Subject: Re: Bluetooth Imported.
To: Iain Hibbert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andreas Gustafsson <email@example.com>
Date: 07/14/2006 10:08:07
Iain Hibbert wrote:
> Thanks to gdamore@, my Bluetooth work so far is imported.. currently it
> is enabled in GENERIC and GENERIC_LAPTOP kernels for i386 only but it
> should work on any platform that supports USB [ubt(4)] or PCMCIA [bt3c(4)]
This is excellent! Many thanks to everyone involved.
> I would be pleased to hear of success stories (and less pleased for any
> failures :) or any comments or questions - I currently read tech-kern,
> tech-userlevel and current-users.
Here's a success story: using a no-name USB Bluetooth adapter
(vendor 0x1131 product 0x1001, rev 1.10/3.73), I successfully paired
with my Ericsson t39m GSM phone and made a working GPRS connection.
I couldn't have done it without the HOWTO; hopefully it will be
included somewhere in the NetBSD distribution or featured prominently
on the NetBSD web site.
I haven't tried a headset or HID yet.
Some minor problems encountered along the way:
- I upgraded by unpacking distribution sets built from -current as of
July 4 and running postinstall. I had hoped postinstall would
create and populate the /etc/bluetooth directory, but it didn't;
I had to do it by hand.
- The HOWTO contains the example command "btpin -a phone -a 334323";
I guess the second "-a" should be a "-p".
- When I tried "cu -l /dev/ttyp9" as suggested in the HOWTO, the
connection broke as soon as I typed a character:
$ cu -l /dev/ttyp9
However, invoking rfcomm_sppd from pppd worked fine.
Andreas Gustafsson, firstname.lastname@example.org