Bluetooth Testing

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PC-BSD 9.1 will include a new GUI for managing bluetooth devices.

Testing via v9.0

If you would like to assist in testing this GUI, you can compile and install the code on your PC-BSD 9.0 system as follows:

First, check [[Control Panel/en|Translations:Control Panel/Page display title/en]] → System Manager → System Packages → Development to make sure that these two development packages are installed:

  • Development-VCS
  • Development-Qt

As superuser, download the source and compile the Bluetooth Manager and Tray applications:

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svn co svn://
cd src-qt4/libpcbsd
qmake-qt4 *.pro
make && make install
cd ../pc-bluetoothmanager
qmake-qt4 *.pro
make && make install
cd ../pc-bluetoothtray
qmake-qt4 *.pro
make && make install

When finished, leave the superuser account and start the Bluetooth Manager:

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pc-su pc-bluetoothmanager

(will prompt for superuser password)

Alternately, place the Bluetooth Manager in the system tray:

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pc-su pc-bluetoothtray

(will prompt for superuser password)

NOTE: The Bluetooth Tray currently activates on right-click, but nothing activates on left-click as of yet.

If you try it out, let us know if you encounter any errors or need additional functionality. Feedback can be sent to the testing mailing list[1]. The table below will assist those seeking to discover if their device will work.

What currently works

How well does your bluetooth device work?

Table  Is there no version? a: Tested Bluetooth devices [Tables 1]
Type Name Brand Model Comments




  1. Table  Is there no version? a: Tested Bluetooth devices
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