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    Default Add bluetooth device to BT4

    I have a bluetooth usb dongle but bt4 does not recognize it.

    Entering hciconfig

    root@bt:~# hciconfig
    hci0: Type: USB
    BD Address: 00:00:00:00:00:00 ACL MTU: 0:0 SCO MTU: 0:0
    DOWN
    RX bytes:0 acl:0 sco:0 events:0 errors:0
    TX bytes:0 acl:0 sco:0 commands:0 errors:0

    Who knows how I can get the device to work ?

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    Default Re: Add bluetooth device to BT4

    hi,

    more infos needed, like lsusb -v output to see your blue tooth dongle vendor/type

    /brtw2003
    Last edited by brtw2003; 02-11-2010 at 12:49 PM.

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    Default Re: Add bluetooth device to BT4

    have you tried the command "hciconfig hcix up" without the quotes?

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    Default Re: Add bluetooth device to BT4

    All you have to do is to type:

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    sudo hciconfig hci0 reset
    // to reset the device

    and then type:
    Code:
    hciconfig -a
    //to check if now you can see the device, its mac and if it is up running

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    Default Re: Add bluetooth device to BT4

    Here's another way to manually connect your device: [mouse in my case]

    # hciconfig hci0 up
    # hcitool scan
    # hidd --connect xx:xx:xx:xx:xx (replace xx with your mouse mac address)

    An easier way though:

    # hciconfig hci0 up

    Press the reset button on the bluetooth device

    # hidd --search

    This will auto connect your device.

    I am configuring my box from scratch so I haven't used any of these command in a very long time. Obviously, I am not going to be doing these commands to manually connect my mouse on every boot. (I really should though, to "be on my toes" and stop being lazy)

    i will post how to auto connect on boot once I figure it out.

    p.s. - note the hash sign (#) before each command. You must run as root or sudo

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    Default Re: Add bluetooth device to BT4

    i hv sony vaio vpccw15fn model.my wireless and bluetooth has one hardware switch.In BT4 final i am able to connect through wifi card but can't use bluetooth.Any help ll be appreciated

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    Default Re: Add bluetooth device to BT4

    Thanks tablechaka , that was very helpful

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    Default Re: Add bluetooth device to BT4

    I'm having issues with hciconfig hci0 up recognizing my Bluetooth USB adapter. When I run the command I get "Can't get device info: No such device". If I do an lsusb I can see it in there but hciconfig will not recognize it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Add bluetooth device to BT4

    yes kyle, i am currently digging around in my magical hat, and, oh there it is, the exact model number of your bluetooth dongle, yours doesn't work because it's magical!!

    sorry, it's late/early and i'm tired/playful, post a lsusb output and perhaps a dmesg output and we'll try to help, no hard feelings
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