question about bluetooth

Hi Folks,

I don’t have a problem, more of a question
I have a Sony Vaio laptop with built in bluetooth
It came with Vista and I’m now dual booting with 11.2
11.2 is great, all the non-standard hardware just works
so, I have a bluetooth mouse
to get it to work I have to boot into windows and unpair it from the machine, then go into 11.2 and go through the procedure to pair it again
is this just a fact of life with bluetooth, that it can only be paired to one thing at a time? I can imagine the mouse thinks the laptop running under 2 different OS’s is 2 different machines
it makes it a pain to go from 1 OS to the other. sometimes the pairing process doesn’t go quite right and it’s a pain to recover (like last night:P)


The machine has a bluetooth address that is same under Windo$ and Linux. The name of the device may be different and that may be causing the problem (I am not very sure about this). You can set up the same name in both the OS.
Under Linux, look at the /etc/bluetooth/main.conf


so it’s pairing with the hardware, not the OS
I’ll look into what you suggested and let you know what I find


I’m guessing you’re talking about the name of the hardware in 11.2
this looks like the relevant line

# Default adaper name
# %h - substituted for hostname
# %d - substituted for adapter id
Name = %h-%d

any idea how to figure out what to set it to?


I was having the same problem. Make sure the hostname in SUSE matches with the computer name in Windows 7. Once I did that the problems went away.