[ILUG] suggestions on a USB<->Bluetooth dongle?
John A. Kinsella
John.Kinsella at ul.ie
Mon Apr 11 14:41:24 IST 2005
I've recently bought a Nokia 6230 & after a little initial confusion
and with a little help & a lot of Googling I can
upload/download files (mp3's, jpegs, mpegs) to/from phone.
I bought a bluetooth dongle from carphone warehouse where I got phone -
little purple one, works fine (about E40).
Sending stuff from phone to Linux "just works" on my aging FC1 setup.
gnome-obex-send just sends stuff "to the phone" & you engage in a
dialogue at the phone end to specify destination. Problem is that it
uses built-in memory which is limited, even if you have a 1Gb mmc.
obexftp is your friend if you want to send files to a specified memory
card & folder
Lidl recently had card readers for 14.99 which Linux supports, much
faster than bt if you want to send a lot of files.
Only thing that I needed the Windows Nokia software for is to build
playlists from the mp3's that I have sent to the phone.
On Fri, 2005-04-08 at 18:36, Brian Foster wrote:
> anyone have any suggestions on a USB↔bluetooth dongle?
> e.g., particularly good units, or units to avoid, or even
> just sage advice (or useful sites?).
> a few searches using google™ suggest these things just tend
> to work (on Linux, if the `bluez' et.al. s/w is installed,
> and with my distro (SUSE 9.1, kernel 2.6)). when there
> are problems, it _seems_ to usually be the other end?
> ATM, I am mostly just interested/curious what I can do with
> my mobile (yes, I broke down and got one, mostly 'cuz I'm
> looking for a new job (see my .sig, below)): Motorola v600.
> more google searches suggest that endpoint is a minor but
> not an insurmountable/unsolved issue.
> Experienced (20+ yrs) kernel/software Eng: | Brian Foster Montpellier,
> • Unix, embedded, &tc; • Linux; • doc; | blf at utvinternet.ie FRANCE
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