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[XA2+] bamboo folio not working with dedicated android app

asked 2019-09-11 04:22:22 +0300

cemoi71 gravatar image

updated 2019-09-11 11:18:49 +0300

rozgwi gravatar image

Hello Sailor,

with my XA2+ , i'm not able to connect the dedicated app (wacom inkspace) with my bamboo folio.
The bamboo folio is a device which works bluetooth.
Currently, it is easy to connect The Bamboo folio under bluetooth. Then the android app works well too.
But it don't see the bamboo folio.

On xaa2+ sfos evolve now as release.
Would somebody knows what to do to investigate on what happens? get logs or i don't know what to transmit.
I would like clear the light on the problem.
I'll really enjoy if it works.

Thank very much in advance for the help.

Have a nice sails. Cheers

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@rozgwi thx. for rereading. I remark that i pushed it without to read twice.. :-)

cemoi71 ( 2019-09-11 12:25:31 +0300 )edit

@cermoi71 well sometimes the grammar nazi inside me takes control :)

rozgwi ( 2019-09-14 01:47:00 +0300 )edit

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answered 2019-09-12 08:48:42 +0300

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same problem as usual with Bluetooth on Sailfish, plus an extra one soecific to XA2.

  • On Sailfish X for XA2, Jolla has accidentally forgotten to compile the Bluetooth HID kernel module so input devices currently don't work on XA2 until Jolla updates it in a newer version or until somebody in the community compiles it.

    (also I'm not 100% sure if currently Sailfish is designed to successfully use external pointing devices such as mice and stylus tablets. Though the latter looks closer to a toouchscreen, so it might work better)

  • regarding the Android apps: Sailfish is a full blown GNU/Linux under the hood, thus for handling Bluetooth it uses bluez (just like the Ubuntu on your laptop). On the other hand Android normally uses their own stuff, Bluedroid. Currently there isn't a bluez-to-bluedroid adaper in Alien-dalvik.

    So applications that use something standard that can be handled by Sailfish work (e.g.: Spotify can play music on a Bluetooth speaker, because on Sailfish bleuz and Pulseaudio handle everything and Spotify sees only an audioout). But applications that need to talk directly to low-keve-kevel-kevel devices won't work (the same speaker won't work with its manufacturer's app normally used to upgrade firmware and send settings - because that isn't done over audio out, but instead the app would need to talk directly to the speakers over Bluedroid which isn't here).

    Same with you Bamboo: Wacom's App would need to talk directly to the device, but in the absence of Bluedroid (or more likely a bluez-to-bluedroid translator) it can't do anything.

Do in short you need to wait ffoforfor Jolla to:

  • compile the missing kernel driver (for native apps)
  • implement a bluez-to-bluedroid solution (for Wacom's Android app)
  • make sure external pointing devices work nicely on Sailfish (for native apps and generic Android apps)
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well... you seems to be quite well informed...
Have you got an idea from dev-side on well are the plans by jolla oriented?
is that a kind of "well if it just this, then that's comes soon"?.
"hmm that's not that easy, but we will do our best" ?
"no plan, no ressource... maybe one day... seems to be interesting yeah"
"forget it! not interested!"...

Seems to me to be a long process, if they have money for this....

many thx for your answer.

cemoi71 ( 2019-09-12 23:23:13 +0300 )edit

answered 2019-09-11 21:13:54 +0300

olf gravatar image

The usual Android logcat?!?

See https://together.jolla.com/question/204859/how-to-help-debug-android-support/?answer=204871#post-id-204871

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thanks for the link.
that's a huge stuff inside, no idea to filter it for what i need?

cemoi71 ( 2019-09-12 00:05:09 +0300 )edit
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