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    No Bluetooth Menus in Settings

    Having an issue with setting up bluetooth in Centrafuse 3.5. I have bluesoleil installed and generic usb bluetooth dongle. When in settings if I choose bluetooth settings, I get a blank screen that still has pages 1-4 IIRC and the (X) and save buttons. Can still scroll through pages but all are blank. Once in the screen the only way to exit is click "save" and "yes" to over ride current settings. Centrafuse never shows the "Bluetooth Not Initialized" error, I only just get blank pages in the settings.

    I had previously had Centrafuse 3.5 with the same bluetooth dongle on an identical laptop working flawlessly. After the phone was setup I went back into settings to make some changes and the blank settings menu showed up for the first time. At this time everything was still pairing properly even though setting were blank. Deal w it and figured it was a fluke and moved on.

    Fast forward to CarPC installation. Different laptop identical settings hardware, peripherals, fresh xp install, yada yada and the outcome is the problem stated above, no settings but no error messages and cannot setup to pair with phone.

    Anyone know what the issue may be. TIA! Also BTW is there any to not have to be approved for every post made? Thanks!

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    Interesting. Have you updated to 3.6 yet?

    the only screen that is missing text is the bluetooth settings page?

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    it's a legal version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoTec View Post
    Interesting. Have you updated to 3.6 yet?

    the only screen that is missing text is the bluetooth settings page?
    No, I have not updated to 3.6 yet. Just in the process of testing everything. Only screen missing is bluetooth settings. They showed up on first access and I opted not to configure at the time. From then on out blank settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tibimakai View Post
    it's a legal version?
    This is trial version 3.5.16

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    Just run through a quick re-install and make sure you install the bluetooth drivers when it asks you. Should solve your problem.

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    I ended up solving this problem by switching out bluetooth dongles. I'm not sure why but this cheap one must have been the issue.

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    Weird, must have not been recognized or something. Regardless, glad you got it fixed!

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    USB positions affecting this?

    I'm having the same issue (empty BT menus), but I also have a strange issue with the (USB) GPS receiver.
    Both BT menus and GPS worked well when the system was connected on my "lab" table for integration testing, but started misbehaving when actually integrated into the car.

    The change? Well, several things change but most noticeably, the USB devices (BT, GPS) are now connected to different USB sockets. The GPS was connected to a hub and is now connected directly, and the BT dongle is connected to a different socket on the same hub.

    Both devices still work well hardware-wise - phone pairs with BT and the GPS LED is indicating proper satellite reception as well as proper COM port mapping in the control panel device section.

    I will first try this:
    1. Focus on BT: move the dongle through all hub sockets and retest, to see if the menus come back.
    2. If yes, theory confirmed and step 1 will be repeated with the GPS receiver. If not, I'll reinstall CF to see if this helps revive both devices.

    The "theory" is, of course, that "some sort" of ID is changing when USB sockets change, causing CF to stop recognizing the devices.

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    Well, changing the USB ports will change the COM ports its registered too - but if it's a whole different machine, it shouldn't matter. Like your GPS will be on a different COM port, but just assign it to that new port in CF. For your BT, make sure you can connect to it when you're NOT in CF, through BlueSoleil.

    Try to get the com ports in between 3 and 9. Those seem to have the best responses from what I've read. Anything above 10, CF might not like, and anything 1 and 2 Windows might not like.

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