[ubuntu-za] Ubuntu - modems etc - was Modem works with Dapper but not with Edgy

CM Schoonbee cmschoonbee at mweb.co.za
Thu Apr 12 13:01:12 BST 2007

Thank you very much for that 3G how-to, Jason. 

It got me 80 % of the way there and gave me enough insight into the 
Bluetooth config files to fix up the one problem that I had viz pairing 
up my Nokia phone with Edgy.
I would be interested to gain further comment on  the problem from other 
users of Bluetooth 3G.

= The problem =
When I got to the stage of pairing up the phone and computer, the phone 
would see the computer and when I asked it to create a paired 
connection, the phone would ask for the PIN but would then say that it 
was not able to pair.
There was no user-visible response from the computer during this pairing 

= My solution =
I found that I had to edit /etc/bluetooth/hcid.conf to use the "auto" 
security model instead of the "user" model.  I also had to enter the 
"passkey" in this file. The /etc/bluetooth/pin file mentioned in the 
how-to then appeared to be ignored.
Once I did this, I had no problems pairing and continuing with the rest 
of the set up.

If Jason or anyone else is able to pair using the default "user" model I 
would appreciate further info on how you do it.
I could then extend the how-to if necessary.

Chris Schoonbee

Jason Norwood-Young wrote:
>> Or you could just ask on this list ;)
>> I'll volunteer to put up a 3G how-to on the Wiki today or tomorrow. 
> Page is at http://www.ubuntu-za.org/Wiki/3g
> J

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