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whyrichard
May 4, 2004, 02:04 AM
what was bluetooth named for again? a pirate?

anyway...

my bluetooth mouse and bluetooth keyboard are presently incapable of waking up my computer.

the "allow bluetooth devices" checkbox in system preferences/bluetooth is no longer lit. why is that? it used to be, i think.... but no more!


i am running a titG-4 powerbook with 10.3.3 and external bluetooth module from the usual d-link.

?

please!


txnks.


r.

caveman_uk
May 4, 2004, 03:41 AM
my bluetooth mouse and bluetooth keyboard are presently incapable of waking up my computer.

the "allow bluetooth devices" checkbox in system preferences/bluetooth is no longer lit. why is that? it used to be, i think.... but no more!

The 'allow bluetooth devices to wake..' option is usually only lit when the adapter is flashed with an Apple firmware. I guess if it was once lit you've already done that at least once before??? Anyway, I'd try flashing it with the latest firmware from Apple's download page.

whyrichard
May 4, 2004, 11:13 AM
i actually just tried that, and for some reason the dowloaded file "failed to mount"....


...i'll try it again, but i thought it was very strange that it failed to mount. why would something not mount?



r.

mactastic
May 4, 2004, 11:18 AM
why would something not mount?


It got too drunk? :D

Anyway...
Harald I Bluetooth (Danish Harald Blåtand) was the King of Denmark between 940 and 985 AD. The name "Blåtand" was probably taken from two old Danish words, 'blå' meaning dark skinned and 'tan' meaning great man. He was born in 910 as the son of King Grom The Old (King of Jutland, the main peninsula of Denmark) and his wife Thyre Danebold (daughter of King Ethelred of England). Like many Vikings, Harald considered it honorable to fight for treasure in foreign lands. When Harald's sister Gunhild was widowed after the death of the violent Norwegian king Erik Blood Axe, she came to Denmark to seek Harald's help in securing control of Norway. Harald took the opportunity to seize control himself. By 960 he was at the height of his powers, ruling over both Denmark and Norway. He was baptized by a priest named Poppo, sent by the German emperor. He then created a monument that read: "King Harald raised this monument to the memory of Grom his father and Thyre his mother. Harald conquered all of Denmark and Norway and made the Danes Christian". These words were also carved in stone called rune stones. Harald was killed in a battle in 985. Harald completed the country's unification begun by his father, converted the Danes to Christianity, and conquered Norway. The expansion begun by Harald in Norway was continued by his son Sweyn I, who conquered England in 1013. Under Sweyn's son Canute there grew up a great Anglo-Scandinavian kingdom that included parts of Sweden.

Old Harald Bluetooth united Denmark and Norway, Bluetooth of today will unite the worlds of computers and telecom (hopefully longer than the few years Harald's Viking kingdom survived). In 1994 Ericsson Mobile Communications initiated a study to investigate the feasibility of a low-power low-cost radio interface between mobile phones and their accessories. In Feb 1998, five companies Ericsson, Nokia, IBM, Toshiba and Intel formed a Special Interest Group (SIG). The group contained the necessary business sector members - two market leaders in mobile telephony, two market leaders in laptop computing and a market leader in digital signal processing technology. It is estimated that before year 2002, Bluetooth will be a built-in feature for more than 100 million mobile phones and several million communication devices ranging from handsets and portable PCs to desktop computers and notebooks.

mikeyredk
May 4, 2004, 11:32 AM
i am using the internal one that comes with the AL powerbook but i don't see the wake in the bluetooth section

603
May 4, 2004, 12:00 PM
i am using the internal one that comes with the AL powerbook but i don't see the wake in the bluetooth section

it's the firmware upgrade that you need... not the Bluetooth Software, the firmware. had the same problem on my roommate's iMac - the Apple tech was telling me to turn on the "wake" option, but it wasn't there. just upgrade the firmware, reboot your computer (ala Windows), and everything should work as expected.

SilentPanda
May 4, 2004, 12:36 PM
The bluetooth firmware update will (should be) in Software update. You may have already downloaded it if it's not there. Check in your Applications/Utilities folder for it. It's coincidentally called, "Bluetooth Firmware Update". You have to run the app after you've downloaded it from software update. It will then flash your bluetooth and you'll have to reboot. Then you should be good to go.

whyrichard
May 4, 2004, 12:39 PM
I just did!
and I just did!

downloaded firmware, installed new firmware, restarted (twice) and still no wake from sleep option...

what's'up'w/'dis?



could it be my d-link adapter? it's one of the earlier ones, the translucent blue plastic...

why can't my mouse wake up?

r.

7on
May 4, 2004, 12:53 PM
Ah, the older ones don't work.

Heard there was some sort of change in the BT hardware or something.

At least you didn't settle for a 3rd party BT dongle that freezes the menu bar everynow and then, or drops connection.