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Work around to use my usb bluetooth dongle to browse files from in my mobile and retrieve them.

I did several test to be able to transfert files from my mobile to my laptop and vice-versa.
The command line solution was ok but I prefer a gui solution to be able to browse also the files.

An important information is that their is a bluetooth interface provided with my Dell laptop (Latitude D505) but it seems it’s not working. So I use an usb dongle (sure it works, I was using it on crappy: my old HP laptop without bluetooth interface). My mobile is a Sony Ericsson K700i.

Using gentoo, I emerged some needed packages :

 bluez-utils-2.24
 bluez-hciemu-1.2
 bluez-libs-2.25
 bluez-hcidump-1.30

and started the bluetooth init.d service.

As I use gnome as main desktop manager, I first tryed to do this with gnome, so I installed gnome-bluetooth and I tryed the bluetooth-manager: nothing 🙁
Something goes wrong at this point, I cannot scan anything.
Let’s try to find why :

 haring ~ # hciconfig
 hci0:   Type: USB
         BD Address: 00:10:C6:57:FE:46 ACL MTU: 192:8 SCO MTU: 64:8
         UP RUNNING PSCAN ISCAN
         RX bytes:631 acl:0 sco:0 events:76 errors:0
         TX bytes:609 acl:0 sco:0 commands:23 errors:0

 hci1:   Type: USB
         BD Address: 00:12:C8:00:07:CA ACL MTU: 192:8 SCO MTU: 64:8
         UP RUNNING
         RX bytes:117 acl:0 sco:0 events:15 errors:0
         TX bytes:310 acl:0 sco:0 commands:14 errors:0

My two interfaces are there, (but I’m not sure that the integrated works).

 haring ~ # hcitool scan
 Scanning ...
 haring ~ #

mmm :-S

 haring ~ # hcitool -i hci1 scan
 Scanning ...
         00:0F:DE:C3:9D:CE       K700i Fred
         00:14:51:5A:D6:58       Kris Buytaert...s Computer

haha here’s my phone… so I need to say to gnome’s bluetooth-manager to use only the second interface !

but how ? I didn’t find it out (send me a mail if you know how, thx)

So I decided to disable the integrated interface (like I can do it with a networkcard) :

 haring ~ # hciconfig hci0 down
 haring ~ # hciconfig
 hci0:   Type: USB
         BD Address: 00:10:C6:57:FE:46 ACL MTU: 192:8 SCO MTU: 64:8
         DOWN
         RX bytes:1078 acl:0 sco:0 events:127 errors:0
         TX bytes:620 acl:0 sco:0 commands:25 errors:0

 hci1:   Type: USB
         BD Address: 00:12:C8:00:07:CA ACL MTU: 192:8 SCO MTU: 64:8
         UP RUNNING PSCAN ISCAN
         RX bytes:423 acl:0 sco:0 events:21 errors:0
         TX bytes:331 acl:0 sco:0 commands:16 errors:0
 
 haring ~ # hcitool scan
 Scanning ...
         00:0F:DE:C3:9D:CE       K700i Fred
         00:14:51:5A:D6:58       Kris Buytaert...s Computer

Then Let’s try again the gnome-bluetooth-manager: nothing ! :’-( (maybe the package is broken)

ps: in nautilus send to…. bluetooth doesn’t work neither 🙁

Ok, so let’s re-emerge that package to a newer version… :

 haring x86" emerge  gnome-bluetooth

In the meanwhile, let’s test kde ;-), I emerged kdebluetooth-1.0_beta1

 fred@haring ~ $ kbluetoothd
 ERROR: Communication problem with kbluetoothd, it probably crashed.
 fred@haring ~ $ KCrash: Application 'kbluetoothd' crashing...

arrrrrghhhhh !!

Problem ! ok I’ll physicaly remove the usb dongle, and restart kbluetoothd and restarted the init.d buetooth service (It hangs if there is no running bluetooth interface)
Once kbluetoothd started I insert the usb dongle and put hci0 down again. I click on the tray icon of kbluetoothd and… my phone’s there in konqueror !
This works as I expected ! great 😉


Now, go back to gnome, I killed kbluetoothd, and started again gnome-bluetooth-manager. Scanning for devices… nothing 🙁

Conclusion with the kdebluetooth and konqueror it works !

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