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« on: September 02, 2006, 02:15:40 pm »
I just got my bluetooth card working, and now I would like to connect to my bluetooth mouse. The problem is, I don't know what command to use. Can anybody tell me what to use and how to tell if it's working (if it isn't obvious)?

Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2006, 03:47:46 pm »
Does nobody have a solution, or am I just not seeing something obvious?
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2006, 04:49:40 pm »
I don't have a solution, but usually info on devices and drivers can be found in dmesg... (this might give you an idea of whether it is successfully connected or not)
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2006, 09:26:54 pm »
I think the version of bluez that comes with pdaXrom (beta1 for me) is too old to include hidd, which is necessary for the mouse/kb support.
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2006, 09:47:42 pm »
Oh.   Well, I can try compiling a newer version.    Thanks, that accounts for "sudo hidd --connect ...." working like in Cacko.
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2006, 03:59:49 am »
Actually, many of the BT mice don't use HID profile, they use SPP instead. E.g., I have Porto BM-100BK mouse which clearly isn't HID, but I think it's possible to use it even with AirCable or other BT SPP device.

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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2006, 07:47:58 am »
I tried compiling the new bluez drivers, but am haveing some problems. ./configure works fine, but then when I say make, I get an error:

#make
make all-recursive
make[1]: Entering directory /mnt/card/bluez/bluez-libs-3.4
cp:../include: omitting directory

This is followed by the usual "leavind directory", etc.

Does anybody know what this error means, or how I can fix it?

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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2006, 05:03:28 am »
that dosent look like the error thats causing the problem, try doing a make clean and give it another go, sometimes you end up with x86 binaries in the source tree that need to be cleaned out

mouse over SPP, thats the most bizare thing i have heard of. however i have seen some USB odities like that that require specific drivers even thogh they shouldnt
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2006, 08:25:18 am »
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mouse over SPP, thats the most bizare thing i have heard of. however i have seen some USB odities like that that require specific drivers even thogh they shouldnt
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Cheap&dirty solution, what else did you want from these guys at Porto? Actually, I'm not 100% sure that all such mice use SPP, I'm just 100% sure they don't use HID. And I've heard that someone had managed to connect one of these mice via AirCable (on Cacko only, though, I've heard that pdaX didn't support AirCable yet).

P.S. Genius USB Bluetooth Traveller mouse is supposed to work with both built-in XP SP2 HID drivers and WM5 HID mouse profile. It works neither with XP SP2, nor with WM5, and, what's MUCH worse, there aren't even additional WM5 drivers for ANY BT mouse, either SPP or HID, with single exception of ThinkOutside Stowaway mouse, which is VERY expensive and VERY hard to get, if you're living outside US or Western Europe. And Stowaway drivers don't support any other HID mice, no-go.
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2006, 02:16:32 pm »
I tried the 'make clean', followed by a make with the same result. Any other ideas? Thanks for your help!
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2006, 12:12:08 pm »
OK, I cross-compiled bluez-libs. Now I'm trying for bluez-utils. It wants a newer version of dbus than the one that comes with Beta1. I looked for a newer ipk, but didn't see one. I just built the latest version, found here:

http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/d...48f432ad7dc53c8

I installed it (but forgot to remove the old one first), but when I tried ./configure again, it still didn't find it (this seems to happen with all of the libraries I try to compile). I uninstalled it, went into /usr/lib and removed all of the dbus libs, then reinstalled it with no luck. Can anybody shed some light on this? It seems to me that I am missing some step that is important for building libraries.

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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2006, 07:12:27 pm »
Progress update: I reflashed Beta1 and removed the dbus 0.21 package and replaced it with my own. The compiler still complains about having dbus 0.21. It looks like the gcc image doesn't know I changed the package. I found a reference to it in dbus-1.pc, and changed it. I got a new error saying that that file "appears to be empty". I assume there is some other way to fix this, but I don't know what it is. Does anybody know how to tell the zgcc image I have a new dbus package? I have tried unmounting and remounting it.

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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2006, 10:25:06 pm »
OK, I'm giving up. Can somebody compile some bluez-utils that support hidd so I can connect my mouse. I have packages for dbus 0.92 and bluez-libs 3.4 that I think are good if somebody wants them for compiling reasons. The sources can be found in these places:

BlueZ
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If there are solutions I can try myself (like rebuilding the zgcc image somehow), please let me know (either with instructions or with links to instructions, as I'm kind of a linux novice).

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2006, 12:11:50 am »
Unfortunately you need newer kernel modules to enable the HID support. I've just spent a day building and packaging bluez and So Many Rotten Dependencies (10+ ipks so far!) just to get obexftpd compiled, and it's still not enough for HID. I'm not set up to compile the modules... yet.

There are bluez 2.18 ipk's (which don't need the insane dependency updates but will support HID once the kernel modules are available) at http://justnews.ru/zaurus/ - but they don't currently include the startup scripts. I might repackage them to fix that if/when I get updated modules built.
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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2006, 12:20:21 am »
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Unfortunately you need newer kernel modules to enable the HID support. I've just spent a day building and packaging bluez and So Many Rotten Dependencies (10+ ipks so far!) just to get obexftpd compiled, and it's still not enough for HID. I'm not set up to compile the modules... yet.

There are bluez 2.18 ipk's (which don't need the insane dependency updates but will support HID once the kernel modules are available) at http://justnews.ru/zaurus/ - but they don't currently include the startup scripts. I might repackage them to fix that if/when I get updated modules built.
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