I would suspect looking into ObexFS would be a good start.
 
Old 12-04-2007, 03:56 PM   #5
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Connection between cell phone and PC

Hello.

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Originally Posted by MS3FGX View Post
I generally don't deal with the GUI, and certainly never a DE like GNOME/KDE, so I am a bit out of my element there. But I know that Kubuntu detects my BlueTooth capable phone, and I am able to browse it's directories and files from within the KDE file manager.

I have no idea how it does it, but I would suspect looking into ObexFS would be a good start.
Thanks for your response. Actually, I'm interested in more general tool to access my cell phone. It is BT-capable, but I also have a data cable. And I can connect it to the PC/Linux, it is seen by the system and even registered as modem. But I don't know any way to reach its memory (and not only its "phone-related" features like SMS oder modem).

Perhaps, your hint with ObexFS is a right way to go. I will check it in some time.

Regards,
Andrey
 
Old 12-05-2007, 04:04 AM   #6
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Hi All,

I am still looking for a generic software, package or whatever which I can use to detect and play with Bluetooth (from all kinds of Mobiles) in the range. If anyone of you has a clue please let me know.

I am using Fedora operating system

Waiting for reply.

Regards,
Abubakar


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Hello.



Thanks for your response. Actually, I'm interested in more general tool to access my cell phone. It is BT-capable, but I also have a data cable. And I can connect it to the PC/Linux, it is seen by the system and even registered as modem. But I don't know any way to reach its memory (and not only its "phone-related" features like SMS oder modem).

Perhaps, your hint with ObexFS is a right way to go. I will check it in some time.

Regards,
Andrey

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