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  1. #1
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    btConsole "no serial port found"

    Hi
    I have been trying this for a few days now. At my wits end.
    I have an E61i and Ubuntu (laptop) with Anycom Bt dongle.The dongle works fine. It sees both myE61i and Blackberry(so I know theres no problem with it)
    I am trying to get the bluetooth(bt) console to work.

    I can access the c: and e: drive on E61i through bt, however, when I register a serial port, E61 says "no serial ports found".
    Here is what I am doing.

    $ hcitool dev ( it returns my phones name and address)
    $ sdptool add --channel=3 SP ( I assume you just pick a random channel..I have tried 2, 5)
    $ rfcomm listen rfcomm0 3 ( I have seen some cases where it is rfcomm3 3... whats the difference)

    I get the ff. message
    ...waiting for connection on channel 3

    then I go to E61i btconsole in python and
    select my computer for connection.

    "no serial ports found"

    I am wasting too much time on this thing. Why arent my devices talking .Any help is appreciated.

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    Re: btConsole "no serial port found"

    Quote Originally Posted by myxolam View Post
    Hi
    I have been trying this for a few days now. At my wits end.
    I have an E61i and Ubuntu (laptop) with Anycom Bt dongle.The dongle works fine. It sees both myE61i and Blackberry(so I know theres no problem with it)
    I am trying to get the bluetooth(bt) console to work.

    I can access the c: and e: drive on E61i through bt, however, when I register a serial port, E61 says "no serial ports found".
    Here is what I am doing.

    $ hcitool dev ( it returns my phones name and address)
    $ sdptool add --channel=3 SP ( I assume you just pick a random channel..I have tried 2, 5)
    $ rfcomm listen rfcomm0 3 ( I have seen some cases where it is rfcomm3 3... whats the difference)

    I get the ff. message
    ...waiting for connection on channel 3

    then I go to E61i btconsole in python and
    select my computer for connection.

    "no serial ports found"

    I am wasting too much time on this thing. Why arent my devices talking .Any help is appreciated.
    I am not sure, but in Ubuntu, do we need to create a serial port for BT or is it automatically created?

    Have a Check on that!

    Best Regards,
    Croozeus
    Pankaj Nathani
    www.croozeus.com

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    Re: btConsole "no serial port found"

    Ok, I will look into it.
    In the meantime I looked at rfcomm.conf in /etc/bluetooth
    and here is what it says

    #
    # RFCOMM configuration file.
    #

    #rfcomm0 {
    # # Automatically bind the device at startup
    # bind no;
    #
    # # Bluetooth address of the device
    # device 11:22:33:44:55:66;
    #
    # # RFCOMM channel for the connection
    # channel 1;
    #
    # # Description of the connection
    # comment "Example Bluetooth device";
    #}

    This is the case both b/4 and after I try setting serial port.
    I'm new to linux so not sure what this means ... since everything is commented out. Should I put in my E61i address in there and uncomment everything?

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    Re: btConsole "no serial port found"

    I'll bet you're using Ubuntu 8.04. I believe there's a bug in the kernel limiting the use of serial ports.
    Comunication with the mobile phone works however perfectly with Ubuntu 7.10.
    I had the same problem and finally decided to downgrade to 7.10 (by freshly installing it that is). Another possiblity is for you to boot Ubuntu 7.10 in Live CD; this should do the trick for you.

    Note: If you're able to get it to work in 8.04 somehow, let me know.

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    Re: btConsole "no serial port found"

    bmichel,
    You are right I am using 8.04. Thanks for telling me about the bug. And if I find a solution, I will post it here.
    I will see if I can get it to work from liveCD.

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    Re: btConsole "no serial port found"

    I also have 8.04 and this problem.. is there any solution that does not involve 7.10?

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