Getting Bluetooth USB dongle to work under linpus

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    Verbl Kint

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    I found an old bluetooth dongle and am attempting to install it on the One's linpus.

    As of the moment. the device is not recognized and no lights on the dongle can be seen.

    I'm thinking of using the link below as a guide but if anyone has a better solution, let me know. :)

    http://fedorasolved.org/post-install-so ... et-config/
     
    Verbl Kint, Jul 19, 2008
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    To start, I ran

    Code:
    # yum install bluez-utils bluez-libs gnome-bluetooth bluez-hcidump bluez-libs-devel gnome-bluetooth-libs bluez-gnome
    Successfully installed the modules but...

    # hcitool dev

    does not detect it, after

    # lsusb

    I see:

    Code:
    Bus 003 Device 003:  ID 1131:1001 Integrated Solution Corp. KY-BT100 Bluetooth Adapter
    so, thinking that I just needed to initialize it, I ran

    # sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth start

    it then says

    Code:
    touch:  cannot touch `/var/lock/subsys/hcid' : No such file or directory
    Can't open RFCOMM control socket:  Address family not supported by protool
    touch:  cannot touch `/var/lock/subsys/bluetooth' : No such file or directory
    Some random post I found on the net says this might be a kernel issue, but I think it could simply be a misplaced file or directory perhaps.

    However, I dont know where to start, I am stumped as of the moment. :?
     
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    I've had a very similar prolem with a Freecom USB BT receiver in my ASUS eeePC and by accident I discovered that the problem was related to the USB ports. If I plugged the USB device in and pushed it as far in as possible drivers would install but the unit would not work. I then found that if I pulled the USB device out a fraction (1mm) it would suddenly be discovered and work perfectly.

    Maybe you have the same problem?
     
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    Bluetooth dongles are so cheap at the moment (I paid GBP2.50 for one recently on eBay for example http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-Smallest-Mini ... .m14.l1318 - this isn't quite as cheap but I'm too lazy to search for long) that you may as well just buy a new one and try that. If there continued to be a problem we would know it is related to your One rather than the dongle itself.
     
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    panduro

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    HI
    i think you need to recompile the kernel ;)
    Code:
    [[email protected] -$ cat /boot/config_0806* | grep BT_*
    # CONFIG_BT is not set
    
    Bluetooth is not enabled in kernel!
    very bad

    se vedem
     
    panduro, Jul 20, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    Anyone sorted this?
     
    Guest, Jul 21, 2008
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    I tried using the livecd lite from linpus and plug in a bluetooth on A1. The BT light was blinking and somewhat ( I think) responding to the bluetooth manager in the livecd when doing a scan device.

    I tried using the same bluetooth on the A1 but using the included OS. No light and nothing...

    Btw, I am a beginner in LINUX. And looking forward to enable the bluetooth and the Mobile Modem via USB.
    Any info shared is greatly appreciated. :D
     
    dean, Jul 22, 2008
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    I've been meaning to get a BT dongle for use with my BT headset but I just have a newb question. Is there a generic command I can run so I can use any dongle of my desire? If so, that would be awesome! :)
     
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