Setting up a bluetooth dongle can be quite interesting when using Raspmbc. Here is a guide on setting up.

Requirements:

Steps:

I found the following guide very helpful, however kept running into errors.

To fix it, run the following command after rebooting and before in place of installing bluetooth:

apt-get install obex-data-server
apt-get ‚Äčinstall bluetooth bluez-utils blueman bluez-compat

If you have tried in the past to install bluetooth, but its still broken, run the below command:

sudo dpkg --configure -a

Unfortunately, there where problems pairing the device with the error message being:

Creating device failed: org.bluez.Error.AuthenticationRejected: Authentication Rejected

So following another article, it is recommended to type in:

sudo nano /usr/bin/bluez-simple-agent

Now, in this file, change 'KeyboardDisplay' with 'DisplayYesNo'.

Resources

Note:

Some bluetooth items will not work on Raspmbc such as audio. It has been suggested (Raspberry pi official forums) to instead use OpenELEC or Xbian.