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Bluetooth Woes

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:57 pm
by akatsuki
So, I wanted to make my pi an A2DP Sink, I have been following mainly monkey houses tutorial http://kmonkey711.blogspot.de/ ; so here are the details for my adaptor

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lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9512 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
its a cheap bluetooth module, I cracked it open its a CSR Chip based module ( The datasheet is locked by CSR themselves) I am more of an low level hardware EE than CSE.

anyways, I know the bluetooth service is running

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/etc/init.d/bluetooth status
[ ok ] bluetooth is running.
but when I scan It doesn't show any of the devices not my laptop or any of my mobiles (2x Nokia E71 and a Samsung S3)

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pi@raspberrypi // $ hcitool scan
Scanning ...
pi@raspberrypi // $ sudo hcitool scan
Scanning ...

Anything I am doing wrong ?

When I try to establish a connection with my phone ( The problem in pairing that works and yes I have added to trusted

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bluez-test-device trusted XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX yes
) it fails "Connection could not be established".

Any help or insights on what I am doing wrong would be appreciated!!

Re: Bluetooth Woes

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:36 am
by OtherCrashOverride
I had this issue too. For me the solution was to plug the bluetooth USB device directly into the Pi's USB port instead of an external hub. Check the system log for device timeout messages.

Re: Bluetooth Woes

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:41 am
by akatsuki
The bluetooth is plugged directly into the pi's usb port and not via a hub.

Re: Bluetooth Woes

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:14 am
by Cloudcentric
Have you installed all the Bluez packages, I also install the Blueman GUI

bluez
bluez-firmware
blueman
bluez-utils
bluez-tools

Re: Bluetooth Woes

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:48 pm
by akatsuki
I do have installed the Bluez Packages but how do you install the blueman GUI? its not showing up under preferences.

Re: Bluetooth Woes

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:59 pm
by Cloudcentric
akatsuki wrote:I do have installed the Bluez Packages but how do you install the blueman GUI? its not showing up under preferences.
If you apt-get install blueman it will be under Preferences in lxde menu "bluetooth maanger"