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 http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=13870.
NOW obsolete! >> 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: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=23861
obex-data-server package is broken for now and needs to rebuild with:
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc
Just grab it from ABS and rebuild.
>>For me now with actual obex-data-server and standard gvfs all is working fine (Yes obex-browsing too) the only thing is delete files on remote storage don't work.
Workaround a bug with network manager in bluetooth networking
Some distributions show all bluetooth interfaces as net.80203, which can cause strange behaviour in network manager, for example NM trying to get dhcp address for an incoming connection.
This is for versions <= 1.01, versions 1.02 and up will include this patch.
Put this in
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <deviceinfo version="0.2"> <device> <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"/> </match> </match> </device> </deviceinfo>
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Other window/network managers
To launch blueman, use:
ck-launch-session blueman-applet &
or, without the applet:
ck-launch-session blueman-manager &
To use with netcfg for tethering, create a profile associated with bnep0 and run it after establishing a network in blueman-manager.