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BTHIDD(8)		  BSD System Manager's Manual		     BTHIDD(8)

NAME
     bthidd -- Bluetooth HID daemon

SYNOPSIS
     bthidd -h
     bthidd [-a	BD_ADDR] [-c file] [-H file] [-p file] [-t val]	[-u]

DESCRIPTION
     The bthidd	daemon handles remote Bluetooth	HID devices.

     The options are as	follows:

     -a	BD_ADDR
	     Specify the local address to listen on.  By default, the server
	     will listen on ANY	address.  The address can be specified as
	     BD_ADDR or	name.  If a name was specified,	the bthidd daemon will
	     attempt to	resolve	the name via bt_gethostbyname(3).

     -c	file
	     Specify path to the configuration file.  The default path is
	     /etc/bluetooth/bthidd.conf.

     -d	     Do	not detach from	the controlling	terminal, i.e.,	run in fore-
	     ground.

     -H	file
	     Specify path to the known HIDs file.  The default path is
	     /var/db/bthidd.hids.

     -h	     Display usage message and exit.

     -p	file
	     Specify path to the PID file.  The	default	path is
	     /var/run/bthidd.pid.

     -t	val  Specify client rescan interval in seconds.	 The bthidd daemon
	     will periodically scan for	newly configured Bluetooth HID devices
	     or	disconnected "passive" Bluetooth HID devices and will attempt
	     to	establish an outgoing connection.  The default rescan interval
	     is	10 seconds.

     -u	     Enable support for	input event device protocol.  Requires evdev
	     and uinput	drivers	to be loaded with kldload(8) or	compiled into
	     the kernel.

KNOWN LIMITATIONS
     The bthidd	daemon currently does not handle key auto repeat and double
     click mouse events.  Those	events work under X(7) just fine, but not in
     text console.

     This manual page needs more work.	A manual page documenting the format
     of	the /etc/bluetooth/bthidd.conf configuration file is needed as well.

FILES
     /etc/bluetooth/bthidd.conf
     /var/db/bthidd.hids
     /var/run/bthidd.pid

SEE ALSO
     kbdmux(4),	vkbd(4), bthidcontrol(8)

AUTHORS
     Maksim Yevmenkin <m_evmenkin@yahoo.com>

CAVEATS
     Any Bluetooth HID device that has HUP_KEYBOARD or HUP_CONSUMER entries in
     its descriptor is considered as "keyboard".  For each "keyboard" Blue-
     tooth HID device, the bthidd daemon will use a separate instance of the
     virtual keyboard interface	vkbd(4).  Therefore the	kbdmux(4) driver must
     be	used to	properly multiplex input from multiple keyboards.

BSD				April 30, 2018				   BSD

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