Debian wheezy and USB BT Dongle.

Hello everyone.

A little background here. I have Debian wheezy installed on SD using Robert Nelsons excellent instructions / setup scripts. Also I have a USB bluetooth device that reports its self as

$lsusb Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)

As far as I can tell, this is a well supported device or chipset on Linux. However, I have nearly Zero experience using BT on Linux. Therein lies the next problem. Since, I have little experience with BT on Linux, and google’s only answer that I have been able to find so-far to enable bluetooth on Debian is “apt-get install bluetooth” Which is all fine and dandy until you see that 233MB installed on disk wall of text staring you in the face.My install is ( well now was because I bit the bullet . . .) only ~440MB in size with an awful lot of functionality built in.

So my question is this. What are my options for installing utilities, and functionality for bluetooth? I just need it to work perhaps with PAN, and maybe a few other things. I do not need CUPS, every printer driver in the whole distro, jpeg imaging or gnome/KDE/X garbage. Just console tools and utilities,

I do realize this is my failure. However google this time does not seem to be very forthcoming with results. Any advice is surely welcome.

Thanks in advance.

Status update.

I got it working, at least for a little while. I was able to see the BT device from my Windows machine, and vice versa when all of a sudden, my ssh terminal locked up, and I had to hard reset. Now, the dongle will not come up, and dmesg gives me this.

root@arm:~# dmesg | grep tooth
[ 5.317389] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.16
[ 5.384647] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[ 5.452237] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[ 5.506569] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[ 5.570420] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[ 7.973972] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[ 7.979376] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[ 7.984810] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
[ 8.039108] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[ 8.044765] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[ 8.050329] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
[ 27.720214] Bluetooth: hci0 command 0x1005 tx timeout
[ 29.728067] Bluetooth: hci0 command 0x0c23 tx timeout
[ 31.735873] Bluetooth: hci0 command 0x0c14 tx timeout
[ 33.751493] Bluetooth: hci0 command 0x1002 tx timeout
[ 35.759325] Bluetooth: hci0 command tx timeout

This seems to be a common problem for which I have not found a resolution that does not involve upgrading to a more recent kernel.