I have a bluetooth USB device from IVT Corp. Allegedly it has the CSR chip set (from the bluez hardware list).
As soon as I plug it in I get the following message ad inifitum with the numbers in the  ever increasing.
[219.240000] hci_scodata_packet: hci0 SCO packet for unknown connection handle 92
Searched for the above on the 'Net but with no conclusive solution.
# lsusb -v
does list the device but with a MAC address of 11:11:11:11:11:11
Under WinXP (with supplied drivers) it still shows the above MAC address. Is this is a legal MAC address?
Any pointers to solutions appreciated.
-- Arun Khan
I am planning to buy a usb-bluetooth device from Lam. Road, that's
compatible with Linux too. What are the devices used by you and how easy
is it to setup and use?
On the net BlueSoleil does not have any Linux drivers for download.
i'm trying to automate the process of finding numbers from the bsnl cd
in one of my application.
bsnl also provides directory in the form of a cd. i was trying to
migrate the database of bsnl customers to mysql. the problem is that the
cd is made to run specifically on windows using Visual foxpro &
dbase. i can migrate the database, but there is another problem, the
address field in the database is encrypted, so i get all the required
data in the tables except the addresses. if i try to find the numbers
manually, it shows the address but otherwise it's encrypted. any
suggestions or work around to this problem?
I want to submit a bug for the kontact application for kde, but couldn't
find anywhere to do so. Can someone please tell me where to submit a bug
If I learn from my mistakes, pretty soon I'll know everything. --Anon
I wanted to bounce some thoughts off your collective minds. I
recently saw an ad for a cheap laptop launched by HCL - probably
trying to compete with the XO and the Eee, with a 7" LCD. Contrary to
their image so far of being friendly to FOSS, they seem to be
preloading MS-ware (discount versions?) on this PC. I think FOSS
starts with a big handicap when manufacturers offer preloaded Windows
even in case of computers intended for home or educational use.
Should the community start the two following, connected initiatives?
1. Lobby local computer makers like HCL and Zenith to offer an option
for loading Linux or selling systems without a pre-loaded OS (and with
a tiny little discount). The pre-installed OS can be on a secondary
partition, to allow Windows to be installed on a primary partition at
the user's option later. I know, the manufacturers would risk paying
the Microsoft Tax (TM) heavily if they tried to do anything like this,
but this could at least help bring an unfair practice out into the
2. Build up an effort to force Microsoft to let its boot loader
recognize and (hopefully) accommodate other operating systems that
have been installed previously. This would at least keep them intact
instead of being overwritten / rendered unusable when the user
inevitably installs Windows, licensed or unlicensed, thus keeping up
the possibility that it will get used sometimes, even out of
Your constructive comments please.
Over the past few months, we have been working on a Public Access Digital
Media Archive (www.pad.ma) and are having a beta-launch event on the 28th of
February at JnanaPravaha Art Gallery at Fort.
The interface has been written in Python (using the Turbogears frame-work)
encoding format for all the videos in the archive. The only browser it does
not support is IE;-). Very much looking forward to larger involvement from
the FOSS community and should be interesting for anyone who is interested in
video, the web, and FOSS. All are welcome and very much looking forward to
seeing some Linuxers there. For details of the event, directions, etc.:
Greetings from IT for Change!
ITfC (IT for Change) is a non-profit organisation located in India. ITfC
envisions a society capable of, and comfortable with, innovative and effective
use of information and communication technologies (ICT) as a tool, to further
goals of social change.We undertake research, advocacy and field-action projects
in the area of ICTs for development.
Wanted to share information on a new on FLOSS, which is being
coordinated by the European Union. This project will look at increasing FLOSS
uptake in various countries, including India.
This project called FLOSS Include, will be carried out by a project team of
research institutes, government agencies, private companies and non-governmental
organizations in 9 countries - Argentina, Cambodia, China, Ghana, India, South
Africa, Spain and the UK. The consortium is led by UNU-MERIT, a joint research
and training centre of United Nations University and Maastricht University in
the Netherlands and includes among other organizations, Canonical Ltd the
sponsors for Ubuntu.
In India, the FLOSS Include project will carry out an in-depth analysis of the
technical, business and socio-political needs for the growth of FLOSS use,
deployment and development in the target regions. In the larger effort,
partners will implement FLOSS solutions, tools and services to ensure they are
cost-effective and practical for each environment. The FLOSS Include aims to
ensure a lasting impact beyond the project duration. A project fact sheet is
available at http://flossinclude.eu
ITforChange (http://www.itforchange.net/) and Sarai, India
(http://www.sarai.net/) are the two organizations in India, which will be a part
of this project. As part of FLOSS Include, ITfC will focus on FLOSS and the
public sector and will study the role of public sector agencies in producing,
organizing and stimulating production of FLOSS, including using FLOSS for public
administration, and sharing of FLOSS applications among public sector bodies.
Much of social processes, like public delivery of health, education and
livelihood support services have a central role for public authorities and hence
public systems have a crucial role in pushing FLOSS. Currently commercial,
proprietary software is often preferred and the project would study the contexts
for FLOSS being used in a larger way for Public administration.
We will also study government polices for FLOSS an area where which tends to
often have a pro-industry / commercial software orientation and not much support
or enthusiasm for FLOSS. In addition, since the issues of standards have a
strong connection to the role of public sector - both as a major bulk user of
software and being able to set default standards through using them in public
application , and through direct policy interventions the study will have a
strong focus on the interoperability and open standards aspects in our research.
The project activities have been kick-started now and the project is currently
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