[SOLVED] Blueman issues since 18.3 upgrade

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SilverFox66
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[SOLVED] Blueman issues since 18.3 upgrade

Post by SilverFox66 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:16 am

I have 3 systems all running Mint. After upgrading all 3 from 18.2 to 18.3, I have the same issues on each machine, with Blueman.

The first issue is that even though the devices (my phone, for instance) are still shown as "trusted", files will not transfer automatically from the trusted devices, to the machines anymore. The transfer will not start now, until I click "accept" in the notification that pops up on the machines. I have removed the phone, and added it back as trusted, and it still wont transfer automatically like it used to.

The second issue is that the files transferred to the machines, now go to the "downloads" folder, by default. I have a folder named "Bluetooth" in my home folder, that I have used forever for transfers. The settings in Blueman still show "Bluetooth" as the destination folder, but the files transfer to my "downloads" folder instead. I have tried changing the default folder, and then changing it back to the "Bluetooth" folder, but it doesnt change the destination.

Its like Blueman isnt recognizing its own settings anymore.
Last edited by SilverFox66 on Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:44 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Blueman issues since 18.3 upgrade

Post by Hoser Rob » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:44 am

You should post more info, post the text output of

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inxi -Fxz
in the terminal.

WHen you do a web upgrade it doesn't update the kernel by default. This isn't a bad thing because a new Linux kenel can break things. Thing is, not upgrading the kernel can also cause issues. I've had this happen. The 18.3 kernel is 4.10. something I think.

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Re: Blueman issues since 18.3 upgrade

Post by SilverFox66 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:00 am

uname -a tells me I am running 4.4.0-139-generic.

The rest you asked for:

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System:    Host: QUAD4-Linux Kernel: 4.4.0-139-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 v: Rev X.0x
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 1702 date: 12/22/2010
CPU:       Quad core AMD Phenom II X4 945 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) bmips: 24106
           clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 3000 MHz 3: 1800 MHz
           4: 1800 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS880 [Radeon HD 4250]
           bus-ID: 01:05.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: AMD RS880 (DRM 2.43.0 / 4.4.0-139-generic, LLVM 6.0.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS880 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4200 Series]
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:05.1
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-139-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e800 bus-ID: 06:00.0
           IF: enp6s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1750.4GB (36.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000DM010 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD7502AAEX size: 750.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 47G used: 20G (44%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 807G used: 225G (30%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 18.20GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 0.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 245 Uptime: 22:24 Memory: 2512.0/7101.0MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 
I also rebooted with kernel 4.4.0-137-generic (the oldest I have available, and was working before the upgrade) and have the same issues.

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Re: Blueman issues since 18.3 upgrade

Post by SilverFox66 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:38 am

Ok, I removed Blueman with:

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sudo apt-get purge "bluez*"
sudo apt-get autoremove
I then logged out/back in, and reinstalled Blueman via software manager. Funny, it still had my settings and devices already connected and trusted, like it kept some sort of configuration file even after purging. But, it seems to be working now. I even changed the download directory a couple times, and the files went where they were supposed to, and did so without having to "accept" them. Now if I can just figure out why after the 18.3 upgrade, my "Trash" bin and "Computer" icon keep getting moved on my desktop, every time I reboot/logout :cry:

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