[sclug] USB Bluetooth

Alex Butcher lug at assursys.co.uk
Wed Nov 26 20:01:07 UTC 2008

On Wed, 26 Nov 2008, Graham Swallow wrote:

> After years of resisting, I have gone over to the mobile world.
> The carphonewarehouse sold me a Sagem my521X for ?20
> with a ?10 orange SIM. I am slightly confused, because the
> handset doesnt seem to be locked, and works well with ASDA!

That's mostly normal for Carphone Warehouse; I've read that because they're
large enough and sell from many different telcos it's in their interest to
only keep unlocked phones in stock (i.e. so they can be sold with different
SIMs as required) and the telcos have agreed that.

> although gmail java applet crashes, and no headphones.
> However I cant find a USB cable, so I need bluetooth
> </offtopic>
> <ontopic>
> Can anyone recommend a USB donge to do the bluetooth
> and the software to do the transfers. What will I see?
> a usb drive? Or something like kpilot?

Check the USB device compatibility list <http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/>.
I'm pretty sure they're much of a muchness; I bought a cheapo USB bluetooth
dongle from Aldi (the supermarket) and it worked out of the box with FC8.

Once the Bluetooth stack is installed, and the devices are paired, you can
just browse to the phone using Nautilus.

> Graham

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