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Sam Hell
Hello there,

i´ve got a problem with my AIRcable BT-Card (see picture).

This is no cf/sd-card, it´s using the (serial) IO-Port of the Z.
The manual says since the device uses the IO-Port, there is
no need for drivers like "bluez" etc., but the manual is for any
SHARP-based-Rom, not for pdaXrom.

The Problem:
- i´ve just want to get BT working for a network con to my pc and
my mobile, for sending and receiving pictures, data etc.

What i´ve done so far:
- plugged in the device. The blue led flashes once and then turns black.
- i´ve got no symbols in the tab or anywhere which reporting me the new device
- wether my mobile nor my pc finds the pda in the bt-search so far...

My problem is that i´m rather new to linux, but definetely want do use X11.
It may be a lot easier on any other OS, but i dislike the feel and touch of a pda-like
surface; that´s why the SHARP-based-Roms never get on my Z. wink.gif

If anyone of you got an idea how to get it working, or got the same device
and know how to do set it up (hope dies last wink.gif ), please tell me.

Any Tip is of use...

sorry for my english,
Have you gotten anywhere with this? I have an AirCable adaptor like yours, but have never been able to figure out how to use it, either...
Sam Hell
Im sorry, but i havent had the time for it the last weeks(months?),
but i dont plan to throw away my Aircable Adapter, and hopefully i find
a Solution for it.

Im now testing the new Version of xfce4 from this forum, and when its
up and running i try again on the Aircable...

I post it here as soon as i have a working AC wink.gif

you need to forget that it's a BlueTooth device.
The trick with the AirCable is, that it works like
a serial cable to your mobilephone.
The Zaurus will never know, that there's a
BlueTooth connection. All you need to do, is to
setup an IrDa connection profile and add in the
/etc/ppp/peers/IRDAxxxxx file a first line with
That's the way it works.
It's explained at
Unfortunately this page is actually not translated,
but i guess Babelfish will give you a good idea
what it means smile.gif


Marc Stephan
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