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This is a collection of tips and information regarding blueman, a GTK+ bluetooth manager. The information here was originally collated from the AUR thread at


Workaround for a Bug with obex and gvfs

To browse mobile phone via nautilus with blueman you need a patched gvfs:

Install gvfs-rar from AUR:

gvfs-rar 1.0.3-4 GVFS virtual filesystem (with rar support and latest obex patches)

obex-data-server package is broken for now and needs to rebuild with:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc

Workaround a bug with network manager in bluetooth networking

This was contributed by walmis.

Put this in /etc/hal/fdi/information/bnep.fdi

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<deviceinfo version="0.2">
   <match key="info.category" string="net.80203">
     <match key="net.interface" contains="bnep">
         <merge key="info.category" type="string">net.bluetooth</merge>
         <merge key="info.product" type="string">Bluetooth Interface</merge>
         <merge key="info.capabilities" type="strlist">net, net.bluetooth</merge>
         <merge key="net.bluetooth.mac_address" type="copy_property">net.80203.mac_address</merge>
         <remove key="net.80203.mac_address"/>