Bluetooth keyboards

Hrabosh zbynecek at
Tue Jul 5 00:16:38 CEST 2011

Any update on BT kayboard?

I got mine a few days ago and although it works with my Linux laptop
(connecting using Gnome panel applet), I'm not able to use it with FR.

I've found both articles on Wiki:

but the commands doesn't seem to be working. I'm getting the best
results with 

hdid --connect ADDRESS

after which command I have this in dmesg:

[10713.020000] Bluetooth: HIDP (Human Interface Emulation) ver 1.2
[10802.370000] input: Broadcom Corp.   Keyboard
as /devices/platform/s3c2410-ohci/usb1/1-1/1-1:1.0/bluetooth/hci0/hci0:42/input6
[10802.380000] generic-bluetooth 0005:0A5C:8502.0001: input: BLUETOOTH
HID v1.1b Keyboard [Broadcom Corp.   Keyboard] on 00:06:6E:17:29:5E

And if I cat /dev/input/event6 I can see some garbage on the screen
while pressing buttons on my keyboard. 

But If I open terminal or new message dialog, I can't see any letters
while typing on the keyboard.

 Thanks ,

Al Johnson píše v Po 02. 05. 2011 v 12:41 +0100:
> > >> >An alternative could be the one from the wiki:
> > >> >
> > >> >But there is no mention of qtmoko support?
> > > 
> > > The distro only has to serve the needed bt-tools,
> > > then everything will work.
> > 
> > I recently bought the following one:
> >  
> >
> > 
> > which is quite cheep, small and light.
> > It can pair with QtMoko but I can't use it for input. I tested it with
> > the iphone of a colleague and, indeed, it works.
> Did you connecting to the keyboard manually after pairing? Depending on 
> whether QtMoko is using bluez3 or bluez4 the method is slightly different, but 
> both are in the wiki:
> If it works after manual connection then adding a GUI for it should be 
> relatively simple. If it doesn't then some deeper investigation will be 
> needed.
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