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Contents

Introduction

Nowadays, the proliferation of "intelligent" mobile phones has exploded exponentially. These devices can do amazing things, and chances are that in a few months, even more amazing things will be possible. Something that troubles many users of these phones and Linux (as I have observed from the amount of pages referring to this) is the syncrhonisation of these devices against Linux Appls. This HOWTO has been written to help you, and hopefully, to have less headaches over this than I had!

Requirements

For this HOWTO, you will need to have the following:

Preparing the Kernel

It is vital to have a 2.6.x kernel for this to work! This howto was written with 2.6.15-gentoo-r1. The following options are needed:

Note: If you build modules, remember to edit /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6
Linux Kernel Configuration: Needed options for 2.6.15 and beyond
Networking  --->
<*>   Bluetooth subsystem support  --->
---   Bluetooth subsystem support
<M>   L2CAP protocol support
<M>   SCO links support
<M>   RFCOMM protocol support
[*]     RFCOMM TTY support
<M>   BNEP protocol support
[*]     Multicast filter support
[*]     Protocol filter support
<M>   HIDP protocol support
      Bluetooth device drivers  --->
<M> HCI USB driver
[*]   SCO (voice) support
<M> HCI UART driver
[*]   UART (H4) protocol support
[*]   BCSP protocol support
<M> HCI BCM203x USB driver
Device Drivers --->
Network device support --->
<*>   PPP (point-to-point protocol) support
<M>     PPP support for async serial ports  
<M>     PPP support for sync tty ports 
<M>     PPP Deflate compression


Installing necessary tools

Note: The installation of the Bluez-package falls outside the scope of this HOWTO
FIXME: This article i've to complete, hold your horses!. Coming soon.
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