Posted by paranoiabla
on December 7, 2007 at 3:18 AM PST
I had lots of questions about my cell-phone bluetooth remote control when I was on the OpenFest and ApacheCON conferences. Before I explain what I was using to turn my Sony Ericsson GSM into a bluetooth remote control, I want to say that I have done this a lot of time ago and I don't remember much of it.
Actually it is pretty simple, and I haven't invented anything new. First of all you will have to have your Linux kernel with a bluetooth support enabled. Next get the Linux bluetooth daemon installed. Here is the man page of the sdpd.
It is also a good idea to have the hcitool installed, too.
The hcitool allows you to scan for bluetooth devices in range. You will need the bluez-utils package, which includes the hidd daemon. After that follow this:
All what is left is to make it automated, by creating a simple script to start the daemons and connect to your phone:
#! /usr/bin/env bash
#This is the K700i phone
hidd --connect 00:12:EE:9E:11:23
and start it before the presentation.
I have tested this to work on SonyEricsson K700i, and if anyone knows it is working on some other phone, you can post a comment.