How to use Bluetooth on Slackware

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:

#hciconfig -a

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

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