Ok so I am trying to get my T-Mobile GPRS working accross a Trendware bluetooth dongle and my Motorolla V330. I have had this working on XP in moments with no problems at all.

My process is as follows.

root@Snowball:/home/slowplay# mknod /dev/rfcomm0 c 216 0
root@Snowball:/home/slowplay# rfcomm bind 0 00:12:8A:9C:BED 1
root@Snowball:/home/slowplay# rfcomm list
rfcomm0: 00:12:8A:9C:BED channel 1 clean

As you can see the device is now bound to rfcomm0, but the devices are not paired, so...

root@Snowball:/home/slowplay# cat < /dev/rfcomm0

This prompts my phone to pair which I do, pairing appears successfull on both ends. Only one problem...

root@Snowball:/home/slowplay# rfcomm list
rfcomm0: 00:12:8A:9C:BED channel 1 closed

I have no idea why it closes the rfcomm because of this?
So once again, I...

root@Snowball:/home/slowplay# rfcomm release rfcomm0
root@Snowball:/home/slowplay# rfcomm list
root@Snowball:/home/slowplay#
root@Snowball:/home/slowplay# mknod /dev/rfcomm0 c 216 0
root@Snowball:/home/slowplay# rfcomm bind 0 00:12:8A:9C:BED 1
root@Snowball:/home/slowplay# rfcomm list
rfcomm0: 00:12:8A:9C:BED channel 1 clean

Then I go to Kppp and try to query the modem. I get an error that the modem could not be opened.

root@Snowball:/home/slowplay# rfcomm list
rfcomm0: 00:12:8A:9C:BED channel 1 closed

closed again, go figure. Any help would be greatly appreciated.