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use jolla phone as bluetooth mouse/keyboard?

asked 2016-04-21 12:31:05 +0300

daywalker gravatar image

updated 2016-04-21 12:39:32 +0300

Ahoy sailors,

is there an app (Jolla or Android) to use jolla phone as bluetooth keyboard+mouse? (Emulate HID bluetooth device to remote control any bluetooth compatible device)

I tried several android apps but couldn't get it working...

this looks promising https://anselm.hoffmeister.be/computer/hidclient/index.html.en will try to compile it later...

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I have additional question: Is there any app that supports such a feature via wifi?

petrikk ( 2016-04-21 12:52:41 +0300 )edit

@petrikk yes there are multiple android apps. but imho you will always need to install some receiver software on the client side. i want to emulate a bluetooth keyboard/mouse to be independent of the client os, just using the bluetooth protocol. there is also a native sailfish app -> QRemoteControl

daywalker ( 2016-04-21 13:01:32 +0300 )edit
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I ve KDE and i m using KDE Connect but idk very well your situation.

Claudio Maradonna ( 2016-04-21 20:11:01 +0300 )edit

@Claudio Maradonna thanks for the hint, this is interesting but doesn't reflect my needs. i want to remote control different devices. currently there is a samsung tv /w bluetooth, a notebook running ubuntu/gnome 15.10, a raspberry pi and a android device (tv box)

daywalker ( 2016-04-22 09:29:57 +0300 )edit

so i managed to compile hidclient... first installed bluez-devel via pkcon did a make and copied hidclient executable to /usr/local/bin

hidclient -l lists devices... 0 and 1 (touch_synaptics/capkey_synaptics) should be the right devices to grab input from. apparently it doesn't work...

on ubuntu side i managed to connect to jolla as Human Interface Device Service (HID) via blueman application and a new device with MAC of Jolla bluetooth connection shows up as xinput device

when i start hidclient on jolla without any parameters some input is captured (visible in terminal) but nothing arrives on ubuntu machine.

bluetooth service on ubuntu creates /devices/virtual/input/input17 and udev creates input device /dev/input/event14 and /sys/devices/virtual/input/input17/event14 with driver "evdev" followed by xinput creating a xkb

maybe someone can help me from there

daywalker ( 2016-04-22 14:50:05 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-08-10 13:03:15 +0300

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you're aware of qremotecontrol, aren't you? This works with a PC/Laptop, but won't work with TVs for example

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hi thanks but i want it to work via bluetooth without seperate "server" application to install...

daywalker ( 2016-08-12 00:36:46 +0300 )edit
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