Posted by: rydow | September 18, 2007

Sony ericsson as a bluetooth remote.

Under ubuntu do the following:

Edit /etc/blutooth/hcid.conf sectionHCI devices class 0x100100

Edit /etc/default/bluetooth (bluez-utils on older versions) HIDD_ENABLED=1

Run sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart (bluez-utils on older versions)

Pair the phone and the box from the phone (search and add bt devices)

Run hcitool scan to see the address of your phone and use that address to do

sudo hidd –connect 00:11:22:33:44:55

Before doing that I got error messages of the type:
"hidd[11565]: Rejected connection from unknown device 00:11:22:33:44:55"on ubuntu 7.04 and
"hidd[5087]: HID create error 84 (Invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character)" on ubuntu 6.06

Now it should be possible to connect from phone to box (amusements, remote). The steps have been tested to work on K750i, W810i and K810i

The above is condensed from these pages, first second

Note that much things from the second link does not apply on modern ubuntus.



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