XO bluetooth support
pgf at laptop.org
Tue Nov 1 11:23:26 EDT 2011
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 10:58 AM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com>wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 2:47 PM, Paul Fox <pgf at laptop.org> wrote:
> > > it seems that there's more interest in bluetooth support on the XO
> > > laptops than there has been in the past -- unsurprising, i guess,
> > > given the number of bt devices now available.
> > >
> > > i don't know how quickly we can get the support into an OLPC release, but
> > > regardless, i'd like to solicit input on what support, exactly, we
> > > should provide in the kernel. i know that i, personally, don't know
> > > the linux bluetooth stack well enough to know what kernel modules are
> > > required.
> > >
> > > userspace support is a different, somewhat less pressing issue, since
> > > yum update works for many (but not all, i realize) of our users.
> > >
> > > please update http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/11285 with specific
> > > suggestions or requirements. if someone would like to open an
> > > equivalent ticket for userspace package requirements, that would be
> > > dandy as well.
> > Might be worth replicating the options that Fedora uses to ensure we
> > have a reproducible and stable as environment as upstream has to
> > ensure we have the least issues.
> > Peter
> I have a few various manufacturers' USB Bluetooth adapters. Want me to
> plug them in and see what dmesg spits out? Or, were you thinking of going
no, this isn't about hardware changes -- we're not planning any bluetooth
i suspect peter is right, that we should simply include the
fedora options, unless someone knowledgeable can say "so-and-so
module is only there to support archaic devices that haven't been
in use for many years".
again, please update the trac ticket with any pertinent info.
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paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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