[Coco] Coco to PC cable
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Mar 12 11:20:03 EDT 2009
On Thursday 12 March 2009, John W. Linville wrote:
>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, 184.108.40.206-170.2.35.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
>> 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...
Oooooh, that's a dig. :)
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