the gumstix out of the box runs with a serial port being set up on the
gumstix bluetooth device, being connected on the linux side to
/dev/rfcomm0, on which it runs a getty. It's a little bit hackish the
way it's set up, with the getty being started inside a loop over and
over, because it seems to exit for some reason I haven't dug into
unless the other side of the serial port is connected. Anyway, you can
use the same mechanism used to connect the getty to have some other app
service the connection on the gumstix side, which is to run the app
from /etc/init.d/S30bluetooth when the bluetooth subsystem is started
on the 'stix.
On the windows side, assuming your bluetooth stack allows bluetooth
serial ports (Widcomm seems to work pretty well here), you should be
able to just browse the bluetooth neighborhood and pick up the gumstix
serial port and bind to it. If you do that, then run hyperterm or some
such app on the new serial port, you should (after a possible delay if
the getty's restarting) see a linux login prompt on the gumstix.
You should be able to find other info on linux/bluetooth/serial
connections on the internets by searching for rfcomm.
On Oct 19, 2004, at 1:29 PM, Dave Hylands wrote:
> I just recently acquired a gumstix, and I'd like to figure out how to
> use the bluetooth portion of it. Is there a HOWTO published anywhere
> that would explain how to use it?
> Ideally, I'd like to setup some type of "serial" connection between an
> app running on my Windows XP machine (app written by me) talking to
> another app (also written by me) running on the gumstix.
> Dave Hylands
> Vancouver, BC, Canada
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