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Fri Jul 8 18:16:54 UTC 2005
I'm trying to get make a file-sharing connection between my laptop
(equipped with a D-Link DBT120 dongle) and my new Motorola RAZR phone.
I've done a lot of searching, reading and perusing about bluetooth on
this list and on google, but I'm really just more confused now than I
was when I started. Here's what I think I know (please correct me where
I'm wrong, which may be a lot of places):
1. The kernel includes BlueZ, which is the underlying code to handle the
Bluetooth stack. FC3 contains several packages to help provide bluetooth
2. One can start the hcid and sdpd daemons by using the command "service
bluetooth start" on an FC distro. hcid manages the bluetooth
connections, and sdpd allows connected devices to show what services
3. After choosing "find me" on the motorola phone (which enables
bluetooth discovery) I can do the following:
[root at laptop ~]# hcitool scan
00:12:8A:97:FC:27 Motorola Phone
...which finds my motorola phone, apparently.
4. Here is the part where I'm really fuzzy. There are two interface
packages to use with your desktop environment, gnome-bluetooth and
kdebluetooth. I use KDE, but I gave gnome-bluetooth a try. I was able to
yum install gnome-bluetooth, but it seems to be grossly underdeveloped
for actual use. The "Bluetooth Manager" which appears under system tools
can discover my phone, but that's about it. Nothing else works. The file
sharing program under system tools does nothing.
Because there was no RPM for FC available, I tried downloading the KDE
bluetooth tarball available from sourceforge compiled on 3-20-05. It
seemed to compile at first, but then I realized that the kbluetoothd
portion was not compiling. I have not been able to get it to compile. I
thought I'd try the CVS versions, but the link to "cvs snapshots" on the
KDEbluetooth homepage was broken and the CVS instructions were not
valid. The server specified doesn't seem to be online.
So I'm pretty much stuck here. I don't know how to pair the phone and
the laptop together, and even if I could, I don't have any way to move
files between them without KDEBluetooth. Can someone lend me a hand?
Maybe you know where to get the latest KDEBluetooth CVS stuff...
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