I'm trying to connect my Toshiba Satellite running Ubuntu 10.04 to my Eris running Android 2.1 through a Bluetooth connection and establish a dial-up connection (DUN) with the modem. I can connect my phone to my laptop, and I can detect my modem (after installing drivers), which is located at /dev/ttySL0. But when I launch gnome-ppp and enter my phone number (123 for PDA-Net) I get a dialog that says "Connecting... Sending Password" with Log and Cancel buttons. The log shows this:

--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60
--> Cannot get information for serial port.
--> Initializing modem.
--> Sending: ATZ
--> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
--> Modem initialized.
--> Please enter password (or empty password to stop):
--> Configuration does not specify a valid login name.

The PDA-Net DUN protocol is running and shows no error. Any ideas?

Any help is much appreciated.

closed as too localized by qbi, fabricator4, Eric Carvalho, Ringtail, hhlp Jan 13 '13 at 10:54

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From the PDA-Net website:

Since this is just a regular Bluetooth DUN connection, you have 3 ways to initiate the dialup:

  1. You can use the Bluetooth software to connect if available. For some drivers such as the BlueSoleil one, this is the only way you can initiate the connection.
  2. You can open network connections panel and launch the Bluetooth entry.

For 1 and 2, enter phone number #777 and empty username/password when prompted.

  • This resource describes the setup for Windows, and may or may not work for Linux. Setting this up on Windows is simple. I have done this on several machines. Linux, however, is more difficult, because the drivers are tricky to install... I can connect to my laptop with my phone, using Bluetooth. This is not the problem. It's the connection. But... I will look into BlueSoleil anyway, as it may have some benefit. – nicorellius Aug 25 '10 at 15:53
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    I posted the quote for this snippet "enter phone number #777 and empty username/password when prompted." – Li Lo Aug 25 '10 at 19:02

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