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Cresho
post Sep 1 2005, 06:33 AM
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I just want to post this information about the bluetooth. I know many are looking for cf bluetooth cards that work and i would like everybody to post the ones that do work with bluez.

Here is a list of places you can by the one i use-
ambicom bt2000-cf bluetooth-made in taiwan
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Make sure it-
1. made in taiwan and the
2. antena is black and not blue.
3. there is also a cute sticker of a tooth surfing away from the laptop.
4. return policy if they send you the wrong one too.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...e&s=electronics
http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod...earch=bt2000+cf
http://shopper-search.cnet.com/search?qt=b...1-cnet&tag=5017
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I am also looking for something that is different and a second bluetooth card since i have lost mines plenty of times and still is with me through a miracle. If anybody has problems setting up bluez on there zaurus, email me or post here and I will definetly make my files available for download with easy instructions in setting up.

if you have a irda phone with digital access and want to use this instead, use this thread. this thread also has the information in setting up your cellphone for digital access. irda and bluetooth dialup setup is the same basically.
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=14738
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GadgetGuy
post Sep 1 2005, 06:53 AM
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This thread is a GREAT idea!

Since the Belkin bluetooth card can be found for really cheap, I am sure, that many people (including myself) would be interested in how to make it work.

Any comments / tips / tricks to that: please also post it here!
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Cresho
post Sep 1 2005, 07:10 AM
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from my expirience, belking (tried 2 versions) never worked for me until i purchased the ambicom. reason is that the newer chipset was not supported by bluez but maybee someone found a way right? huh.gif
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adf
post Sep 1 2005, 06:00 PM
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USB Dongles??? I'd much rather use a dongle if it works
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bdbell
post Sep 2 2005, 12:28 AM
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QUOTE(adf @ Sep 2 2005, 10:00 AM)
USB Dongles???  I'd much rather use a dongle if it works
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I've been using a Billionton USB dongle (UBTCR500-B) with my 3100 and the latest Cacko beta and it is working ok. Only connected to phone (Moto e680) with it so far, havn't really tried keyboard or gps yet.
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Cresho
post Sep 2 2005, 01:05 AM
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how is a dongle configured compared to the cf card? do you need to configure any files?
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post Sep 2 2005, 02:23 AM
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QUOTE(Cresho @ Sep 2 2005, 05:05 PM)
how is a dongle configured compared to the cf card?  do you need to configure any files?
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For the Billionton I went into the Network applet and added a 'Bluetooth - PPP' connection, entered user name, pword, and #. then in 'Modem' tab did a search for BT DUN and had my phone in discovery mode - found it no problem, left the other options at default.

Then I had to edit /etc/bluetooth/givepin and /etc/bluetooth/pin with my phone's pin code. that's it.

but with my phone - Moto e680, I actually have to go to a modem applet and tell it to 'Find Me' in order to connect. This is more a problem of the phone than the z.
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terryleung83
post Sep 3 2005, 10:05 AM
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does a Billionton CF BT card work?
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Cresho
post Sep 3 2005, 10:49 AM
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i purchased a usb various plug kits for usb. I tested the usb adaptors and they all work.

Just incase people are wondering about the targus usb, it does not work. I use the targus usb to plug my laptop bluetooth to my cellphone when i am using my laptop pf course.
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Ragnorok
post Sep 6 2005, 03:27 PM
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- I have the cute tooth surfer Ambicom that Cresho has. Took a long time to find that guy, but I did. When it works, it works just steller.
- When it doesn't work, getting it to work is a real dog and pony show, until it works. Then it's just stellar. Just wish it worked a little more consistently.
- One of these daze wifey will get her new box loaded up with all her goodies, then I'll have dedicated Linux development system, instead of dual-booting this one. I'll be a lot more serious about figuring out why it keeps loosing pairing when I can play easier.
- 'Til then I'm getting pretty good at the dog and pony show (whicker)...
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icruise
post Sep 13 2005, 02:44 AM
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As you may have read in other threads, I recently got a Socket bluetooth card (rev H). I got a good deal online on an open-box card, but I couldn't check the revision. It turns out that Socket started using a new kind of card starting with rev G. Revs G and H are apparently more complicated to use in the Zaurus.

