[Gllug] Bluetooth

Russell Howe rhowe at siksai.co.uk
Mon May 21 19:04:24 UTC 2007

On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 12:37:21PM +0100, Progga wrote:
> On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 12:09:18PM +0100, Stephen Nelson-Smith wrote:
> > 
> > 2373-SG1 - yes, it indeed appears that mine doesn't either!
> > 
> > Silly old fellow.
> Recently I saw a Thinkpad R60 which has bluetooth.  I noticed that this machine 
> has a bluetooth indicator similar to the wireless indicator under the display.
> It looks like a small bug (in biological sense).  Maybe that's the easiest
> indicator.  I could even switch it on/off from KDE's network manager.

Unfortunately, laptop manufacturers tend to leave this in place even
when a particular model doesn't have bluetooth.

I'm not sure who bluetooth's implemented on laptops - it might be as a
miniPCI card. If so, you should see it in lspci and you might be able to
pick one up on ebay or something.

Otherwise, it's time to get a little USB bluetooth dongle, I guess.. if
you go for the mobile version of the Logitech diNovo keyboard set, I
guess that'll come with one, together with a nice keyboard and mouse :)

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