Sending sms via bluetooth with gentoo is “fairly” simple:
# emerge -pv gnokii [ebuild R ] app-mobilephone/gnokii-0.6.10 +X +bluetooth -irda +mysql -nls -postgres +sms 0 kB # emerge gnokii (...)
Now tune your /etc/gnokiirc like this:
[global] port = <your bluetooth MAC here> model = 6510 initlength = default connection = bluetooth use_locking = yes serial_baudrate = 19200 smsc_timeout = 10 [gnokiid] bindir = /usr/sbin/ </your>
Then launch xgnokii, the gui is intuïtive enough. If you want to send the messages via cmdline, just use the example from gnokii’s manpage:
echo "This is a test message" | gnokii --sendsms +48501123456 -r
- Q: When I try to run xgnokki or gnokki, it prints “Couldn’t open PHONET device: Connection refused”
- A: Try again, it seems that there’s a bug related with first-time bluetooth connect attempts
- Q: I set my cellphone bluetooth settings to autoconnect, but it keeps asking for my PIN on every SMS I send, why ?
- A: Yep, perhaps a bluetooth security measure ? Bug or feature ?