using bluez

categories: tutorial

Sitting in a lonely text file somewhere on my harddrive let me finally write down some useful commands that allowed me to use my bluetoooth devices with bluez 4.

apt-get install bluez bluez-gstreamer bluez-alsa


hcitool scan
python /usr/share/doc/bluez/examples/test-discovery

listing adapters

python /usr/share/doc/bluez/examples/list-devices
dbus-send --system --dest=org.bluez --print-reply / org.bluez.Manager.ListAdapters
dbus-send --system --dest=org.bluez --print-reply $path org.bluez.Adapter.GetProperties

$path will be something along the lines of /org/bluez/2199/hci0 and it's printed by the first dbus-send.

listing device details

dbus-send --system --dest=org.bluez --print-reply $devpath org.bluez.Device.GetProperties
dbus-send --system --dest=org.bluez --print-reply $devpath/node org.bluez.Node.GetProperties

where $devpath is an entry of the Devices array of the Adapter.GetProperties call before and looks like: /org/bluez/2199/hci0/dev_00_11_22_AA_BB_CC

connecting a hid device

dbus-send --system --dest=org.bluez --print-reply $devpath org.bluez.Input.Connect

$devpath as above.

pairing a device

python /usr/share/doc/bluez/examples/simple-agent hci0 $address

$address was discovered by the first step above and is the device address like: 00:11:22:AA:BB:CC

removing a device

python /usr/share/doc/bluez/examples/simple-agent hci0 $address remove

trusting a device

python /usr/share/doc/bluez/examples/test-device trusted $address yes

playing sound

gst-launch-0.10 filesrc location=recit.mp3 ! mad ! audioconvert ! sbcenc ! a2dpsink device=$address
gconftool -t string -s /system/gstreamer/0.10/default/musicaudiosink "sbcenc ! a2dpsink device=$address"
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