bluetooth keyboards and /etc/rc.d/bluetooth
gamato at users.sf.net
Tue Apr 29 19:09:34 UTC 2008
Kevin Oberman wrote:
>> 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:
>>> 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
>>> 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?
>>> 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 as the handbook is clearly out of date.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
> am reading.
> In any case, the handbook is clearly out of date in this area and I will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.
I think you need to load vkbd (though I'm not 100% sure now). It can be
loaded from loader.conf[.local]
Then you always need hcsecd loaded and configured and bluetooth hosts
file configured is useful.
And the same for bthidd if you want to use BT mouse and/or keyboard.
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