I have been playing with Bluetooth a lot lately. I have made some progress, but hopefully someone on the forum can help me with the next steps.
I have been able to pair my Edison with both my phone and my Desktop. I am not really sure what the difference is between paired and connected, but I was able to get my desktop to report that it was connected. My phone would not show up as connected.
Once I am connected with my Desktop system, is there a serial console that automatically becomes active? I did not seem to see any new serial consoles, but there are several serial devices listed under /dev.
Here is what I did to get as far as I did. The Edison starts out having everything Bluetooth turned off, so there are a few steps you have to do even before it can be seen as a Bluetooth device.
NOTE: I am not sure all of these steps are required
Unblock the Bluetooth.
>rfkill unblock Bluetooth
Start Bluetooth control
Start scanning for other Bluetooth devices.
This should return a list of Bluetooth Devices that can be seen (you will have to make your devices discoverable)
Set the Edison to be pairable:
Make the Edison Discoverable:
Now your other devices should be able to see the Edison.
Make the device trusted (not 100% sure what this does)
Pair with the device you want to work with:
Connect with the device:
Some other helpful commands:
This will show you information about the device
This will show you a list of devices that have been paired with the Edison.