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    Red face Enableing Bluetooth

    Hi,

    I installed openSUSE 11 but bluetooth doesn't seem to work. In the System->Monitor menu I can see kinputwizard, kbluemon so i guess everything is installed. The problem might be that my bluetooth adapter(built-in) isn't enabled. How can I enable it and set it up correctly?
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    Default Enableing Bluetooth

    OK so I managed to get Bluetooth working, but now I have another problem. I can't find where to change the laptop's name, and other devices can't see the laptop(the laptop can see other devices).
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    Default Re: Enableing Bluetooth

    On Sun, 22 Jun 2008 10:36:04 GMT
    zolistir87 <zolistir87@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I installed openSUSE 11 but bluetooth doesn't seem to work. In the
    > System->Monitor menu I can see kinputwizard, kbluemon so i guess
    > everything is installed. The problem might be that my bluetooth
    > adapter(built-in) isn't enabled. How can I enable it and set it up
    > correctly?
    >
    >

    Hi
    On my toshiba notebook, I have had to patch the kernel to get bluetooth
    working.

    Anything show in the dmesg output? or hcitool? Have you enabled the
    services via YaST?

    Maybe some info on the hardware would help as well :-)

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    Default Re: Enableing Bluetooth

    to change the name, right-click on the bluetooth icon in the system tray,then click on adapters & you should be able to change it there
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    Default Re: Enableing Bluetooth

    The service is enables, because the laptop discovers other devices, it doesn't work the other way around though. I don't have a bluetooth icon, in the system tray. I'm using KDE 4.
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    Default Re: Enableing Bluetooth

    Ah! KDE4, dunno much about it, don't use it.Maybe someone who's using it can help,sorry

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    Default Re: Enableing Bluetooth

    Can't it be set from the command line then?
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    Default Re: Enableing Bluetooth

    Bluetooth mostly works in kde4, but kbluetooth hasn't been ported to kde4 yet, so it's nowhere near integrated. In kde 3.5, kbluetooth is automatically started when a bluetooth device is detected, but not so in kde4.

    Run kbluetooth from the command line and it'll add the bluetooth icon to your panel. Right click on the icon, select Configuration > Adapters and you'll be able to set the laptop to discoverable.

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    Default Re: Enableing Bluetooth

    Quote Originally Posted by coomac View Post
    Bluetooth mostly works in kde4, but kbluetooth hasn't been ported to kde4 yet, so it's nowhere near integrated. In kde 3.5, kbluetooth is automatically started when a bluetooth device is detected, but not so in kde4.

    Run kbluetooth from the command line and it'll add the bluetooth icon to your panel. Right click on the icon, select Configuration > Adapters and you'll be able to set the laptop to discoverable.
    Thanks. It worked like a charmer.
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    Default Re: Enableing Bluetooth

    Anyone managed to get a bluetooth headset working?
    I've been unsuccessful so far.
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    Carlos

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