Sitecom CN-502 USB Bluetooth Dongle works on Linux

To my absolute surprise, the Sitecom CN-502 USB Bluetooth Dongle works perfectly with out-of-the-box Fedora Core 4 x86_64. The lsusb output shows it’s a Cambridge Silicon Radio chip (0a12:0001) which is very widely used and well supported.
I bought this thing some time ago because of its protruding aerial; my original intention was to dismantle it and add a huge-gain antenna – Car Whisperer-esque – but I just haven’t got around to doing it.
The lsusb output:
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
For completeness, here is the rest of my config:
$ uname -a
Linux localhost 2.6.14-1.1656_FC4 #1 Thu Jan 5 22:13:55 EST 2006 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ rpm -q -a | grep -i bluez
bluez-hcidump-1.18-1
bluez-utils-2.15-7
bluez-pin-0.24-2
bluez-libs-2.15-1

And it working:
$ /etc/init.d/bluetooth start
Starting Bluetooth services: [ OK ]
$ hcitool scan
Scanning ...
00:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX XXXXXXXX

Not bad since I found it in a bargain bucket!
Related Links:
Sitecom CN-502 Product Support

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