Ronald Klop ronald-freebsd8 at
Wed Apr 20 13:18:35 PDT 2005

On Wed, 20 Apr 2005 22:13:10 +0200, Ronald Klop  
<ronald-freebsd8 at> wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Apr 2005 12:51:54 -0700, Maksim Yevmenkin  
> <maksim.yevmenkin at> wrote:
>> Ronald,
>   [ removed a lot of text ]
>> looks like the phone has both keyboard and the mouse part. do you know  
>> if phone sends mouse events (if you move joystick i guess)? how about  
>> running 'hcidump' while pressing buttons on the phone?
>>> # bthidcontrol -a phone query > /etc/bluetooth/bthidd.conf
>>>  # bthidd -d
>>> <select 'control external device' on my phone>
>>> bthidd[786]: Accepted control connection from 00:0f:de:78:93:d8
>>> bthidd[786]: Accepted interrupt connection from 00:0f:de:78:93:d8
>> that looks fine. it means there is a hid session between phone and the  
>> computer. please use hcidump to see if there is any hid events going  
>> from the phone.
>>> And now I'm stuck. I don't see a new device in /dev or a msg in   
>>> dmesg/console.
>> there wont be any device. the mouse part *might* work. btw try to run  
>> bthidd on console (not on xterm).
> I understand more now. I need to run moused to make it work. With moused  
> I can use my phone to control the mouse-pointer and mouse-buttons on the  
> console. I think I need to set up X11 to use moused for this to work on  
> X also. Does this work?

BTW, this is very cool stuff. With some more tweaking I can remote control  
my laptop with my phone during presentations.

  Ronald Klop, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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