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Old 08-29-2005, 08:48 PM   #1
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Bluetooth not working at all


I bought a Bluetooth dongle (Class I) a while ago now and cannot get it working with linux. I want to be able to access the internet from my PocketPC. It does work because I have previously used it on WinXP with no problems. Is there some software that I have not come across that will allow it to work? If I do:

# dmesg | grep USB

All the relevant information I see is:

Bluetooth: HCI USB driver ver 2.5

The red light on the dongle does not flash. I also have running Bluetooth File Sharing 0.4.1.

Any help will be greatle appreciated.

My PocketPC is a hp rx3417, still running WinCE (There is no linux for it)
Old 08-29-2005, 09:21 PM   #2
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The other day me and my (non-computer technical) friend were trying to transfer some files to his bluetooth phone. After a quick search on the bluetooth dongle of his, I came across this program. Install that, and then run it. I think thats all you need, but I also installed:
bluez-firmware bluez-pin bluez-utils kernel-patch-2.6-bluez
I'm not sure whether this will allow you to use the internet though, hopefully so! You might have to read some manuals from the kde-bluetooth site see if that helps (do you use kde?).
Old 08-30-2005, 11:30 PM   #3
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Unfortunately, I don't use kde and don't have it installed - I used to use it but I discovered that although gnome doesn't look as good, it is a heap faster.

I also did a search for bluetooth on google linux, and came across a heap of tutorials.

is the one i'm following at the moment, however, when I do:
# service bluetooth restart
I get:
Starting Bluetooth (hcid):    [OK]
Starting Bluetooth (sdpd):   [OK]
Starting Bluetooth Human Interface Device Daemon (hidd): Can't open HIDP control socket: Invalid argument [FAILED]
Starting Bluetooth (hid2hci): No devices in HCI mode found [FAILED]
Starting Bluetooth (rfcomm): [OK]
Since I have installed BlueZ, the red light on the dongle has started flashing. I can see the computer from the Bluetooth manager on my PDA, but it says that the computer has no usable services.

# /sbin/hciconfig -a

Type: USB
BD Address: 00:11:B1:07:A3:CB ACL MTU: 192:8 SCO MTU: 64:8
RX bytes: 1394 acl: 14 sco: 0 events: 77 errors: 0
TX bytes: 2264 acl: 14 sco: 0 commands: 47 errors: 0
Features: 0xff 0xff 0x8f 0xf8 0x10 0x18 0x00 0x80
Packet type: DM1 DM3 DM5 DH1 DH3 DH5 HV1 HV2 HV3
Name: ''
Class: 0x120104
Service Classes: Networking, Object Transfer
Device Class: Computer, Desktop Workstation
HCI Ver: 1.2 (0x2) HCI Rev 0x512 LMP Ver: 1.2 (0x2) LMP SubVer: 0x512
Manufacturer: Cambridge Silicon Radio (10)


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