qtmoko v26 bluetooth headset

Radek Polak psonek2 at seznam.cz
Thu Sep 16 09:21:58 CEST 2010

On Thursday 16 September 2010 07:44:41 Jim Morris wrote:

> I have not tried to make a GSM call yet using the headset, but was
> wondering how far the BT integration has gone?

Once you connect to the headset (which looks is working for you) it should 
work automatically.

But there is problem with 2.6.29 kernel - you will have no sound until you get 
first incoming call. Then it should work good.

Gabrys (who did all the hard work to make it working) said that with newer 
kernels this problem is fixed. I am now testing qtmoko v27 with 2.6.34 kernel 
but i have my headset at home, so i cant try right now.

> 1. Should it work with a GSM call? If so what else has to be done to make
> it work? 2. Will the headset button answer an incoming call?

Yes. For me also the button was working. But beware some headsets which do not 
work well with freerunner [1] - i have Jabra which is ok, but motorola does 
not have sound.

> 3. Do I have to manually connect everytime I want to use the headset? or
> will it automatically connect when in range (like my other cells phones).

My jabra connects automatically to Freerunner when it's turned on.

> 4. I notice in the tools there is a start gsm bt audio fix, what does that
> do? does it need to be done every time I start up the phone or connect to
> the BT headset?

It's called automatically after connecting to the headset. I have it there for 
debugging purposes.

> Thanks all for the great work, this looks very good at last, maybe after
> waiting several years, if the BT headset stuff works, I can start using my
> FR as a phone ;) (BT handsfree is a legal requirement here).

I am not using headset for calls so i cant tell if it's daily use ready, but 
it would be interesting to hear some experience...

> I did contribute way back to the power monitoring for qtmoko and fixing
> some bugs in that code, and can contribute to making BT work seemlessly,
> if that is possible, but I need to know how far the current integration
> has gone, and if anyone is actually using BT for phone calls.

You are already in the "hall of fame" [2] :)

> I do not really need BT to work for the media players, or voice recording
> but it would be nice.

It works in qtmoko too - if your headset supports it. You will have to select 
something like "available services" from device context menu and then there 
should appear "connect A2DP" button. It's bug that the button does not appear 
automatically but then it should work.



[1] http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/List_of_bluetooth_headsets
[2] http://activationrecord.net/radekp/qtmoko/

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