[Coco] Coco to PC cable
John W. Linville
linville at tuxdriver.com
Thu Mar 12 11:04:04 EDT 2009
On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 10:53:21AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Thursday 12 March 2009, John W. Linville wrote:
> >You should be running hciconfig, looking for output similar to this:
> >hci0: Type: USB
> > BD Address: 00:1F:3A:32:45:71 ACL MTU: 1021:8 SCO MTU: 64:1
> > UP RUNNING PSCAN
> > RX bytes:966 acl:0 sco:0 events:62 errors:0
> > TX bytes:3390 acl:0 sco:0 commands:62 errors:0
> And I get:
> [root at coyote init.d]# hciconfig
> hci0: Type: USB
> BD Address: 11:11:11:11:11:11 ACL MTU: 672:3 SCO MTU: 48:1
> UP RUNNING PSCAN ISCAN
> RX bytes:1188 acl:0 sco:0 events:47 errors:0
> TX bytes:451 acl:0 sco:0 commands:47 errors:0
> >FWIW, my device seems to disappear with 2.6.29-rc7-wl, but I can see
> >it when running the stock F10 kernel, 220.127.116.11-170.2.35.fc10.x86_64.
> >Perhaps it has been broken upstream, or perhaps my 2.6.29-rc7-wl config
> >is lacking some magic, dunno. In any case, I'd advise you to try to
> >get things working with a stock Fedora kernel and then proceed from
> >there. :-)
> Looks like I need to somehow set a 'mac address' aka BD? Or is that hard
> coded in these things? From hciconfig's --help screen:
> putkey <bdaddr> Store link key on the device
> delkey <bdaddr> Delete link key from the device
> I assume these are the commands to change it. The question then is what to?
> Should it not be something from this line in an lsusb -v:
> 0e5e:6622=00:0e:5e:66:22:00, and assign the 2nd one I bought to
> 00:0e:5e:66:22:01 etc? This would be roughly following the usually assigned
> MAC addressing of an ethernet card I think.
Very odd -- I would definitely think that it would be hard-coded on
Anyway, I'm not sure putkey and delkey are the right commands for
changing that. But since you probably don't have tons of Bluetooth
devices around the house, a bogus MAC address is no big deal (so long
as the device actually works).
> Yes John, except for the patently bogus 'BD' address, we at least look alike.
> So I guess I wait till Roger T's bit of gear arrives. Its en-route someplace,
> on a donkey cart maybe. :)
I'm waiting on mine too. Hopefully Roger will use a reputable shipper... :-)
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