[ILUG] suggestions on a USB<->Bluetooth dongle?
Philip Trickett (List)
phil-ml at techworks.ie
Wed Apr 20 11:04:39 IST 2005
On Wed, 2005-04-20 at 05:20 +0200, Brian Foster wrote:
> yes, it's a Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR).
> BTW, I've _not_ heard/read before the claim only
> CSR works out-of-the-box. you could be correct,
> but I know of no confirmation of this?
My MSI 6967 USB dongle works out of the box.
Plug it in, wait about 5 seconds, and off I go.
I have no problem with unplugging without bringing the device down
either. Only thing I notice, is that my mouse is unresponsive while the
dongle is being initialised. (Which is not that surprising, seeing as it
Running Fedora Core 4 Test 2 if that is of any help:
[phil at unagi ~]$ /usr/sbin/hciconfig -a
hci0: Type: USB
BD Address: 00:10:DB:E0:42:23 ACL MTU: 192:8 SCO MTU: 64:8
UP RUNNING PSCAN ISCAN
RX bytes:5599 acl:191 sco:0 events:328 errors:0
TX bytes:5175 acl:263 sco:0 commands:50 errors:0
Features: 0xff 0xff 0x0f 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Packet type: DM1 DM3 DM5 DH1 DH3 DH5 HV1 HV2 HV3
Link mode: SLAVE ACCEPT
Service Classes: Unspecified
Device Class: Miscellaneous,
HCI Ver: 1.1 (0x1) HCI Rev: 0x20d LMP Ver: 1.1 (0x1) LMP Subver:
Manufacturer: Cambridge Silicon Radio (10)
[phil at unagi ~]$ uname -a
Linux unagi 2.6.11-1.1236_FC4 #1 Mon Apr 11 12:18:02 EDT 2005 i686 i686
Also, do you use Gnome or KDE? The GNOME bluetooth tools are good for
One other nice utility:
Works on SE phones, so sorry Brian, but Tim, you might have some fun
with it. Works great with my T630.
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