Download linker3000's two files,
bluetooth2.tgz and move them, as he suggests, to the
/lib/modules/126.96.36.199lw/kernel/drivers/net directories. It's easiest to do this as
root from the command line:
sudo mv <filename> <target directory>
Then you'll need to unpack them.
These are gzipped .tar files.
tar is a longstanding Unix tool for bundling up directory hierarchies into a single file.
gzip is the GNU equivalent of the familiar Zip compression tool. Double-clicking files like these while in the GUI obligingly unwraps them automatically, but as we're already down at the command line, let's 'get back to the blues' and do this manually. First the unzipping:
This deletes the .tgz file and replaces it with the expanded .tar file. Now the next stage:
tar -xvf bluetooth2.tar
...where x stands for 'eXtract', v means 'be verbose' - ie. show me the result - and f introduces the name of the file to be untarred (see More Fun with Tar).
Now do the same for the
bluetooth.tgz file in the
Old Unix hands would do this in one line, using a 'pipe', like this:
gunzip < bluetooth2.tgz | tar -xvf -
...and GNU's own version of
gtar, even allows you to do this in one fell swoop:
gtar xvzf bluetooth2.tgz
Patch what patch?
I had no idea there was an "official" Acer bluetooth patch; at least my attempts at Windows update er I mean AA1 update (whatever it's called) have never offered it to me.
I have got about three-quarters way through the incredibly faffy procedure in this article and had some success using one or both of two different "dollar fifty" bluetooth dongles from dealextreme.com
Bluetooth on my AA1 does actually "work" in the sense that it can scan around the area and get responses from local devices. Sadly any attempt at a working ppp connection via my phone seems doomed; "no route to host" from the l2ping seems to be the scuppering factor.
Also the very presence of the netbook in the same room now seems to send a previously working Nokia PC Suite on an unrelated machine into a dither.
I have to say that if you get a 3G Huawei E160G dongle for the AA1 it just plugs straight in and works (via the inbuilt Mobile Partner software) so actually I wish I'd done that now instead of rashly buying a 3G phone.
Just installed EEEBUNTU on my Aspire one ( w HDD) and am well happy with it. The only mod I've made is to use Synaptic to add Evolution using a full intrepid DVD for a repository. Added a 3, G3 dongle for when I'm out and about and it worked as soon as I plugged it in. Have previously made assorted mods to Linpus (some from these articles) but this is *much* better.
I don't use Bluetooth but there's a configuration option for it so I guess it's set up.
there are lots of versions of linux - and you are aware there are more than one version of windows? Would this bluetooth work if plugged into windows 95 - no. Windows 98 - no. Windows 2000 - no. XP - probably. Vista - probably.
Like I said , there are lots of linuxes. Its just a pity that Acer have a crap one.
But its ok as its linux to totally generalise and assume as it doesn't work on MY COMPUTER then it will never ever work on anyone elses.
Bluetooth on eeepc
Bluetooth on EEE pc 901 worked right out of the box...
no setup, no nothing: turn it on using the button to turn on networks; connect to the bluetooth app you want and download whatever you want to be downloading.
I dropped Linpus as soon as I could because almost everything I tried to install failed with a dependency error. It seems that Acer didn't put as much effort into the quality control of the software as they did the hardware Just install Easy Peasy Ubuntu Netbook Remix (http://www.geteasypeasy.com/) and then it just works. Both Cambridge Silicon Radio and Broadcom work with no configuration.