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Bluetooth dongle

It's hard to know exactly what devices work with Linux, so here's a specific report of my dongle.

I purchased it from Fry's Electronics. It still appears to be for sale for $13, and looks like this: . IMPORTANT: it only supports Bluetooth v1.2, but it was enough for me.

Technical bits

Kubuntu box updated as of 2007.09.15
$ cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS \n \l

$ uname -a
Linux hostname 2.6.15-29-386 #1 PREEMPT Wed Aug 29 13:20:33 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

$ lsusb | grep -i blue
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 1131:1001 Integrated System Solution Corp. KY-BT100 Bluetooth Adapter

# tail /var/log/messages
Sep 13 19:11:50 pocketeer kernel: [17180759.384000] usb 3-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
Sep 13 19:12:01 pocketeer kernel: [17180769.804000] Bluetooth: HCI USB driver ver 2.9
Sep 13 19:12:01 pocketeer kernel: [17180769.808000] usbcore: registered new driver hci_usb
Sep 13 19:13:50 pocketeer kernel: [17180879.364000] Bluetooth: HIDP (Human Interface Emulation) ver 1.1-mh1

$ hciconfig
hci0:   Type: USB
        BD Address: 00:11:67:50:D2:D0 ACL MTU: 678:8 SCO MTU: 64:10
        RX bytes:3872 acl:128 sco:0 events:210 errors:0
        TX bytes:3217 acl:141 sco:0 commands:41 errors:0
$ hcitool scan
Scanning ...
        00:07:E0:63:2C:78       Kevin Wang
Now my laptop can see some of the bluetooth devices that I own! More about using the bluetooth dongle:
KJW - kjw@rightsock.com