Act as HIDD and more

kenneth marken k-marken at
Mon Feb 18 19:17:43 CET 2008

On Monday 18 February 2008 18:54:17 Shawn Rutledge wrote:
> On Feb 18, 2008 10:31 AM, Christopher Earl <earlc8451 at> wrote:
> > I want my Neo to act as HIDD, I *think* the command is  hidd --server 
> > but i get an error: Address in use, any ideas.
> I haven't tried it on the phone yet, but last night I bought the Apple
> BT keyboard and got it working for my MythTV box.
> hcitool scan
> to "discover" the keyboard and get its BT address; then
> hidd --connect BTADDR
> at which point pairing begins.  You make up a PIN, type it on the
> keyboard (e.g. 0000 <enter>) then you should see the BT PIN prompt pop
> up on your computer (or phone) and you type the same PIN there.  It's
> a little clumsy, I wish BlueZ would auto-pair in the case that the PIN
> is 0000.  At least it's only necessary once.  But if I want to use the
> same keyboard with multiple devices then I suppose it will have to be
> re-done each time.  Also you should configure in
> /etc/bluetooth/hcid.conf to require a role-switch, so that the
> keyboard is always the slave (change "accept" to "master").

iirc, you can set a default pin in the "pin" file, and it comes preset to 

> > Also I have been testing Playstation 3 hardware, I bought the $10
> > Recharging dock for the controllers, works with GTA01 Charges well(its
> > just a mini-USB dock) but hides the power button.
> You are using that to charge the phone?  Sounds useful.
> Like this?
> I'd like to find a "smart" charger for the car eventually.  (I seldom
> take the Neo out of the house anyway, but that day is coming when the
> power management stuff gets better.)
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