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#1 2013-01-22 09:02:35

the sad clown
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Patching kernel modules ath3k and btusb to enable bluetooth

I posted about my issues with bluetooth before: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=126487

The solution is apparently to patch ath3k.c and btusb.c:
http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Dri … 1_over_USB

I need to add my VID/PID (0x04f2, 0xaff1) to the supported devices in ath3k and blacklisted devices in btusb (a similar patch can be seen here.

Is there a solution to this other than to ABS the kernel and makepkg each time I want to update?


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#2 2013-01-22 09:30:09

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Re: Patching kernel modules ath3k and btusb to enable bluetooth

Well, yeah - but it's an upstream solution. Has the patch been submitted to the kernel devs?

<edit>Never mind, didn't notice your kernel git link. smile

You just need to wait for them to merge it - until then, just don't upgrade your kernel.

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#3 2013-01-22 09:44:45

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Re: Patching kernel modules ath3k and btusb to enable bluetooth

I don't know if this has been submitted or not.   The kernel git link is only a similar patch. I suppose I could submit it with my VID/PID added.  Darn was hoping for a less painful (and faster) solution.  Thanks.


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#4 2013-01-22 10:01:31

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Re: Patching kernel modules ath3k and btusb to enable bluetooth

There is one more (kinda remote) possibility: if you can build those modules on their own i.e. outside the kernel tree, that would be a whole lot faster.

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#5 2013-01-22 18:52:24

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Re: Patching kernel modules ath3k and btusb to enable bluetooth

That's what I was hoping to be able to do, I just don't know how, lol.


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#6 2013-01-24 03:59:07

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Re: Patching kernel modules ath3k and btusb to enable bluetooth

Well, I emailed the maintainers and mailing list with the patch (and description of the problem it solves).  Not sure how I'm supposed to properly submit stuff like this.


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