To start the bluetooth system, just run as root:
#sh /etc/rc.d/rc.bluetooth start
To bring the bluetooth device online, first, see if your dongle is recognized by running:
The device name will most likely be hci0.
You can now bring it online with:
#hciconfig hci0 up
If you want this to start at boot up, add these lines to your ‘/etc/rc.d/rc.local’
PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin /etc/rc.d/rc.bluetooth start hciconfig hci0 up
Then you can use the command ‘hcitool’ from the command line.
For more information about how to install bluetooth on Slackware, see http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/Applications_GUI_Multimedia/Bluetooth_in_Slackware_HOWTO