On Tuesday 26 February 2008 11:30:03 pm linuxers-request(a)mm.glug-bom.org
On FC6, I had to edit hcid.conf as per my requirements
(it might work
and run bluez-pin manually for the first time. I downloaded
kdebluetooth but it didnt work.
But recently I upgraded kdelibs and kdenetwork packages and then I noticed
that it automatically asked for pin. But I didnt try kdebluetooth after
that, I believe it might
be working now.
For file transfer I use obexftp command line client (phone should
support obex protocol)
and for contacts backup I use gnokii (had to compile latest one). My
mobile is Nokia N70.
Btw how much speed are you getting with file transfer over bluetooth
for me 1MB takes
abt 45-50 seconds. But over USB cable it takes 2-3 seconds only.
My motherboard supports USB1 only, so I got PCI2USB card with 5 USB2 ports,
but speed over bluetooth still is the same. I suppose thats because
mobile does not
support faster speeds or do I have to specify parameters to kernel
module to support
faster speed over PCI2USB card?
I have been using bluetooth for the past few years. My experience has been
improving all the time!
The first time I got a cheap chinese bluetooth when I was using FC3. It was
detected and running fine after installing bluez manually. And sometime
later , I believe after FC5 , bluetooth kernel support was present .
I use KDE , so I have been using kdebluetooth. The versions of kdebluetooth
till fc7 , came with KBemused server too, which allowed me to control amarok,
xmms and noatun from my Nokia Symbian SMartphone. The version in F8 is
lacking this functionality. But the good thing is, if you click on Bluetooth
icon in the tray, you get a window showing all detected devices.
From there I double clicked on my Phone's (N75) icon, I saw 2 services, OBEX
Push and OBEX FTP. On clicking obex-ftp , i can see 2 drives (C: and E:) as
seen through USB!! And its usable to drag and drop files, I use this method
to copy images clicked on my phone.
Also one interesting application for the geeky types, if you have a shared
computer at home with 2 siblings fighting for chatting acces :-( , one of
you can chat through the cell phone using the computer's net connection via
I have written a small hot-to for this, at
I had written this when I was using FC5 . Some things may have changed in the
bluetooth config since then , as I have not tried it in F8 . It worked fine
with F7 .
For contact sync with KDE, you can use kitchensync . You will have to install
libopensync, its plugins and libsyncml using yum . And there is one more
whose packages are not available but source can be obtained at opensync.org
The contacts are synced with Kontact and even the reminders,notes and stuff I
think( which I havent tried).
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