- After lots of floundering around like a brainless Noob, I finally downloaded, installed, and configured the RIGHT BlueZ version, and it works! Kudos to Tumnus, who did a good job of porting, and a good job of ignoring useless drivel from someone who should have just been paying more attention to start with. (vaccuous drool)
- But there is some wierdness, which is to be expected. BlueZ on the CxK is, after all, *alphaware*. (wide grin) Here's what I notice:
1. It doesn't seem to pair "permanently".
- I have to keep putting the phone into "Show always" mode on BT before the Z will find and connect to it, sort of like it has to search and find before it will pair. If I set the phone to "Wait for pairing" so I get the Z into the phone's "permanent" pairing list, it never does "pair" from there. I think if I can get the Z into the phone's permanent list, I won't have to set the phone to "Show always" in order to use it as a modem.
- It may not be possible to do this, but if I can, I'd like to be able to link to my phone without having to leave it exposed to the world via BT. I'm certainly brand-spanky new at the entire BT thing, having just jumped in with both feet last Saturday when the AmbiCom arrived. (wide grin)
2. It seems to lose DNS.
- When I surf, in either Opera 7.3 or the "native" NetFront, I can load two or three pages, then it just stops resolving names for some reason. When this happens, I can't l2ping anything, either, which implies something has gone awry in BlueZ, as opposed to the browser not using the link correctly.
- When this happens, it's usually an effort to get it working again. I haven't yet figured out a reliable sequence to restore operation. I do know that popping the CF without using "Eject Card" first locks up hiroshi such that I have to use the reset button to get going again.
- I'm using an LG PM325 with the v18 SW upgrade that xqlan (sp?) mentioned, and the BlueZ alpha4 drivers on a C1000 w/ an AmbiCom BT2000E CF (yellow sticker).
- As an aside, I'd be delighted to build BlueZ myself, so as to be running a "debug" version of the drivers. I do have an entire build environment installed, but I'm an even more rank Noob at Z development than I am at BT. I'm old at with C/C++, just not on the Z. (wink) If someone could toss me a clue on how to get BlueZ set up for compilation, I'd be as happy as if I knew what I was doing. So far I haven't located anything of that nature via numerous web searches, but I'll keep looking in lieu of any response here.
- Thanks for your time!...