Author Topic: How to Enable support for blue tooth  (Read 7182 times)

Offline joe12

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How to Enable support for blue tooth
« on: February 25, 2010, 09:15:35 PM »
Hi All ,

what you need First :

  • Make sure Your up to date First !

    Open up the Terminal and type The following :
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sudo apt-get install bluez && sudo apt-get install bluez-utils  && sudo apt-get install bluez-gnome&&sudo apt-get install bluetooth bluez-alsa bluez-cups bluez-gnome bluez-utils python-bluez gnome-bluetooth gnome-phone-managerThis make sure Your ubuntu has the software thats needed.
now :
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sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart
    and restart your pc by : sudo restart  [/li]

The Blueman way
The Blueman way :
First install it by opening up the Terminal to install blueman and type the following :
to add the  repository now :
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:blueman/ppa9:04:
deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main
now install it :
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sudo apt-get update &&sudo apt-get install blueman
using the manger :
-go to the  system ,preferences and bluetooth  manger 
-add  your device 
- now you should be able to use your device 
- Their will be a icon in the notification area

The Gnome way
As Ubuntu finds  most bluetooth devices  there should be a icon in the notification area if not go to :
- System, preferences  ,Blue tooth  to add your device

The Terminal way for keyboards & mouse's
1) open up the terminal and type :
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sudo hcitool scan now this will get the  MAC addresses (XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX) of all available devices make note of the one you would like to use

2)to configure ubuntu to use it :
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sudo gedit /etc/bluetooth/hcid.conf
at the bottom replace( if or both )  KEYBOARD_ADDR and MOUSE_ADDR for the keyboard and mouse MAC addresses you made a note of .

3) restart the service that look afters blue tooth by : 
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sudo /etc/init.d/bluez-utils restart
4) now sudo hidd --connect XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
replacing the xss with your Mac  .

5) to pair if needed :
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sudo hidd --search
Helpful links
bugs open with blue tooth :

and a list of working Devices see :
others :

« Last Edit: August 10, 2010, 04:24:30 PM by joe12 »

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How to Enable support for blue tooth
« on: February 25, 2010, 09:15:35 PM »