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timcuth
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[Solved] Bluetooth on PC?

I am always tuning, sometimes even the smallest things.

This morning, I noticed a bluetooth daemon starting on my Debian system. I don't use bluetooth on my system, so I ran update-rc.d to disable the daemon.

How would I tell whether my PC has Bluetooth capabilities, i.e., hardware? If I discover that it does have it, what would I use it for?

I have run "lspci -v" and don't see anything that specifically says bluetooth.

Tim
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graysonf
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Re: Bluetooth on PC?

Bluetooth is a comparably low bandwidth wireless network technology.

Some uses for it are communicating between a PC and cell phone, headset, mouse and keyboard, etc.

See: »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth


piper
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reply to timcuth
I don't use it, so ...

apt-get remove --purge bluetooth bluez-pcmcia-support

(running sysv-rc-conf in terminal will let you stop the process also)

you could try using, I have not used these in a long time, not sure if things have changed

lsusb | grep -i bluetooth

hcitool dev

hcitool scan

hcitool inq

hciconfig -a
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reply to timcuth
On my opensuse system, there is a an /etc/init.d/bluez-coldplug script that starts the bluetooth daemon when I plug in a bluetooth usb adapter.

udevadm trigger --subsystem-match=bluetooth --action=add


When the adapter is plugged in, lsusb shows

Bus 001 Device 017: ID 1131:1004 Integrated System Solution Corp. Bluetooth Device


The syslog reports

kernel: [914560.971083] usb 1-6.2.4: new full speed USB device number 16 using ehci_hcd
kernel: [914561.064203] usb 1-6.2.4: New USB device found, idVendor=1131, idProduct=1004
kernel: [914561.064208] usb 1-6.2.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
kernel: [914561.064211] usb 1-6.2.4: Product: ISSCEDRBTA
kernel: [914561.064213] usb 1-6.2.4: Manufacturer: ISSC
kernel: [914561.140069] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.16
kernel: [914561.140100] NET: Registered protocol family 31
kernel: [914561.140102] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
kernel: [914561.140104] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
kernel: [914561.140106] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
kernel: [914561.140118] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
kernel: [914561.156450] Bluetooth: Generic Bluetooth USB driver ver 0.6
kernel: [914561.170455] usbcore: registered new interface driver btusb
bluetoothd[28407]: Bluetooth daemon 4.96
bluetoothd[28408]: Starting SDP server
bluetoothd[28408]: D-Bus failed to register org.bluez.Proximity interface
bluetoothd[28408]: Parsing /etc/bluetooth/input.conf failed: No such file or directory
bluetoothd[28408]: Parsing /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf failed: No such file or directory
kernel: [914561.255596] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
kernel: [914561.255598] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
bluetoothd[28408]: Listening for HCI events on hci0
kernel: [914562.268023] Bluetooth: hci0 command tx timeout
kernel: [914572.364010] Bluetooth: hci0 command tx timeout


Other than those clues, I do not know if there is a better way to detect the presence of a bluetooth adapter. I only played with a few times after I bought it on ebay for a few bucks and quickly came to the conclusion that the speed was so slow in transfering data from my bluetooth phone it was not worth pursuing further.

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timcuth
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Ok, thanks everybody. I had already disabled the daemon, I was just wondering if there was any reason I would want to use it. Apparently there is not.

So, everything is cool.

Tim
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