It works fine with the bluez_zaurus package and the serial package mentioned on the bluetooth howto page. However, I am having big problems with suspending and resuming. I think it will always work if you just physically remove and re-insert the card after a suspend, but that's annoying. I have had no luck whatsoever with the susp-resume package that is supposed to automatically re-enable your card after a suspend. I've tried editing it many ways, but it just doesn't seem to work.

Through a lot of trial and error, I have determined that running the following commands in the terminal will allow the card to work after a suspend.

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# /etc/rc.d/init.d/bluetooth stop
# cardctl eject 0
# cardctl insert 0
# /etc/rc.d/init.d/bluetooth restart


If I don't run "/etc/rc.d/init.d/bluetooth stop" then I can't eject the card, because it is "busy."

If I just run "cardctl eject" my internal microdrive gets ejected. You have to specify 0 for the compact flash card.

And interestingly "/etc/rc.d/init.d/bluetooth start" will not work for the last command (it says "BCSP initialization timed out"). It has to be "restart."

Anyway, I'm a bit of a Linux newbie. Can someone tell me in simple terms how to make a script that will automate this? Ideally, I'd like to just bind it to a keyhelper key combination.

(By the way, I had a problem where I thought bluetooth had stopped working for no apparent reason. I reinstalled everything and tried a bunch of things before finally trying to restart bluetooth on my phone. The phone then froze. After restarting the phone, everything worked fine. Maybe there is something flaky about the bluetooth on the RAZR. In any case, always check the phone too if you have a mysterious failure.)
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post Sep 13 2005, 06:13 AM
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An update on what bluetooth cards to get:

as you can see in the cacko thread, the upcoming cacko ROM will support a range of bluetooth cards, including the Belkin one.

As the Belkin is quite affordable on ebay and elsewhere, this could be an interesting way for many to try bluetooth for keyboards, mouse, printing, laptop connection or (via cellphone) internet.
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icruise
post Sep 13 2005, 10:05 PM
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An update on my Socket Bluetooth card. I now have it working perfectly. It took some research, but I figured out how to write a script to re-enable the card after suspending the Zaurus. Once I figured out what worked, I was able to get it working with susp-resume. My problem with susp-resume earlier was that I hadn't been using the right syntax. I just pasted the code into the appropriate section of the "bluetooth" file in /etc/apm.d/ and it worked. I'm sure that this isn't the best way to accomplish this (I couldn't figure out how to do commands as root in a script, so I used sudo), but it works. Anyone have a better way to write this?

Here is the bluetooth file from susp-resume. Only the "resume" section is changed.

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#!/bin/sh

PATH=$PATH:/usr/bin

case "$1" in
suspend)
  if [ "`/usr/sbin/hciconfig`" != "" ]; then
     hcitool dc `hcitool con | grep ACL | sed 's/^.*\([0-9A-F]\{2\}\(:[0-9A-F]\{2\}\)\{5\}\).*$/\1/'`
     hciconfig hci0 down
  fi
;;
resume)
  if [ "`/usr/sbin/hciconfig`" != "" ]; then
sudo /etc/rc.d/init.d/bluetooth stop;sudo cardctl eject 0;sudo cardctl insert 0;sudo /etc/rc.d/init.d/bluetooth restart
  fi
esac


Using this, the card works after a suspend (although you need to wait for a few seconds for the script to finish processing).
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double_d
post Oct 3 2005, 06:17 PM
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Cresho: if you cold provide detailed info on how to setup Ambicom BT2000-CF that would be great. I have the BT card as you mentioned - made in Taiwan but for the half year I had it I could not find a decent explanation on how to set it up on my SL-5600 (poodle) with OZ 3.5.3 installed. It could be perhaps to some missing packages such as bt950_cs as mentioned by some people who have it working. Most of the information out there unfortunately is by early adopters for their SL-5500 which is not relevant to my case.

WIll appreciate any input.

Thanks
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Cresho
post Oct 3 2005, 07:22 PM
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I am not sure how to set something like that up in open zaurus. Mines was setup on a sharprom 3.13 on a sl5500 and the same card on the c1000 with different bluez drivers.
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