[aprssig] Blutooth GPS under LINUX

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Thu May 5 17:45:28 EDT 2011

I did get it to pair, but it was with a pin file in /etc/blutooth "0000"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dan Smith" <dsmith at danplanet.com>
To: "Greg D" <ko6th.greg at gmail.com>
Cc: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>; "Andrew Rich" 
<vk4tec at tech-software.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2011 11:36 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Blutooth GPS under LINUX

>> I think those devices have another way to do the pairing, via the
>> charging dock or some other pre-configuration done at the factory.
> Heh, no, I can assure you not.  I've used the keyboard with devices I've
> never plugged it into, and certainly the PDA that I sync'd without
> pairing before that.  I'm also quite sure there's no daemon running on my 
> machine providing magic "pre-pairing over USB" services :)
>> How else does your keyboard know to connect to the thingy plugged
>> into your Tracker, instead of your cell phone, GPS, or some device in
>> the back pocket of the guy walking by?
> Because, as I did in my example command for Andrew, I provided the unique 
> hardware address of the device in the connect command.
> More advanced devices, like my smartphone for example, won't do anything 
> without pairing first, of course.
> -- 
> Dan Smith
> www.danplanet.com
> KK7DS 

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