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Old 21st February 2007, 10:59 PM
LordHector Offline
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help me troubleshoot bluetooth

Hi all,

I've got bluetooth working for the most part. This is on my bluetooth equipped laptop. I can see my phone, and I can transfer files from my phone to my linux laptop. However, I have been unable to send files from my laptop to my phone.

I right-click on the file, click "send to..." and Bluetooth (OBEX) is the device for "Send as:" and the Bluetooth symbol animates, but never finds my device.

I can see the device with hcitool scan, however, my l2ping fails with a no response. I guess they've removed gnome-bluetooth-manager, so I can't use that gui that they talk about in some of my searches. If anyone has some advice as to how to trouble shoot this I would be grateful!


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Old 22nd February 2007, 04:54 AM
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have you tried this command: hidd --help
hidd - Bluetooth HID daemon version 3.7

hidd [options] [commands]

-i <hciX|bdaddr> Local HCI device or BD Address
-t <timeout> Set idle timeout (in minutes)
-b <subclass> Overwrite the boot mode subclass
-n, --nodaemon Don't fork daemon to background
-h, --help Display help

--server Start HID server
--search Search for HID devices
--connect <bdaddr> Connect remote HID device
--unplug <bdaddr> Unplug the HID connection
--kill <bdaddr> Terminate HID connection
--killall Terminate all connections
--show List current HID connections
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Old 22nd February 2007, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by wdgiles
have you tried this command: hidd --help
I just did... was not aware of hidd.

At any rate, hidd server is running. I tried the connect command, which produced some confusing output:

[mjon@galactica ~]$ hidd --connect 00:07:E0:XX:XX:XX
Can't get device information: Success
I was able to send one file too... so I know it can work, however it's not working anymore. When I run hidd --show afterward, nothing shows, and when I run hidd --search, nothing is found.

I have confirmed that my bluetooth phone is on and visible.
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