Bluetooth Manager/9.2

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PC-BSD® 9.1 introduces a Bluetooth Manager in the system tray. This utility can be used to simplify the pairing of Bluetooth devices and provides a graphical front-end to support FreeBSD's hcsecd(8)[1] daemon which controls link keys and PIN codes for Bluetooth devices. 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 double its icon in the system tray or type pc-bluetoothmanager. If you plugin in a USB dongle device and click on the New Devices tab, it should be displayed as seen in the example in Figure 9.7a. If it 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.

Figure 9.7a: New Device Detected in Bluetooth Manager


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.


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