[gnome-bluetooth] How can I pair a device?
fedora at adslpipe.co.uk
Thu Feb 9 09:36:58 GMT 2006
I've tinkered with bluetooth under linux before, and things were working
to a certain extent, but it was on a desktop machine and never had a
"need" to get anything in particular working, it was out of curiosity.
Now I have FC5 on setup as dual boot on my laptop and would like like to
get some devices working properly.
My laptop is a Dell Latitude D800 with inbuilt Truemobile 400 bluetooth
card, the card is detected fine, I can go into gnome-bluetooth-manager
and do a scan, it detects devices when they are in a discoverable state
(my phone and mouse) Other bluetooth devices I have are an ipaq, a
sony headset, a usb adapter for the desktop pc.
In nautilus I can use send-to to send a file from the laptop to the
phone, so the actual comms link is happy, I start the bluetoth file
sharing applet, from the phone I go to send a file via bluetooth, it
scans and ses the laptop, I select the laptop, it then takes a long time
trying to send the file, but it is never sent, the laptop never offers
to accept/deny a connection, I couldn't see any messages in
var/log/messages or from dmesg
if I go into device manager, the phone is shown with a proper icon, but
the mouse only has a "piston" icon which I guess is pretty minor, when I
click on Edit/Properties on either device, no dialog is shown, I was
expecting to see what type of device, what MAC address and capabilities
etc, and be able to do pairing.
I read the recent changelogs and can see that portions have been
re-written, am I seeing anything less than is currently expected? is
there anything I can manually configure from .conf giles/gconf keys or
bash commands? For now just getting the mouse working would be great as
I hate the laptop's glidepoint pad :-(
Since my machine is also dual boot, I'm wondering how the devices will
cope with having two pairings to the same laptop, one for windows and
one for linux, I seem to remember there is some individual pairing "key"
generated, I can't see windows having any way to be told what key to use
, but can linux "play nice" and use the same key that windows already
did so the device doesn't need to keep being re-paired over again each
time I change operating system, or am I imagining a whol problem which
Thanks for any pointers ...
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