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Kaamoss
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:53 pm    Post subject: bluetooth support? Reply with quote

I was considering getting a bluetooth mac mouse with my new g4 ibook 12" and was wondering if the current version of gentoo had built in bluetooth support. If you could let me know it would be much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-288413-highlight-bluetooth.html
http://dev.gentoo.org/~puggy/btmouse-howto/btmousehowto.html
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bluetooth works fine on my Powrbook (built-in BT module). But since an firmware update under MacOS X the bluetooth device does not show up anymore under Linux - but my bluetooth keyboard now works even withouth the bthid software from the BlueZ CVS... Thats strange! *sigh*

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, after that mentioned firmware upgrade, i was stumped as well. It seems the bluetooth device now reports itself as a USB HID device (that may explain HighOnBonsai's keyboard working...dunno...). You likely need to run 'hid2hci' (i believe that's the name of it) to change the state of the device from HID to a "real" BT device. My phone <-> laptop BT worked again after that.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

double post... :oops:
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot @fafhrd! This solved the problem:

Code:
# hid2hci -0


Where "-0" is optional (to switch devices from hid to hci mode and -1 vice versa).

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