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Old 10-03-2009, 03:23 AM   #1
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Question Pairing Samsung SPH-m510 mobile phone through Bluetooth USB 2.0 Dongle failed

Other devices have been successfully paired. Phone does not show up in detected devices. When activating 'search for devices' on the phone, it does show up in the 'Bluetooth Preferences' and 'Bluetooth Device Wizard' windows, but disappears immediately. On the phone it finds the correct Device name, when I want to 'Add to list' it asks for a numeric pin. The default pin for the phone is '0000'. The default pin for the Dongle appears to be '1234'. I've tried to change this with gedit to match the phone (in a file called 'pin' in the bluetooth directory). Result is still the same. I am new to Mandriva so plse respond with 'full path' instructions.

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Have you tried doing it the other way around? Make the phone visible with a "Find me" type of setup on the phone and let the PC look for it. It may just be that the PC wants to "play host" to the phone's "client" or otherwise, depending on how you look at it. It depends on how the handshake between the two is done - the slave/master thing. Remember the phone is the peripheral to the PC. Go to "www DOT IntegraSoftware DOT it" where you will find more.

Also, find out if you have to have WAP & MMS settings downloaded to your cell by your service provider. Set up any additional initializing strings in the modem's connection dialog.

Yes, these are all very basic, but I found small missing things cause many a grunt.
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I've downloaded blueman, a bluetooth manager. After a number of trials and errors it all of the sudden showed up in the managers window and paired successfully. It was very difficult to get a stable connection and only managed to upload one picture. At some point the ystem frooze completely and after restarting it wnet into 'recovery mode' telling me that the filesystem was corrupt or something. I had to run 'fsck' I think, on a number of filesystem, with numerous repairs being made, mainly due to a drive,sda5 I think (which might have been the mobile), 'had not been cleanly unmounted'. A number of other files/links were 'attached' to that. They were all fixed and after some anxious moments the system restarted it took something like 10 secs or more before start-up loaded.
After that it was all good. I could easily and quickly access the phone filesystem. Noted that you need to use the memory card to load pictures on, not your phone. Blueman cannot access pictures stored in the phone , but manages the pictures on the memory card easily. You can also delete them from your phone through your PC. Was quite impressed with that.
I do remember that I downloaded a number of Bluetooth software packages through 'install'. Not sure which ones are being used by the system, but it works.
One shows up on the top toolbar as Bluetooth applet 1.8, the other one is Blueman Applet 1.02. Hope this will benefit someone. I'm now trying to get music to play on my headset through the Dongle.........any suggestions?
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just a quick reply Ill read the rest of thread and edit up if required im about to do some bluetoothing in a minuate ill try come back.
THE BLUE TOOTH PAIRING code has no defaults it will be what ever number you enter into both phone and computer.

i just used a 2 digit number to pair with my samson phone being quick as it seamed to want to time out as i pair the phone with my computer still trying to get the obex server to work ? it used to work well with 2008.1 but since i ve gone to 20009.1 kde4 its not any ideas?
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