I recently bought a USB bluetooth dongle as well as a bluetooth keyboard.
The dongle works fine with btusb and a 'hcitool scan' reveals bluetooth devices in the area.
Unfortunately the keyboard isn't found at all.
Other devices I have can find the keyboard.
After I installed bluez with "USE=old-daemons" and started the hold 'hidd' the keyboard is detected and I can get it working.
Shouldn't the keyboard or HID devices in general work just fine without old-daemons, taking into account, that this useflag isn't set by default?
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use bluez with 'USE="-old-daemons"'
2. Do hcitool scan - device is not found
3. Use bluez with 'USE="old-daemons"'
4. Start hidd
5. Do hcitool scasn - device is found
Used bluetooth dongle:
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
Loaded bluetooth modules:
$ lsmod | grep bt
btusb 9137 2
bluetooth 42424 10 hidp,sco,bnep,rfcomm,l2cap,btusb
usbcore 123503 12 rndis_host,cdc_ether,usbnet,cdc_acm,usb_storage,usb_libusual,btusb,usbhid,uvcvideo,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd
'hcitool scan' with hidd running:
# hcitool scan
XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX Bluetooth mini Keyboard
4.77 was just bumped to the tree, could you try if it still requires "old-daemons"?
Thanks for the hint Pacho, after updating it now does indeed find the device with hcitool scan.
Do you by any chance also know how to do a connection to a bluetooth HID without hidd (if at all possible)?
If it shouldn't be possible I guess we can mark this bug as resolved then.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Thanks for the hint Pacho, after updating it now does indeed find the device
> with hcitool scan.
> Do you by any chance also know how to do a connection to a bluetooth HID
> without hidd (if at all possible)?
> If it shouldn't be possible I guess we can mark this bug as resolved then.
About this, I think that you should try to ask on proper IRC channel as I am sure they will know much more than me about this, please visit: