Installed LMDE on my laptop using the latest image and it works fine, BUT, I have no bluetooth connection. It freezes and will not search for devices, although strangely my Samsung S3 seems to think it is connected and I also get a response from the laptop which on the face of it would say I am connected.
I will however not search and find the phone and fle transfer is not possible either way.
Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.
Please read the post below. I installed both packages as suggested and it now works fine, although the original bluetooth applet still does not work. Not sure why, but since the blueman package works, I'm not too worried.