fso, debian, bluetooth headset: scripts in wiki not working?

arne anka openmoko at ginguppin.de
Sat Oct 25 19:30:32 CEST 2008

i tried the scripts in the wiki
> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Manually_using_Bluetooth#Bluetooth_Headset_on_Freerunner
after fixing a little typo in BtConfigure.py line 254 (missing self.  
before adapter) and changing all occurences of /home/root/ to /root/ (i  
think, it should look for the actual user's home directory) BtConfigure.py  
runs w/o errors -- but i still cannot pair.

the window pos up, list after a few moments the headest (sony ericson  
hbh-ds220) and clicking connects produces a lot of lines with xml and says  
a few times "Connected" but then it's only "Bonded" and that's about it.
no pin request, nothing. the headsetet stays in pairing mode until it  
times out and shuts itself down.

was somebody able to use a headset with those scripts? preferably debian,  
but even om200?.? ...

i heavily suspect debian, since bluetooth was always flaky and never got  
much attention -- but since a few weeks it seems to be broken totally (at  
least in unstable) and even with kdebluetooth (debian generously decided  
to drop all other means to provide a pin except the kde- and gnome-things)  
i never get a pin request and thus cannot pair.

More information about the support mailing list