Bluetooth and MorphOS
  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    Papiosaur
    Posts: 1479 from 2003/4/10
    From: France
    Hello,

    i would like to test a Keyboard in Bluetooth mode.

    I have a receiver with a class Bluetooth reconized in MorphOS USB Prefs but no binding class

    What is the procedure to connect it please ?

    Thanks ;-)

    [ Edité par Papiosaur 24.06.2021 - 14:40 ]
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    Papiosaur
    Posts: 1479 from 2003/4/10
    From: France
    Thanks a lot Andreas_Wolf!

    No receptor has possibility to save prefs in his hardware instead of OF ?

    Is it possible to boot on MacOX installed on a USB key or maybe a live CD to configure Bluetooth prefs in OF ?

    [ Edité par Papiosaur 24.06.2021 - 15:27 ]
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Acolyte of the Butterfly
    MoerBoer
    Posts: 102 from 2019/10/15
    Quote:

    Papiosaur wrote:
    Thanks a lot Andreas_Wolf!

    No receptor has possibility to save prefs in his hardware instead of OF ?

    Is it possible to boot on MacOX installed on a USB key or maybe a live CD to configure Bluetooth prefs in OF ?

    [ Edité par Papiosaur 24.06.2021 - 15:27 ]


    If you figure this out please let me know.

    I was actually last night trying to install 10.4 on an external USB but the installer refused to install on it irrespective of how I formatted it or partitioned it.

    My wireless Apple keyboard worked great with MorphOS after I paired it with OSX. Problem is I later formatted the machine to only have MorphOS on it and after I replacted the PRAM battery I lost connection to the keyboard again and I have no way of getting it back unless I reinstall OSX on the SSD and the reinstall MorphOS again ( Which I *REALLY* don't want to do )
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  • MorphOS Developer
    jacadcaps
    Posts: 2451 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    MorphOS does NOT support Bluetooth. I can only suggest that you return the USB dongle. You don't need it on OSX, it will NOT work on MorphOS.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11408 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > I have bought this receptor: [...]
    > Question: i need a receptor like this or not ?

    I think the OpenFirmware-based pairing only works with built-in Bluetooth.
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  • MorphOS Developer
    jacadcaps
    Posts: 2451 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
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    I think the OpenFirmware-based pairing only works with built-in Bluetooth.


    That's correct. OF only handles the Bluetooth of AirPort cards.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    koszer
    Posts: 1098 from 2004/2/8
    From: Poland
    Quote:

    MoerBoer wrote:
    I was actually last night trying to install 10.4 on an external USB but the installer refused to install on it irrespective of how I formatted it or partitioned it.


    Find an external FireWire harddrive. I believe you should be able to install OSX on it and easily boot from it any time you wish to.
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    MoerBoer
    Posts: 102 from 2019/10/15
    Quote:

    koszer wrote:
    Quote:

    MoerBoer wrote:
    I was actually last night trying to install 10.4 on an external USB but the installer refused to install on it irrespective of how I formatted it or partitioned it.


    Find an external FireWire harddrive. I believe you should be able to install OSX on it and easily boot from it any time you wish to.


    Oh, that's cool!

    Now to try and source that ... Thanks. I'll give an update if I ever get one.
  • »24.06.21 - 17:43
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  • MorphOS Developer
    cyfm
    Posts: 446 from 2003/4/11
    From: Germany
    Quote:

    MoerBoer schrieb:
    Quote:

    koszer wrote:
    Quote:

    MoerBoer wrote:
    I was actually last night trying to install 10.4 on an external USB but the installer refused to install on it irrespective of how I formatted it or partitioned it.


    Find an external FireWire harddrive. I believe you should be able to install OSX on it and easily boot from it any time you wish to.


    Oh, that's cool!

    Now to try and source that ... Thanks. I'll give an update if I ever get one.


    Try to get hold of an

    OWC Mercury on-the-go Pro

    external case

    Great addition if you want to boot from an external firewire SSD and/or want to do backups for MorphOS. Not exactly cheap but great add-on for my PPC machines ...

    Make sure to get the FireWire+USB3 version and not the USB3-only one ...
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    NewSense
    Posts: 1116 from 2012/11/10
    From: Manchester, UK/GB
    I use an Iomega MiniMax (Model 33671 and 34940) with OSX 10.4.11 (Tiger) on them, as they both have USB2 and Firewire on the enclosure interfaces. Though I've also got an Iomega Extreme (HDD1H) and a few laptop portable HDD enclosures (LPHD160-C) which also have both USB and Firewire built-into the interfaces. So, these too are suitable to install Mac OSX onto as though it was directly connected internally with it being Firewire connectable, which you have to connect this way for it to boot/dual-boot MacOSX-MorphOS. I think I've even got an old Formac HDD USB/Firewire enclosure that I could use if I needed to. Each one of these enclosures will allow you to boot Mac OSX and then allow you to "pair" a bluetooth device so that when you boot with MorphOS using the same logicboard/hardware you can access the bluetooth device even though you are using MorphOS.

    I daily use an Apple A1016 bluetooth keyboard for MorphOS, in fact I'm using it right now, so I know it works OK, which I "paired" through Mac OSX with the same hardware in my MacMini, just using an external HDD that was attached via Firewire that already had Mac OSX installed on it.
    MacMini 1.5GHz,10,2,64MB VRAM,1GB,Airport, Bluetooth,A1016 Keyboard,T-RB22 Mouse,DVD-RW-DL+CD-RW,Iomega MiniMax,Belkin 6 port 3 x Firewire/3 x, USB2, MorphOS 3.12, Mac OSX 10.4/10.5, A1138+A1139 PwrBk MOS v3.12,Model 5,8/5,9, & PowerMac G5 2.3GHz(DP)
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    MoerBoer
    Posts: 102 from 2019/10/15
    Do then also require a firewire 800 to 400 convertor?
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    MoerBoer
    Posts: 102 from 2019/10/15
    If z970mp can get this working as a live boot system, it should solve the problem elegantly with just burning a boot DVD.

    MacRumors

    [ Edited by MoerBoer 25.06.2021 - 09:34 ]
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