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How do i send files to my mobile-phone via bluetooth

Postby kosmonaut on Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:49 am

Hi!

I got bluetooth working with cassandra.
So far, I can receive files from my phone. But I haven't figured out how to send files to my phone. I know that there is a *deb called "nautilus-send-to", but if I'd install it, I would also remove pidgin, and I'd return to gaim.
Do you know alternatives? Any hints are welcomed....

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Postby Husse on Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:30 pm

Try to google with your subject line

How do i send files to my mobile-phone via bluetooth

I think you may have the solution there. Don't have bluetooth.......
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Postby kosmonaut on Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:07 am

Hey!

Well I got it working with the command:
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gnome-obex-send

that I opened in the terminal.
This will open a message-box, that hopefully shows your BT-device.
You need to check the output of the terminal. It will show you the BT-Identificationnumber of your BT-Device: something like this: 00:12:0D:55:0F:0G
With the command:
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gnome-obex-send --device 00:12:0D:55:0F:0G /home/USER/FileYouWantToSend

you'll be able to send the File you want to send.

It works...but it is not such a good method, because it uses the terminal, that could be to complicated/uncomfortable for some users.

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Postby scorp123 on Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:02 pm

There are comfortable GUI tools for both GNOME and KDE ... I suggest you search in Synaptic, e.g. search for "bluez", "blue", "bluetooth" and check the results that show up. Then check the description of each package.
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Postby RedJak on Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:05 am

scorp123 wrote:There are comfortable GUI tools for both GNOME and KDE ... I suggest you search in Synaptic, e.g. search for "bluez", "blue", "bluetooth" and check the results that show up. Then check the description of each package.


If nothing else, we may just be able to band together and make a GLADE dialog for OBEX ourselves =D
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Postby scorp123 on Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:22 pm

RedJak wrote:If nothing else, we may just be able to band together and make a GLADE dialog for OBEX ourselves
... or we just use the shell :wink:
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Postby RedJak on Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:44 pm

scorp123 wrote:... or we just use the shell :wink:


Always taking the easy way out, aren't we? :P
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Postby kosmonaut on Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:24 am

There are comfortable GUI tools for both GNOME and KDE

I know that KDE has a very comfortable GUI for bluetooth, but until now, I wasn´t able to find anything that is comfortable in Gnome.
Don´t get me wrong, but I am wondering, what programs you girls/guys use to get contact with BT-devices. I haven´t found anything as comfortable as kbluetoothd-but that´s KDE-based?
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Postby Husse on Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:36 am

You can use KDE applications in Gnome and the other way round.
Install the KDE app you like....
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Postby kosmonaut on Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:46 am

Hey Husse(&others) !

Well, of course I do know that I can install KDE apps in Gnome and vice versa, But if I'd install the KDE-stuff for BT, I'd need to install Konqueror and other KDE-applications to get a comfortable BT solution. And that is exactly not what my intention is (<-hope that this was english :roll: ), I'd love to have a "pure" Gnome desktop and no an mix of KDE/Gnome.

The simplest solution -to resolve my BT-problems- would be an adapted "nautilus-send-to" package, that doesn't need "gaim" in it's dependency ...I'd love to build this package- and share it to everyone, but I'm afraid to say, that I just not geekish enough to get this working...

Well: Long speech, short sense :wink:
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Postby RedJak on Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:07 am

Thanks for bringing this up, Kosmonaut. Perhaps we might see a MintBluetooth in the near future...

I personally would love to help make a usable Bluetooth GUI (I'd probably end up using Gambas or Glade to make it)

What do you all think?
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Postby Husse on Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:02 pm

Hi RedJak
You are more than welcome to contribute to Mint, and if there is such a large problem (at least in Gnome) to easily use bluetooth I think it will be appreciated
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