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Need Help with Simple Script

Postby garda » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:01 am

Hi,

I need to write a script which, when executed, invokes the following commands in consecutive fashion to activate Bluetooth:

- (sudo) modprobe bluetooth
- (sudo) modprobe hci_usb
- (sudo) hciconfig hci0 up
- (sudo) /etc/init.d/bluetooth start

Also another one to deactivate Bluetooth and unload the modules:

- (sudo) /etc/init.d/bluetooth stop
- (sudo) hciconfig hci0 down
- (sudo) modprobe -r hci_usb bluetooth

Can anyone show me what the script should be like?

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Re: Need Help with Simple Script

Postby SiKing » Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:20 pm

I would imagine it should look something like:

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#!/bin/bash
sudo modprobe bluetooth
sudo modprobe hci_usb
sudo hciconfig hci0 up
sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth start

Once you have the script, you will want to give it execute permissions with chmod +x <name>.

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Re: Need Help with Simple Script

Postby garda » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:33 pm

Thanks for the hint. :)

Your script works just fine except it can't be triggered through a desktop shortcut. I need Bluetooth be easily accessible on a shared computer at home since some people here use it sometimes but I can't afford to have the module loaded everytime as it causes processor utilization to soar by around 25% (sometimes even more). Hence, I'm in need of a way to toggle it without having to touch terminal because these users here don't see it convenient. If you, or anyone else, know how to achieve what I'm after , please let me know some more.

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Re: Need Help with Simple Script

Postby ronnoc » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:18 am

I can personally report that with my D-Link DBT-120 Mint KDE CE works flawlessly out of the box with KBluetooth. My CPU is like...nill. I know this doesn't directly help you, but it is always an alternative.

garda wrote:Thanks for the hint. :)

Your script works just fine except it can't be triggered through a desktop shortcut. I need Bluetooth be easily accessible on a shared computer at home since some people here use it sometimes but I can't afford to have the module loaded everytime as it causes processor utilization to soar by around 25% (sometimes even more). Hence, I'm in need of a way to toggle it without having to touch terminal because these users here don't see it convenient. If you, or anyone else, know how to achieve what I'm after , please let me know some more.
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