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#26 2009-07-16 04:35:39

jackbang
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2009-05-28
Posts: 244

Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

OK, forget gnome-vfs-obexftp, as it's superceded by gvfs, which is installed on #! jaunty by default, including an obexftp back-end.
But how to use it?
Perhaps there are some filemanagers other than nautilus that support gvfs, but I'm not sure which.
In the meantime, I've mounted my phone under fuse, in ~/.gvfs
Here's what I did:

sudo apt-get  install gvfs-bin
sudo apt-get install gvfs-fuse
/usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd-obexftp #not sure if this was required, or should get started automatically by gvfs-mount
/usr/lib/gvfs-fuse-daemon ~/.gvfs
gvfs-mount obex://[xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx]

Voila, I have my phone mounted under ~/.gvfs and can view it in pcmanfm

Unfortunately, it's flakier than cadbury's finest, but maybe it works for you.
EDIT: Works OK on a nokia 2630, but on a nokia 6233 there seems to be a 48k file size transfer limit of some kind, so anything biigger gets an i/o error.  will try some others.

Last edited by jackbang (2009-07-16 05:35:42)

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#27 2009-07-16 06:38:27

corenominal
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Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

^^ is good stuff, please keep it coming. smile

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#28 2009-07-18 00:30:14

jackbang
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Posts: 244

Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

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#29 2009-07-18 01:02:18

anonymous
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From: Arch Linux Forums
Registered: 2008-11-29
Posts: 9,419

Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

Small FYI, you can get tuxcmd from the Ubuntu repo.

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#30 2009-09-03 19:20:10

rpgormley
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Registered: 2009-09-03
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Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

In response to Nik_Doof's instructions on how to install Bluetooth on CrunchBang Linux:
I installed Bluetooth fine and got the bluetooth icon at the bottom. Connected my Logitech BT mouse and my Stowaway GT keyboard just fine. Everything worked. However, after subsequent startups of my eee901, I get a "...failed to connect" for any bluetooth device, including my mouse and keyboard. I even removed the application and reinstalled "bluez-gnome bluetooth gnome-bluetooth" again. Still doesn't work. It only ever worked that one time when I initially installed bluez-gnome.
???? mad
Thanks,  Robert G

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#31 2009-09-09 10:26:00

tonyoptical
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Registered: 2009-09-08
Posts: 226

Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

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#32 2009-09-24 17:16:21

eazybang
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Registered: 2009-09-23
Posts: 1

Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

I love blueman and pcmanfm,and i dont want to install nautilus,so is there any way to get "browse files on device"
working with pcmanfm?
thank you

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#33 2009-09-25 12:05:28

jackbang
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Registered: 2009-05-28
Posts: 244

Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

indeed, see my post #26 at the top of the page.

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#34 2009-10-06 09:16:44

Mufasa
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Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

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#35 2009-11-25 15:09:34

n00b
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Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

Last edited by n00b (2009-11-26 03:29:19)

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#36 2009-11-25 17:04:18

pvsage
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From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

If you need the BT icon, uncomment it in autostart.sh (Preferences >> Openbox Config >> Edit autostart.sh in the main Openbox menu).  Once you've set up your mouse, you really shouldn't need the applet unless your hardware doesn't autodiscover BT devices that have already been configured.  On my netbook with a built-in BT card, it takes a few seconds for it to "wake up" and recognize the mouse the first time I start moving it, but after that it works just fine; same performance with or without bluetooth-applet running.

The applet is more useful for BT storage devices like smartphones.

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#37 2009-11-26 04:00:19

n00b
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Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

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#38 2010-02-22 16:28:15

rufong
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Registered: 2009-05-06
Posts: 17
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Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

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#39 2010-05-01 14:57:30

michaelrose
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From: Brighton, UK
Registered: 2010-04-29
Posts: 13

Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

This looks like quite an old thread so I'm not sure if it's the right place to ask or not...

I've got an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and I'd love to get it working under #! - I've looked at the general Ubuntu FAQs and there seem to be some issues...

Bluetooth is working fine, my Netbook with #! can see my Mac, but not the keyboard.

Anyone had any luck with this?


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#40 2010-05-16 08:37:35

soderstrom
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Registered: 2010-05-11
Posts: 14

Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

I can't get my bluetooth icon to show up in the system tray. I followed the guide and edited all autostart.sh files I found, restarted but still nothing shows up. Even tried installing blueman as well but it also didn't show in the system tray.

Please help because I need to set-up my handsfree to be able to talk on skype.

Edit: Solved, was missing the gnome bluetooth applet package. Guess I will wait longer before asking for help but it is weird that I've got a tendency to solve my own problems just after asking for help big_smile

Last edited by soderstrom (2010-05-16 08:52:33)


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#41 2011-04-20 16:10:14

chaanakya
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2010-12-30
Posts: 940

Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

Okay, so I have inbuilt bluetooth which shows up fine with either blueman or gnome-bluetooth.  However...it never finds anything...I'm not sure if this is because of just random annoyance or whether I'm doing something wrong...any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

- Chaanakya

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#42 2011-12-01 05:41:54

pothi
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From: Rajapalayam, TN, India
Registered: 2011-12-01
Posts: 9
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Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

This thread is at the top search result for "bluetooth mouse crunchbang linux". So, let me share what I did to enable Logitech MX Revolution mouse.

As of today with CrunchBang 10 “Statler” R20111125, it looks like a simple procedure. No need to install any additional package.

1. In a terminal... type bluetooth-applet
2. On the applet, click "Find a device" and follow the procedure to activate your mouse.
3. Once mouse is activated, close the bluetooth-applet from the terminal (CTRL+C). It is no longer needed.

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#43 2013-02-18 13:18:03

floydpepper
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Registered: 2010-03-13
Posts: 56

Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

$ sudo apt-get install bluez-gnome bluetooth gnome-bluetooth
[sudo] password for dayo: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package bluez-gnome is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'bluez-gnome' has no installation candidate

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#44 2013-02-19 09:04:05

floydpepper
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Registered: 2010-03-13
Posts: 56

Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

Nevermind. It turned out I don't even have any bluetooth on my netbook.  sad

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#45 2013-11-21 22:43:04

cwiggs
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Registered: 2013-11-21
Posts: 1

Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

$ sudo apt-get install bluez-gnome bluetooth gnome-bluetooth
[sudo] password for dayo: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package bluez-gnome is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'bluez-gnome' has no installation candidate

Last edited by cwiggs (2013-11-21 23:01:10)

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#46 2013-11-23 14:34:00

sysaxed
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Registered: 2013-03-25
Posts: 77

Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

sudo apt-get install blueman

then run blueman-applet or reboot.

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#47 2013-12-01 08:38:30

murak
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From: Sweden
Registered: 2009-05-29
Posts: 86

Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth


CrunchBang Linux 11 "Waldorf" 64-bit - Thinkpad X230 / i5 3320M / 16Gb ram / 240Gb Sandisk Extreme II

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#48 2014-05-15 08:05:19

Probe34
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Registered: 2012-09-25
Posts: 47

Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

I installed blueman and then run blueman-browse seperately. Works like a breeze now.

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#49 2014-05-15 08:20:41

chillicampari
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Registered: 2009-10-09
Posts: 2,728

Re: [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth

Thanks for posting what worked for you Probe34! The guide itself is really dated now so it'd probably be a good time to retire it.

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