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alek66 03-13-2006 11:56 AM

how to make a Bluetooth serial port?
Heres the thing, I want to use my bt gps on linux. How do I set up a bt serial port, so I can tell my gps program that my gps is on /dev/ttywhatever

crazibri 03-14-2006 10:08 PM

Basically you need to use your Konsole and do the following:

sdptool browse <Bluetooth Device address>

That returns all services on your BT device.

Then look for your GPS item and what channel its on. Then do this:

rfcomm bind /dev/rfcomm0 <bdaddr> <rfchan>

That basically binds the BT device to /dev/rfcomm0. So then just go into your GPS program and tell it to use /dev/rfcomm0.

Works great. I did it to use my cell phone via bluetooth for "dialup" but it is actually pretty fast. I'm using a LG VX8100. Its great.

BTW, I just got this info here and reported my usage of it a few weeks ago.

alek66 03-15-2006 08:20 AM

And what if I want to set up something like a windows Ras on linux? so i can surf the internet through my pda, is that possiblem tooż?

crazibri 03-15-2006 11:00 PM

Yeah probably. Just depends on if your PDA supports that. I wouldnt see why not.

alek66 03-16-2006 09:35 AM

ok, i´ll search on that. thanks dude

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