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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:59 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] Bluetooth dongle doesn't appear to work. Reply with quote

Hello,

I am having problem with my Trust usb bluetooth dongle. I followed http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Bluetooth to set up my bluetooth. I started bluetooth deamon with /etc/init.d/bluetooth start:
Code:

priscilla3770 src # /etc/init.d/bluetooth status
 * status: started

One can see that the device is connected:
Code:

priscilla3770 src # lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05e3:0723 Genesys Logic, Inc. GL827L SD/MMC/MS Flash Card Reader
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 046d:c050 Logitech, Inc. RX 250 Optical Mouse

However when I try to see my adapter it isn't there (I used hcitool dev as suggested by the wiki):
Code:

priscilla3770 src # hcitool dev
Devices:
priscilla3770 src #

A solution or some steps that will help identify the problem will be appreciated.
Thanks.


Last edited by ShwangShwing on Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:34 pm; edited 1 time in total
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bus 004 Device 004: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)

good deal, i have the same chip as you. its a problem in the kernel section of the wiki....... ill fix the wiki for you. it will be done in 12 hours or less. mines been tested and working. i actually gave up my only bluetooth device to a friend that needed it for wifi keyboard to mac mini.

btusb 11964 0
bluetooth 204900 24 bnep,btusb,rfcomm

rc-service bluetooth start

the wiki actually does have the information but its kind of confusing how its setup.

"
Select options for Bluetooth applications, see table below:
<*> ...
"

m m & m, no additional features at that point.

mkultra@mksrv [ ~ ]$ hcitool dev
Devices:
hci0 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Adding HCI USB driver (btusb) to the kernel made the dongle work.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have the same device and i can't for the life of me get it working. can i get a "cheat sheet" of everything that's needed?

from the wiki i see:
Code:

[*] Networking support  --->
    <*> Bluetooth subsystem support  --->
       
        Select options for Bluetooth applications, see table below:
        <*>   ...

            Bluetooth device drivers  --->

               Select a Bluetooth HCI driver, e.g.:
               <*> HCI USB driver (btusb)


and i've gathered from various other pages that the following modules are needed:
Code:

# lsmod |egrep "(bluetooth|btusb|bnep|rfcomm|rfkill)"
btusb                   8765  0
rfcomm                 22815  0
bnep                    7214  2
bluetooth             145673  14 bnep,btusb,rfcomm
rfkill                 10611  1 bluetooth
usbcore                98677  10 btusb,uhci_hcd,usb_storage,hid_sony,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd,ehci_pci,usbhid,xhci_hcd,sl811_hcd


which are loaded, so i assume i've set up the kernel correctly (yes?)

i've started and restarted bluetooth, and done bluetooth -n -d:
Code:

# bluetoothd -n -d
bluetoothd[28746]: Bluetooth daemon 4.101
bluetoothd[28746]: src/main.c:parse_config() parsing main.conf
bluetoothd[28746]: src/main.c:parse_config() discovto=0
bluetoothd[28746]: src/main.c:parse_config() pairto=0
bluetoothd[28746]: src/main.c:parse_config() pageto=8192
bluetoothd[28746]: src/main.c:parse_config() auto_to=60
bluetoothd[28746]: src/main.c:parse_config() name=%h-%d
bluetoothd[28746]: src/main.c:parse_config() class=0x000100
bluetoothd[28746]: src/main.c:parse_config() Key file does not have key 'DeviceID'
bluetoothd[28746]: Starting SDP server
bluetoothd[28746]: src/plugin.c:plugin_init() Loading builtin plugins
bluetoothd[28746]: src/plugin.c:add_plugin() Loading pnat plugin
bluetoothd[28746]: src/plugin.c:add_plugin() Loading audio plugin
bluetoothd[28746]: src/plugin.c:add_plugin() Loading input plugin
bluetoothd[28746]: src/plugin.c:add_plugin() Loading serial plugin
bluetoothd[28746]: src/plugin.c:add_plugin() Loading network plugin
bluetoothd[28746]: src/plugin.c:add_plugin() Loading service plugin
bluetoothd[28746]: src/plugin.c:add_plugin() Loading health plugin
bluetoothd[28746]: src/plugin.c:add_plugin() Loading hciops plugin
bluetoothd[28746]: src/plugin.c:add_plugin() Loading mgmtops plugin
bluetoothd[28746]: src/plugin.c:add_plugin() Loading formfactor plugin
bluetoothd[28746]: src/plugin.c:add_plugin() Loading storage plugin
bluetoothd[28746]: src/plugin.c:add_plugin() Loading adaptername plugin
bluetoothd[28746]: src/plugin.c:add_plugin() Loading wiimote plugin
bluetoothd[28746]: src/plugin.c:add_plugin() Loading maemo6 plugin
bluetoothd[28746]: src/plugin.c:plugin_init() Loading plugins /usr/lib/bluetooth/plugins
bluetoothd[28746]: plugins/service.c:register_interface() path /org/bluez/28746/any
bluetoothd[28746]: plugins/service.c:register_interface() Registered interface org.bluez.Service on path /org/bluez/28746/any
bluetoothd[28746]: plugins/maemo6.c:maemo6_init() init maemo6 plugin
bluetoothd[28746]: health/hdp.c:hdp_manager_start() Starting Health manager
bluetoothd[28746]: network/manager.c:read_config() Config options: Security=true
bluetoothd[28746]: plugins/pnat.c:pnat_init() Setup Phonet AT (DUN) plugin
bluetoothd[28746]: plugins/hciops.c:hciops_init()
bluetoothd[28746]: plugins/hciops.c:hciops_setup()
bluetoothd[28746]: src/main.c:main() Entering main loop
bluetoothd[28746]: plugins/hciops.c:init_known_adapters()
bluetoothd[28746]: plugins/hciops.c:init_device() hci0
bluetoothd[28746]: Listening for HCI events on hci0
bluetoothd[28746]: plugins/hciops.c:init_device() child 28747 forked
bluetoothd[28747]: Can't init device hci0: Connection timed out (110)
bluetoothd[28746]: plugins/hciops.c:child_exit() child 28747 exited


it worries me that the child exits, so i think something's broken. it won't create a /dev/hci0 device. the following isn't giving me the output i expect:

Code:

# hcitool dev
Devices:

# hciconfig scan
hci0:   Type: BR/EDR  Bus: USB
        BD Address: 00:00:00:00:00:00  ACL MTU: 0:0  SCO MTU: 0:0
        DOWN
        RX bytes:48 acl:0 sco:0 events:3 errors:0
        TX bytes:24 acl:0 sco:0 commands:8 errors:0

# rfkill list
5: hci0: Bluetooth
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no

# hciconfig hci0 up
Can't init device hci0: Connection timed out (110)



i feel like i've missed a very important step here - can anybody help?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, i unplugged the dongle and plugged it back in. now it works consistently across reboots even.

go figure.
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