Bluetooth HID support
m_evmenkin at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 12 15:05:34 PST 2004
sorry for the delay :) ENOTIME :)
> I am curious on what the state of the bluetooth hid drivers are. We
> will sortly start some development on developing some bt hid devices and
> I'm looking to setup a unix workstation of some kind for it. Is there
> good enough support in FreeBSD 5.x for a bt keyboard or should I use a
> linux workstation for now.
the code is pretty much ready and working. i just need to clean it up
and commit. right now i do not have much time to do this.
> Also, it seems that just about all bt usb dongles use the same protocol
> looking through the linux bt usb database where they all use the same
> driver, though some need firmware installed. Is there a good chance
> then that if linux supports a specific dongle without any firmware
> requirements with the generic driver that it will work on FreeBSD as
> Linux's tested hw list is much greater and we've already purchased a
> belkin adapter.
ng_ubt(4) driver should support any bluetooth usb dongle that conforms
to the bluetooth specification. that is if the device works with linux
hci_usb driver it should work with ng_ubt(4).
certain belkin, d-link and other adapters use broadcom BCM2033 chip.
this chip needs firmware download. FreeBSD supports these devices via
ubtbcmfw(4) driver and bcmfw(8) utility. i have belkin F8T001 adapter
and it works.
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