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gino_rotormind
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:20 am    Post subject: Wireless mouse Reply with quote

I have a radtech BT500 bluetooth mouse and a G4 aluminium powerbook. I followed the instructions on http://dev.gentoo.org/~puggy/btmouse-howto/btmousehowto.html
and had the bluetooth mouse working for a few days. This was with gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.9-r14 with udev. I have upgraded to gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.10-r6 and the mouse no longer works. There is no longer any information on 2.6.9-r14 regarding which patches were applied to the kernel on the http://dev.gentoo.org/~dsd/gentoo-dev-sources/index.htm website so I don't know if I am missing an important patch for the kernel. Make oldconfig worked (i just copied the config across) so I assume that all the options were still available.

My .config is as follows:
Code:

CONFIG_BT=m
CONFIG_BT_L2CAP=m
CONFIG_BT_SCO=m
CONFIG_BT_RFCOMM=m
CONFIG_BT_RFCOMM_TTY=y
CONFIG_BT_BNEP=m
CONFIG_BT_BNEP_MC_FILTER=y
CONFIG_BT_BNEP_PROTO_FILTER=y
CONFIG_BT_HIDP=m

CONFIG_BT_HCIUSB=m
CONFIG_BT_HCIUSB_SCO=y
CONFIG_BT_HCIUART=m
CONFIG_BT_HCIUART_H4=y
CONFIG_BT_HCIUART_BCSP=y
CONFIG_BT_HICUART_BCSP_TXSRC=y
CONFIG_BT_HCIBCM203X=m
CONFIG_BT_HCIBFUSB=m
CONFIG_BT_HCIDTL1=m
CONFIG_BT_HCIBT3C=m
CONFIG_BT_HCIBLUECARD=m
CONFIG_BT_HCIBTUART=m
CONFIG_BT_HCIVHCI=m
CONFIG_NETDEVICES=y
CONFIG_DUMMY=m
..


My dmesg includes the following:
Code:

...
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
bluetooth: Unknown parameter 'l2cap'
Bluetooth: Core ver 2.7
NET: Registered protocol family 31
Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.6
Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
...


Furthermore, here is the output from lsmod:
Code:

...
hidp 18464 2
...
l2cap 31204 7 hidp
bluetooth 63820 hidp, l2cap
...

Are ALL the relevant modules are loaded??

The version of bluez-libs and bluez-utils are both 2.10.

The output of hidd --connet XX:XX:XX:XX is:
Code:
 Can't create HID control channel: No route to host


Furthermore
* the ls of /proc/bus/usb/ is empty
* hciconfig -a is empty
* i have used the hcid.conf script without modification
* i have used puggy's hidd script to start this at boot time

If there is any other information I can provide I am only to willing but I am lost as to were to locate the problem.

thanks in advance,
gino
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You shouldn't have to patch the .10 kernel as the bluez stack made it into the kernel. Can you upgrade bluez-libs and utils to the latest versions. Also, the hidd script is no longer necessary with modern bluez libs and utils as if you update /etc/init.d/bluetooth as etc-update will suggest the functionality is in there. Also, you should at least look at what updates the bluez updates might want to apply fo /etc/hcid.conf to see if it is releveant.

I will update the howto to reflect "the now" soon.

Puggy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 2:51 am    Post subject: Thanks for the help Reply with quote

I have update bluez-libs and bluez-utils to both 2.12. I also added bluez-sdp and bluez-pan as I noticed that the new bluetooth script will utilize these if they are installed. However, I can't find anywhere in any of these scripts where I can specify the address of the mouse. So I again tried:
Code:

hidd --connect XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX


Only to receive the same message:
Code:

Can't create HID control channel: No route to host


Oh well, I will wait for the latest update to your howto. How will I be able to find out when you have posted the new version??
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 4:07 am    Post subject: SOLVED Reply with quote

To those that offered assistance I am grateful. The solution to my wireless troubles was a result of kernel issues. Primarily I was using a .config from a number of kernel versions ago. I would copy it into the new linux directory and run make oldconfig. This process must be clearly wrong. The resulting kernel had no dynamic behaviour in regards to udev or sysfs. By doing a make mrproper and manually selecting the required options based on my old .config. This resulted in a working udev +sysfs. Additionally the patches regarding gensplash etc becomming visible. So in some way either my use of make oldconfig is wrong or it is broken. Once I had the kernel generate a hci0 device I was set and the tutorials worked fine. As a personal note it would be nice if the hci tools would report a message along the lines of you have no hci devices rather than no route to host success. Anyways, all good now and thanks again to those who offered their valuable time
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any word on if a bluetooth mouse inteferes with an 802.11x wireless card?
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 3:50 am    Post subject: Sorry, I can't help Reply with quote

Unfortunately, given I have a powerbook, I can't help with that because to my knowledge there are no known drivers for the internal apple extreme. I have not attempted to use external pcmcia wireless cards and have left it in the too hard basket. I would be interested to know the answer and how easy it is to get wireless using a pcmcia card.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't had a problem with using my Netgear WG511 and bluetooth simultaneously even in places that the airport extreme card can't reach (in OSX). Apparently the AE in powerbooks isn't amazing anyway because the metal case plays havoc with reception, although tbh, using my WG511 I can get much better signal and range than my girlfriend can on her AE enabled ibook.
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