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The nuts and bolts => Installation & Updates => Topic started by: maerky on May 20, 2007, 04:22:35 pm

Title: [Solved] Bluetooth in VL 5.8 SOHO
Post by: maerky on May 20, 2007, 04:22:35 pm
I have a small problem, it seems VL 5.8 Soho does not include by default the tools for Bluetooth connection.  I installed thru Gslapt the "Bluez" related files like lib and utils.  After installing these, how would I be able to start the service?  I found somewhere in this forum that I have to setup the hcid.conf and pin and restart the "/etc/init.d/bluetooth" service.

The problem is, when I ran the "/etc/init.d/bluetooth restart" command, it shows me that it doesn't exist.

How would I be able to have my bluetooth work?

Help...!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks.
Title: Re: Bluetooth in VL 5.8 SOHO
Post by: bigpaws on May 20, 2007, 07:34:33 pm
I do not have much experience with bluetooth so my help
is limited.

Give this a try:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/Applications_GUI_Multimedia/Bluetooth_in_Slackware_HOWTO (http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/Applications_GUI_Multimedia/Bluetooth_in_Slackware_HOWTO)

Bigpaws
Title: Re: Bluetooth in VL 5.8 SOHO
Post by: maerky on May 21, 2007, 12:48:39 am
Thanks for the reply.

I was able to somehow make my bluetooth work.

I built the following packages:
bluez-utils
bluez-firmware
bluez-hcidump
bluez-libs
openobex
kdebluetooth

One minor issue though, kdebluetooth shows message like "SDP error" that can only be solve if i run the command "hcid -s" as root.

How to solve this issue?
Title: Re: Bluetooth in VL 5.8 SOHO
Post by: bigpaws on May 21, 2007, 04:15:17 am
You could place this this at the bottom of /etc/rc.d/rc.local hcid -s
which should start the server automatically.

Bigpaws
Title: Re: Bluetooth in VL 5.8 SOHO
Post by: maerky on May 21, 2007, 08:41:32 am
That did it.

My bluetooth works fine now...

Title: Re: Bluetooth in VL 5.8 SOHO
Post by: bigpaws on May 22, 2007, 02:37:41 pm
Please change the heading and add <Solved> to it.

Glad to see you have it working.

Bigpaws
Title: Re: [Solved] Bluetooth in VL 5.8 SOHO
Post by: Diabolic Preacher on May 28, 2007, 03:52:36 pm
so hcid -s is how you start sdpd?

with packages like bluez-utils or sox how do you ascertain what are the binaries included in the package?