Dell Inspiron 1525 (Bluetooth card)

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Dell Inspiron 1525 (Bluetooth card)

Post#1 by Jack » 23 Jun 2016, 23:27

I'm able to put a bluetooth card in the Dell laptop I have. The model is DELL Truemobile 360 Bluetooth Card. My question is will it work or supported with Porteus?
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Re: Bluetooth card

Post#2 by brokenman » 24 Jun 2016, 02:12

I have a bluetooth USB dongle that works in rc3. Don't see why a card should not work.
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Re: Bluetooth card

Post#3 by Jack » 24 Jun 2016, 02:21

Thanks brokenman

I watch a youtube video on bluetooth for my laptop. So I did what the video said I open up my laptop and look for the cable and it was there and I found the bluetooth card on eBay that was in the video. That is why I'm asking question about it.
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1525 (Bluetooth card)

Post#4 by Jack » 16 Jul 2016, 20:20

How far will a bluetooth from a laptop to a device in feet or meter?
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1525 (Bluetooth card)

Post#5 by Jack » 18 Jul 2016, 02:54

I put the bluetooth card in the Laptop to day how can I test in Porteus Mate? When I turn on the Laptop on a blue light came on so that might be a good thing. When I first turn Laptop on it told me to add to start programs and now it says remove from start programs so I know that part works. There is Start Program Manager but not thing happen. This just a thought do I need a bluetooth device to check it? Hope someone
knows.

Bluetooth is in the list below.

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lsmod output:

Module                  Size  Used by
sha256_ssse3           18176  1
sha256_generic          9152  1 sha256_ssse3
hmac                    2176  1
drbg                   11968  1
ansi_cprng              2948  0
ctr                     2880  2
ccm                     5760  2
ipv6                  224281  65
wl                   6225244  0
btusb                  22338  0
btrtl                   3328  1 btusb
btbcm                   4928  1 btusb
btintel                 5120  1 btusb
dell_smm_hwmon          5604  0
arc4                    1728  2
bluetooth             220345  5 btbcm,btrtl,btusb,btintel
iwl3945                37184  0
input_leds              2432  0
iwlegacy               31176  1 iwl3945
firewire_ohci          22680  0
coretemp                4740  0
i915                  832160  3
led_class               2760  2 iwlegacy,input_leds
mac80211              237440  2 iwl3945,iwlegacy
snd_hda_codec_idt      36288  1
firewire_core          34412  1 firewire_ohci
snd_hda_codec_generic    36224  1 snd_hda_codec_idt
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     23745  2
i2c_i801                9356  0
crc_itu_t               1408  1 firewire_core
snd_hda_intel          16960  3
snd_hda_codec          56704  4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_intel
cfg80211              151176  4 wl,iwl3945,iwlegacy,mac80211
snd_hda_core           30024  5 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
sky2                   35976  0
snd_hwdep               3976  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm                50384  4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_core
rfkill                 10640  3 cfg80211,bluetooth
shpchp                 18502  0
snd_timer              14244  1 snd_pcm
intel_agp               8576  0
intel_gtt               9032  2 i915,intel_agp
firmware_class          5064  7 i915,iwl3945,btbcm,btrtl,btusb,snd_hda_intel,btintel
wmi                     5698  0
fjes                   14592  0
acpi_cpufreq            5152  0
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1525 (Bluetooth card)

Post#6 by wread » 18 Jul 2016, 18:55

@jack
1- The bluetooth sign shows in the panel,
2- Clicking it asks for a new device
3- You can try to connect your mobile phone,
4- If it connects you can transfer photos, videos, etc.

I have an USB Bluetooth adapter and it works ok, a Bluetooth card should do the same, I guess...

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Re: Dell Inspiron 1525 (Bluetooth card)

Post#7 by Jack » 01 Aug 2016, 01:37

The bluetooth I put in my Laptop is this model "DELL Truemobile 360 Bluetooth Card for Inspiron 1420 1520 1525 1526 1720 Module" any help would be great. This all new to me I have use any bluetooth.

This is in a message above and about bluetooth.

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bluetooth             220345  5 btbcm,btrtl,btusb,btintel
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1525 (Bluetooth card)

Post#8 by Jack » 01 Aug 2016, 01:44

wread wrote:@jack
1- The bluetooth sign shows in the panel,
2- Clicking it asks for a new device
3- You can try to connect your mobile phone,
4- If it connects you can transfer photos, videos, etc.

I have an USB Bluetooth adapter and it works ok, a Bluetooth card should do the same, I guess...

