Unlike non-free driver dependent hardware support exists out of the box and will continue working going forward. The GBU seems to be recognized by older kernels but to get LE support go with the latest kernel you can find. It works out of the box in Ubuntu I also used a 3. Works out of the box in Ubuntu

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It uses DBus to communicate with applications but at this point LE support hasn’t been added. Bus Device Please note that Bluez 5. The GBU seems to be recognized by older kernels but to get LE support go with the latest kernel you can find. Partners Support Hbu521 Ubuntu.

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Your email address will not be published. The best way to integrate with it gbu52 you want to write your own code is to use a plugin. Most of the above will work on a normal Linux system and it may be easier to start there to get it working and then move to the RPi once you are familiar with the setup.

What follows is the information you need to get things going. With those packages installed configure and make note that I’ve disabled systemd support, it didn’t seem to work for me and I didn’t need it myself:.


Works out of the box with Ubuntu To bring it up you can issue the following command: Now you will have a number of binaries installed that will get you rolling. Hoary and Nokia Phones via Bluetooth 3. Share your Ubuntu connection with Symbian phones Non working devices [ http: Now if you know you have a Bluetooth LE peripheral sitting around advertising you can run the following command and you should see an address for that device show up:.

Cambridge Silicon Radio 10 Might need gbi521 fix as Belkin: To bring it up you can issue the following command:.

HardwareSupportComponentsBluetoothUsbAdapters – Ubuntu Wiki

Free software compatible adapters are available from stores such as ThinkPenguin. Many other Bluetooth dongles will not.

Bluetake Works out-of-the-box in Ubuntu v It works out of the box in Ubuntu Other Related Non working devices. It is still a work in progress but it does work. Thank you Marcel Holtmann.

RPi USB Bluetooth adapters

For help with Bluetooth in Ubuntu, see the community documentation on Setting up Bluetooth. Assuming you have the Bluetooth adapter plugged in you should be able to run the following command and get details about it: Currently it is 3.


The first edit stops ubuntu automatically loading the module and the second gbj521 the module with the correct parameter. Outside of the normal install gbi521 to compile I had to install the following packages:. If you get to the point of wanting to let the RPi act as a peripheral you will need to know about the following command that will enable advertising on the adapter:.

Over the holiday I had a little time to fiddle with the Raspberry Pi I got earlier in the summer and I started wondering how hard it would be to get a Bluetooth LE adapter working. I won’t go into that here but you can see an example in the source I also plan on releasing an example linix my own that will work with an iOS app.

Initially detected by ubuntu hardy but doesn’t work straight away. Works out of the box in Ubuntu Bluez is the official Bluetooth stack for Linux and gb5u21 5.

You may also want to consider purchasing a free software compatible device.