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Old 09-14-2012, 07:30 AM   #1
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Raspberry Pi Bluetooth Dongle not automatically Pairing with BlueSmirf


I've setup Bluetooth on my RaspPi and attempted to connect to my BlueSmirf from sparkfun. I know this might not be the best forum to post it, but I tried every other forum/website. I Think its a linux problem (not raspberry pi)

I can send text to my BlueSmirf from the RaspberryPi using: echo "Testing" > /dev/rfcomm0

Now the red led on my BlueSmirf indicates its not paired with a device, only when I use cat /dev/rfcomm0 the raspberryPi will start a Pairing session with the BlueSmirf (and the led turns green).

I now can send and receive text from both sides, the problem is that I manually need to invoke cat /dev/rfcomm0. I would like that the RaspberryPi looks for my BlueSmirf at startsup and starts a pairing session automatically. For example on windows I pair the device and the LED turns green meaning its paired, how can I achieve the same on Linux?

Thanks a lot!

Old 09-24-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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Have you configured rfcomm0 to automatically bind on startup in "/etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf"? The entry should look something like:
	bind yes;
	device 11:22:33:44:55:66;
	channel	1;


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