Good luck!
1. There no bluetooth in panel.
2. In menu there is bluetooth adapters and bluetooth manager I click on both they run but close.
3. I don't have a smart phone.
4. Can't connects at all cause not running I don't think.
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1525 (Bluetooth card)

Post#9 by brokenman » 02 Aug 2016, 02:16

Can someone please make a short tutorial on how to connect a bluetooth device using blueman?

Jack first try opening a root console and entering:

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chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.bluetooth
/etc/rc.d/rc.bluetooth start
Now in the System menu at the top try to select the bluetooth manager. Choose the enable bluetooth and a manager GUI shoudl open. From there you can add your device. I have not tested it thoroughly as yet.
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1525 (Bluetooth card)

Post#10 by Jack » 02 Aug 2016, 02:42

brokenman wrote:Can someone please make a short tutorial on how to connect a bluetooth device using blueman?

Jack first try opening a root console and entering:

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chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.bluetooth
/etc/rc.d/rc.bluetooth start
Now in the System menu at the top try to select the bluetooth manager. Choose the enable bluetooth and a manager GUI shoudl open. From there you can add your device. I have not tested it thoroughly as yet.
brokenman here is the output what you told me to do. When I select bluetooth manager it start but then it close.

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guest@porteus:~$ su
Password: 
root@porteus:/home/guest# chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.bluetooth
root@porteus:/home/guest# /etc/rc.d/rc.bluetooth start
Starting Bluetooth services:  bluetoothd hciconfig sdptool hciattach
root@porteus:/home/guest#
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I know it will work in Linux cause in Manjaro it run and it will let me add a device.
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1525 (Bluetooth card)

Post#11 by brokenman » 02 Aug 2016, 04:19

Start it from a terminal: blueman-manager

Post the output.
It is most probably closing due to some missing python files. Next version will fix that.
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1525 (Bluetooth card)

Post#12 by wread » 02 Aug 2016, 12:11

@jack
My rc.local says:

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#!/bin/sh
#
# /etc/rc.d/rc.local:  Local system initialization script.
#
# Put any local startup commands in here.  Also, if you have
# anything that needs to be run at shutdown time you can
# make an /etc/rc.d/rc.local_shutdown script and put those
# commands in there.
#
# install swapfile in harddisk if previously configured
if [ -a /mnt/sda1/swapfile.porteus ]; then
	echo "installing existing swapfile to hardisk sda1..."
	swapon /mnt/sda1/swapfile.porteus
fi
#
# create shared memory folder in /dev
    [ -a /dev/shm ] || mkdir -m 1777 /dev/shm
#
# Start the SSH daemon:
if [ -a /etc/rc.d/rc.sshd ]; then
    echo "starting ssh daemon..."
    chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.sshd 
    sleep 0.5
    /etc/rc.d/rc.sshd start
fi
#
# Start the Samba Server with minimal smb.conf
if [ -a /etc/rc.d/rc.samba ]; then
    echo "starting samba server..."
    cp /etc/samba/smb.conf-sample /etc/samba/smb.conf
    chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.samba
    /etc/rc.d/rc.samba start
fi
#
# Start the bluetooth daemon in background
if [ -a /etc/rc.d/rc.bluetooth ]; then
    echo "starting bluetooth daemon..."
    /etc/rc.d/rc.bluetooth start
fi
#
As you see, the last block is dedicated to bluetooth..
You can put a similar file in /rootcopy/etc/rc.d or make a module of it and put it in "modules" (loads faster!).

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Re: Dell Inspiron 1525 (Bluetooth card)

Post#13 by Jack » 02 Aug 2016, 12:14

@brokenaman,

Here is that error again. And why it won't start youtube and now bluetooth.

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guest@porteus:~$ blueman-manager
Could not find platform independent libraries <prefix>
Consider setting $PYTHONHOME to <prefix>[:<exec_prefix>]
ImportError: No module named site
guest@porteus:~$ 
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1525 (Bluetooth card)

Post#14 by brokenman » 03 Aug 2016, 00:32

Please look in the testing folder on the server. There are some modules in the rc4 folder which are up to date. Be aware that you will need to boot into runlevel 3 (text mode) then log in as root and run:

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cache-module
slim
Check if the bluetooth works after replacing your existing modules with the ones in the testing folder: http://dl.porteus.org/x86_64/testing/
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1525 (Bluetooth card)

Post#15 by wread » 03 Aug 2016, 01:27

@jack
Python lives in 07-printing. Do you have it installed?
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