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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:38 pm    Post subject: Mac mini & bluetooth Reply with quote

In a few days i will play with a mac mini :lol: anyone have tried a mobile headset (bt) to call with skype ??
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:01 am    Post subject: I haven't even gotten bluetooth woring. Reply with quote

I have a mac mini with gentoo-ppc installed onto it. But the bluetooth does not seem to work. If you or anybody knows how to just get it to work I would be happy.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have a mac mini with gentoo-ppc installed onto it. But the bluetooth does not seem to work. If you or anybody knows how to just get it to work I would be happy.


You have to be a little more verbose... :-) Two possibilities:

  • Have you activated the bluetooth support in the kernel (with HCIUSB driver) and emerge the user-space tools? There are a bunch of nice and helpful bluetooth howtos around in this forum, just search for "bluetooth howto" or something
  • If hciconfig gives you no devices you may need to run "hid2hci" because MacOS X switches the bt device to HID mode when using wireless keyboard or mouse



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:21 am    Post subject: Re: Mac mini & bluetooth Reply with quote

HunterD wrote:
In a few days i will play with a mac mini :lol: anyone have tried a mobile headset (bt) to call with skype ??


Is this a Gentoo and Mac OS X specific question? If it is Gentoo-specific what client are you going to use (the official skype-client for Linux is a binary for x86 and amd64 only :-( )?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:31 am    Post subject: I got it working! Reply with quote

Sorry for the vague post, I was getting a little frustrated.

The key to getting it all working was hid2hci utility. On the mac-mini the internal bluetooth module is usb. As soon as I ran hid2hci and restarted bluetooth I could do all the usual stuff. I then followed a guys post on these forums to get my keyboard to work.

I plan on writing up a complete post this weekend to get gentoo on the mac-mini.

I just have two more issues to get fixed and I want to get bootsplash working too.

Brian,
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