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From: Xamindar <junkxamindar@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Has anyone been able to get internet through a phone via bluetooth to work?
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 00:22:25
Message-Id: 45B55406.5000301@gmail.com
I got it to work in ubuntu on a friends computer in about 15 minutes but
gentoo has something seriously wrong with bluetooth. I have tried
everything I can think of. Is there something I am doing wrong here?
Anyone have any ideas? I have checked and rechecked my configuration
files but can't find any problems. My phone seems to be paired, I can
ping it and find out what services it operates. But it seems you can do
that even when it's not paired.

When the bluetooth service is started /dev/rfcomm0 is created and should
be linked to my phone. Here is my rfcomm.conf
*Code:*
#
# RFCOMM configuration file.
#

rfcomm0 {
# Automatically bind the device at startup
bind yes;

# Bluetooth address of the device
device 00:12:56:5a:92:59;

# RFCOMM channel for the connection
channel 8;

# Description of the connection
comment "My LG C500";
}

My DUN service on my phone should be on channel 8 (that what it shows on
other computers and this one) but I get the following error when I try
to connect. My phone does not do anything when I do this. But I noticed
that if I try to connect on channel 3 my bluetooth icon on my phone will
light up like it is prepared to do something. Only thing I can think of
is that bluetooth in gentoo (an older version than what is available I
beleive) doesn't support channel 8. But that just sounds stupid.
A simple rfcomm connect gives the following error:
*Code:*
rfcomm connect /dev/rfcomm0 00:12:56:5A:92:59 8
Can't create RFCOMM TTY: Address already in use



Any ppp program will also report the modem in use or not available.

Thanks for any help.
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