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Fri, 25 Nov 2005

bluexmms and Sony Ericsson Z800i


I came across a nifty(?) utility online called bluexmms. I figured I would try it out with my newly acquired Billionton bluetooth USB adapter on my Debian 3.1 GNU/Linux computer and my Sony Ericsson Z800i phone. To get it to work I did something like this. Remember to switch on bluetooth on your phone and make it visible.

First, as root:

apt-get install aumix bluez-utils bluez-pin xmms 
apt-get install libmikmod2 libxmms-ruby ruby1.8-dev ruby
hcitool scan
rfcomm connect 00:11:22:33:44:55

Then, as any user:

wget http://linuxbrit.co.uk/downloads/bluexmms-1.1.tar.gz
tar xvfz bluexmms-1.1.tar.gz
cd bluexmms-1.1
make
./bluexmms

It actually worked. Nothing amazing, but fun nonetheless. I did some weird stuff like switch off my phone while it was connected, and kill the bluexmms program, and my laptop actually crashed so I couldn't do anything but force a reboot. I didn't debug any more, but i'm guessing that bluez caused this, not bluexmms itself. Not too impressive, but who cares about stability/security as long as it works, right? That's life in the mobile world.

-ketil

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