Scanning Bluetooth with BlueZ

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  1. Searching_ _ _

    Searching_ _ _ Registered Member

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    I'm trying to use BlueZ to putz around. My laptop has built in BT.
    I'm using Debian. I've installed packages bluez-hcidump; bluez-utils; bluez-firmware.

    hcitool works but comes up empty using hcitool scan.
    Is functioning, lists options and version.

    lsmod | grep blue (returns)
    xxxxx 4 rfcomm,l2cap

    dmesg | grep blue (returns)
    (back to prompt)

    Do I have to enable anything in the kernel?
     
  2. iceni60

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    you probably saw this, all i did was search for BlueZ linux lol. it's a PDF!
    http://www.jeremythompson.uklinux.net/RH8-0/bluezhowto.pdf

    i didn't read it, but you can check your kernel version with uname -r or uname -a and manually load modules with modprobe.

    errors could be in /var/log/messages

    it's not much help lol.
     
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    Unfortunately it's not totaly relevent. Bluez has been incorporated into the 2.6 kernel.
    I found three other places online all similar to the pdf of your post.
    I checked the BlueZ website also.
     
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