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Re: A bluetooth problem

Rodolfo Medina wrote:

>>>> I just bought a bluetooth adapter and plugged it in the PC, which can see
>>>> it:
>>>>  $ lsusb
>>>>  Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
>>>>  Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
>>>>  Bus 002 Device 006: ID 1131:1001 Integrated System Solution Corp.
>>>>  Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0421:0410 Nokia Mobile Phones 6630 Imaging
>>>>  Smartphone
>>>>  Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
>>>> But my Nokia 6630 doesn't see the PC's bluetooth device: it searches for
>>>> bluetooth devices and says: noone found.  What am I missing?

Dal <mldal@linuxsystem.cz> writes:

>>> maybe your computer is invisible, check
>>> /var/lib/bluetooth/<mac_of_your_bt_adapter>/config
>>> and there should be on the first line something like
>>> mode connectable (or something like that, it means it's not discoverable,
>>> just connectable)
>>> You can set it discoverable using this:
>>> $ dbus-send --system --type=method_call --print-reply --dest=org.bluez
>>> /org/bluez/hci0 org.bluez.Adapter.SetMode string:discoverable
>>> but this will work until timeout, so you need to run this
>>> $ dbus-send --system --type=method_call --print-reply --dest=org.bluez
>>> /org/bluez/hci0 org.bluez.Adapter.SetDiscoverableTimeout uint32:0
>>> You set discoverable timeout to 0.


>> Thanks indeed.
>> Yes, the file /var/lib/bluetooth/00:11:67:64:CB:18/config contains the line
>>  mode discoverable
>> ; since I gave the second command you suggest, a second line appeared:
>>  discovto 0
>> , but that command seems to produce no result.  Instead, the first command
>> you
>> suggest seems to work, but only for a limited time.


> actually the second command should set up the timeout to 0, so no limited
> time, when I run it it produces:
> dbus-send --system --type=method_call --print-reply --dest=org.bluez
> /org/bluez/hci0 org.bluez.Adapter.SetDiscoverableTimeout uint32:0
> method return sender=:1.4 -> dest=:1.11 reply_serial=2
> and in that config file is
> mode discoverable
> discovto 0
> And it works just fine with my SE. Anyway I'm not sure, but I had some
> problems with N6230i and bluetooth, that my laptop it didn't see even if it
> was discoverable. Just after pairing it saw that phone.
> Try to run hcid by hand and don't let him to fork.
> hcid -n -f /etc/bluetooth/hcid.conf and watch what it prints, maybe it'll
> help.
> (you have to kill the hcid daemon automatically started by
> /etc/init.d/bluetooth script.
> Have you possibility to try bluetooth with other BT device or non-Nokia mobile
> phone?

No, the only BT device I have is my Nokia 6630.  But it's strange, because the
second command you suggest gives the following output:

$ dbus-send --system --type=method_call --print-reply --dest=org.bluez /org/bluez/hci0 org.bluez.Adapter.SetDiscoverableTimeout uint32:0
method return sender=:1.0 -> dest=:1.3

and nothing happens, whereas the first one:

$ dbus-send --system --type=method_call --print-reply --dest=org.bluez /org/bluez/hci0 org.bluez.Adapter.SetMode string:discoverable
method return sender=:1.0 -> dest=:1.4

works, i.e. the PC is recognized by the phone after pairing them, but -
according to my last test - only for a limited time.

the hcid command is `not found' by my system.


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