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PC-BSD®&nbsp;9.1 introduces a Bluetooth Manager which can be used to configure Bluetooth device pairing (authentication) and provides a graphical front-end to support FreeBSD's {{citelink|url=http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=hcsecd|txt=hcsecd(8)}} daemon which controls the link keys and PIN codes used by Bluetooth pairing.
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<div style="overflow: hidden">[[File:Bluetooth.png|left|thumb|393px|'''Figure 8.9a: New Device Detected in Bluetooth Manager''']][[File:Bluetooth1.png|right|thumb|393px|'''Figure 8.9b: Configure Bluetooth Pairing''']]</div>
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FreeBSD supports all Bluetooth USB dongle devices that conform with Bluetooth specification v1.1. More information about FreeBSD's Bluetooth implementation can be found in the {{citelink|fbsdh|url=network-bluetooth.html|txt=Bluetooth section of the FreeBSD Handbook}}.
  
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To launch Bluetooth Manager, either click its icon in Control Panel or type '''pc-su pc-bluetoothmanager.''' You will be prompted for the administrative password. If you plug in in a Bluetooth USB dongle device and click on the "New Devices" tab, it should be displayed as it appears in Figure 8.9a. If the device is not found, a message in the lower half of the screen will prompt you to put the device in discovery mode and then to rescan by clicking the "Scan" button.
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If the device, such as a cell phone, requires a PIN key in order to access a service, use the "Saved Devices" tab to view and modify the pairing configuration. In the example shown in Figure 8.9b, the first three entries (Default, Dummy, and Dummy) are three FreeBSD sample entries and the fourth entry is for the inserted device. The sample entries are included as they provide examples of valid link keys and PIN codes. You can remove any entry by highlighting it and clicking the "Remove Device" button.
  
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To modify an existing configuration, highlight the device and click the "Configure" button. In the screen shown in Figure 8.9c, input the PIN code required by the provider. The system will automatically generate the link key for you.
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|Thanks for trying out the new Bluetooth Manager!
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At this point, the bluetooth GUI only simplifies the pairing of the devices and usage of the hcsecd daemon. I am planning to add support for
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starting/running some of the bluetooth services (such as file transfer) but I have not gotten to that stage yet.
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I am currently following the FreeBSD bluetooth manual here: [http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/network-bluetooth.html http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/network-bluetooth.html]
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[[File:Bluetooth2.png|thumb|'''Figure 8.9c: Input the PIN Code''']]
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If you wish to add the Bluetooth Manager to the system tray, type '''pc-su pc-bluetoothtray''' and input the administrative password. The Bluetooth tray icon will only automatically appear in the system tray if the USB dongle is plugged in when you log into the system.
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Since the developers do not have access to every possible Bluetooth device, it is possible that your device will not be recognized. If this is the case, please take the time to send the details about the device to the {{citelink|url=http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/testing|txt=testing mailing list}} so that the developers can work with you to fix the issue.
  
If you want to try to setup the bluetooth services yourself, just follow the guide and see how well it works. Also, if you send me a list of the CLI
 
commands that you had to run to start/use the service, I will try to get that process added to the Bluetooth GUI as well. The main holdup right now is
 
the lack of various bluetooth devices for me to test with and the time it takes to actually perform all the testing. So any input you have will
 
definitely speed up the final version of the Bluetooth Manager.
 
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Revision as of 17:37, 28 February 2013

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

PC-BSD® 9.1 introduces a Bluetooth Manager which can be used to configure Bluetooth device pairing (authentication) and provides a graphical front-end to support FreeBSD's hcsecd(8)[1] daemon which controls the link keys and PIN codes used by Bluetooth pairing.

Figure 8.9a: New Device Detected in Bluetooth Manager
Figure 8.9b: Configure Bluetooth Pairing

FreeBSD supports all Bluetooth USB dongle devices that conform with Bluetooth specification v1.1. More information about FreeBSD's Bluetooth implementation can be found in the Bluetooth section of the FreeBSD Handbook[2].

To launch Bluetooth Manager, either click its icon in Control Panel or type pc-su pc-bluetoothmanager. You will be prompted for the administrative password. If you plug in in a Bluetooth USB dongle device and click on the "New Devices" tab, it should be displayed as it appears in Figure 8.9a. If the device is not found, a message in the lower half of the screen will prompt you to put the device in discovery mode and then to rescan by clicking the "Scan" button.

If the device, such as a cell phone, requires a PIN key in order to access a service, use the "Saved Devices" tab to view and modify the pairing configuration. In the example shown in Figure 8.9b, the first three entries (Default, Dummy, and Dummy) are three FreeBSD sample entries and the fourth entry is for the inserted device. The sample entries are included as they provide examples of valid link keys and PIN codes. You can remove any entry by highlighting it and clicking the "Remove Device" button.

To modify an existing configuration, highlight the device and click the "Configure" button. In the screen shown in Figure 8.9c, input the PIN code required by the provider. The system will automatically generate the link key for you.

Figure 8.9c: Input the PIN Code

If you wish to add the Bluetooth Manager to the system tray, type pc-su pc-bluetoothtray and input the administrative password. The Bluetooth tray icon will only automatically appear in the system tray if the USB dongle is plugged in when you log into the system.

Since the developers do not have access to every possible Bluetooth device, it is possible that your device will not be recognized. If this is the case, please take the time to send the details about the device to the testing mailing list[3] so that the developers can work with you to fix the issue.


References


  1. http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=hcsecd
  2. http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/network-bluetooth.html
  3. http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/testing
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