bluetooth keyboards and /etc/rc.d/bluetooth
oberman at es.net
Mon Apr 28 16:55:17 UTC 2008
> From: "Ronald Klop" <ronald-freebsd8 at klop.yi.org>
> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 10:33:28 +0200
> Sender: owner-freebsd-stable at freebsd.org
> On Sun, 27 Apr 2008 23:52:52 +0200, Torfinn Ingolfsen
> <torfinn.ingolfsen at broadpark.no> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Today I set up a bluetooth keyboard on a FreeBSD machine for the first
> > time. The machine is running FreeBSD 7.0-stable:
> > root at kg-vm# uname -a
> > FreeBSD kg-vm.kg4.no 7.0-STABLE FreeBSD 7.0-STABLE #10: Sat Apr 12
> > 21:42:55 CEST 2008 root at kg-vm.kg4.no:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
> > amd64
> > I used the Handbook chapter about bluetooth (which needs updating as
> > it doesn't mention bthidd at all) and mailing list messages as my guide.
> > Basically, I found out that I needed to set up hcsecd(8) and bthidd(8)
> > in order for this to work. You can read more ramblings about this
> > experience on my "various hardware" page. I wrote a mini how-to
> > about the setup here, in case anyone is interested.
> > I haven't worked with netgraph before. Netgraph devices aren't
> > supposeed to create device node (names) in /dev, right?
> > where does /etc/rc.d/bluetooth fit in the picture? Do I need to use
> > that at all?
> > References:
> > 1) http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/network-bluetooth.html
> > 2) http://geekinfo.net/article.php?story=20080427222204364
> > 3) http://tingox.googlepages.com/freebsd_various_hw
> You can mail to freebsd-bluetooth at freebsd.org to. There are some
> responsive people with the right knowledge overthere.
rc.bluetooth was "retired" a year ago and is no longer a part of recent
That said, I am also unsure of how to get Bluetooth working for my Treo
as the handbook is clearly out of date. I see several Bluetooth files in
/etc which probably allow things to work without rc.bluetooth, but I am
unsure of how to configure them. There is a man page on hcsecd which I
In any case, the handbook is clearly out of date in this area and I will
try to figure it out as available time allows.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at es.net Phone: +1 510 486-8634
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