On Thu, 2007-02-01 at 02:47 +0530, Rogue wrote:
A few days ago, I was trying to talk to some friends over Skype. And
was I in for a shock or what. I have FC 6 running on my Dell D810, and
I do not have an in-built mic. So i decided to connect my blue-tooth
headset to the system and use it for communicating, but I realized
that I couldn't do it easily!
Then I tried connecting an external headset (wired), and ran around a
lot of articles to figure out that I needed to turn on some settings
in the volume-controls, and though i could hear what I was screaming
into the mic (back into the earphones) I could not get it to work and
by then i had given up and decided to use the landline instead.
Now, coming back to the point, since both Windows and Mac provide an
easy to use interface when it comes to consuming external bluetooth
devices, I feel that we should also provide a similar interface.
Something that will help ease out the usability aspects of the
"Easy" is relative here, the OS X interface for using a device as a
modem over Bluetooth (ie, Dial-Up Networking) still has a ways to go,
and various 3rd-party software that I've used on Windows sucks too. I
personally think we can do somewhat better. But you're right, basically
everything Bluetooth sucks right now from a user-experience perspective
in Linux. I shouldn't have to touch config files to set up dialup