Bluetooth and eee-control on eeepc debian

Ok, so I searched evveeerryyywhere yesterday to figure out how to toggle the bluetooth on my debian eeepc 901.

And failed.

And then I tried installing eee-control this morning from eee-control, and found the solution :-P

The bluetooth is controlled by rfkill1, ie you just toggle:

/sys/class/rfkill/rfkill1/state

Easy once you know…

Moving on.. eee-control installed really easily for me, though I feel it’s good to remove the dkms module, which is installed in /usr/src by default.

I did the following:

  • Downloaded eee-control source from eee-control tarballs, selecting the latest version 0.9.4
  • untarred it
  • ran ‘sudo checkinstall –exclude /usr/src python setup.py install –prefix=/usr’

To run it, do:

  • sudo eee-control-daemon -V &
  • eee-control-tray &

Awesome!

Control of toggles works. Fan-control works. FSB control doesn’t seem to work, but it’s not a huge deal for me, though it would be nice if it did work. Camera and bluetooth control are the main things.

One Response to “Bluetooth and eee-control on eeepc debian”

  1. Mike says:

    While trying to run this, I get an error:

    in
    import ioport
    ImportError: No module named ioport

    Any ideas ?

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