James Pifer wrote:
>> I go to the official bluez-utils web site and their
>> basically says "You don't want to look at our docs, they suck.".
>> I go to the official bluetooth web site and their documentation either
>> tells me why I ought to be making bluetooth devices or talks about
>> radio spectrum and communications layers.
>> Where is the web page that explains to a human what the gibberish
>> in the hcid.conf man page actually means?
>> All I'm trying to do is arrange for my bluetooth keyboard (which definitely
>> works with manual poking and prodding) to work automatically once
>> my fedora 8 system has booted. Seems like it ought to be a simple task :-).
> I have given up on BT for the moment. Under Windows there's a utility
> which shows the mouse, the keyboard, the printer, and all the nearby
> cell phones. Under Linux there's an icon which you can click (using a
> PS2 mouse) which does nada. And after downloading all the bluez stuff
> without reading the documentation (there is none on using the software,
> as you note), no amount of clicking, typing, or swearing made anything
I've had similar experiences. I'm actually running OpenSuse 10.3 on my
laptop now. I'm running gnome but I have to run kbluetooth to get the
mouse to work. Couldn't get gnome to see it at all. Even with
kbluetooth, the mouse quits after a certain amount of inactivity.
Haven't figured out how much though. When this happens I have to
manually make kbluetooth reconnect. Very frustrating.
People wou use a GUI instead of the command line... ;-)
Since I actually stumbled over what looks like the answer, see the "-t"
option of the hidd command.
Now if I could get the --search command to *find* anything I would be
happy. But changing the timeout may solve your problems. And yes, dmesg
seems to show HID initializing, hidd runs fine, just doesn't see
anything. Like a keyboard, mouse, printer, and two cell phone sitting on
top of the &^%&^%&^ case! Bah!
Same mouse and same laptop running Vista I never had these issues.
was found easily and never disconnected.
No way in hell...
Bill Davidsen <davidsen(a)tmr.com>
"We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked." - from Slashdot