Is there a way to transfer program to Arduino BT board via bluetooth interface in Linux? When I click on Upload to I/O board icon in Arduino 0007 IDE, it looks like it tries to transfer via COM 1. How to achieve a transfer via bluetooth protocol? Thanks in advance.
You need drivers that make your computer's bluetooth hardware show up as a virtual com port (aka a serial device). The programs that Arduino uses to upload programs to the board can't speak bluetooth directly. What kind of bluetooth hardware are you using?
I am using a Level One Bluetooth USB adapter
Do you have drivers or a kernel module installed for it? Can you use it with any other hardware or software? Do you know if it shows up as a serial device in /dev?
Do you have drivers or a kernel module installed for it?
I have no idea. How can I check that out? I used Mandriva default installation, btw.
Can you use it with any other hardware or software?
Yes I can. I have downloaded mp3 files to my mobile phone via kbluetoothd, for example. However, I can't do transfer files from my mobile phone back to my computer, because the pairing procedure is broken in bluetoothd (or so I read)...
Do you know if it shows up as a serial device in /dev?
No idea again. :( I have checked the /dev/ directory, but I can't say if there is bluetooth device listed there.
Hmm... I would try looking for more documentation about your bluetooth module and seeing if it provides virtual com port or serial device. I don't really know much about bluetooth under linux.
Well, unsurprisingly, the documentation is for Windows only, and thus it can't provide any help for me. I've searched on internet whether this module provides a virtual com port, but no luck. Thanks for your effort anyway.
Try looking in /dev for things called something like "tty." something (with a period after the letters "tty") or with "BT" or "bluetooth" in the name. Or anything related to Level One.
Nevermind, I am sick and tired of guessing what is wrong and will transfer code from Windows computer.