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Connecting a Windows PC w/ a LM PC using Bluetooth

Post by Alexvar » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:37 pm

Hello there!

I'm trying to connect my Linux Mint laptop with my Windows 7 desktop PC using Bluetooth, so I can transfer documents and pictures easily. However, when I try to pair them, Linux Mint asks me for the code that appears in the Windows PC, but that code is 8 digits long, and LM only allows you to introduce up to 6 digits! So I can't link them. Does anybody know how to solve this problem? Thanks! :D

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Re: Connecting a Windows PC w/ a LM PC using Bluetooth

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:48 pm

I created a Shared Folder on my Win7 desktop, and using the WiFi linked my Linux laptop to that folder.

I used a 7 letter/number password on the Win7 shared folder.
dunno if that made any difference or not, but it works for me.

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Re: Connecting a Windows PC w/ a LM PC using Bluetooth

Post by JeremyB » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:06 pm

Are you attempting to pair to the Windows computer from Mint? Is it Mint 19?

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Re: Connecting a Windows PC w/ a LM PC using Bluetooth

Post by Alexvar » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:17 am

Hello!

First of all, sorry for the late response, I totally forgot I had made a thread :?

Okay, so I tried to make a shared folder, but my Win7 PC won't even recognise my LM laptop, despite being connected to the same network (The only difference is that my Win7 PC is connected via Ethernet and my laptop via Wireless, but they are both connected to the same router). My LM laptop doesn't recognise the Win7 PC either.

Regarding Bluetooth, I'm trying to link both computers from my Win7 PC (My LM laptop doesn't find my Win7 PC for some reason, but my Win7 PC does find my LM laptop). I'm using Linux Mint 19

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Re: Connecting a Windows PC w/ a LM PC using Bluetooth

Post by JeremyB » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:19 am

Post results from terminal for

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lsusb; dmesg | egrep -i 'blue|firm'
Sounds like a broadcom bluetooth without firmware

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Re: Connecting a Windows PC w/ a LM PC using Bluetooth

Post by Alexvar » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:34 pm

Hello! Here are the results:

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Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 8087:0a2a Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1bcf:2c87 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 248a:8366  
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
[    0.028000] Spectre V2 : Enabling Restricted Speculation for firmware calls
[    0.081447] ACPI: [Firmware Bug]: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored
[    1.349089] [Firmware Bug]: Invalid critical threshold (0)
[    2.052561] [drm] Finished loading DMC firmware i915/skl_dmc_ver1_26.bin (v1.26)
[    2.061333] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI(PEGP) defines _DOD but not _DOS
[   16.742987] iwlwifi 0000:08:00.0: loaded firmware version 29.1044073957.0 op_mode iwlmvm
[   16.788995] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.22
[   16.789005] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[   16.789007] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[   16.789009] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[   16.789012] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[   16.806703] Bluetooth: hci0: read Intel version: 370810011003110e00
[   16.824589] Bluetooth: hci0: Intel Bluetooth firmware file: intel/ibt-hw-37.8.10-fw-1.10.3.11.e.bseq
[   17.076754] Bluetooth: hci0: Intel firmware patch completed and activated
[   21.076566] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[   21.076567] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[   21.076569] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
[ 6911.854512] Bluetooth: hci0: read Intel version: 370810011003110e00
[ 6911.854515] Bluetooth: hci0: Intel Bluetooth firmware file: intel/ibt-hw-37.8.10-fw-1.10.3.11.e.bseq
[ 6912.169564] Bluetooth: hci0: Intel firmware patch completed and activated
[ 6922.436975] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[ 6922.436984] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[ 6922.436989] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
[57601.272695] Bluetooth: hci0: read Intel version: 370810011003110e00
[57601.272772] Bluetooth: hci0: Intel Bluetooth firmware file: intel/ibt-hw-37.8.10-fw-1.10.3.11.e.bseq
[57601.584668] Bluetooth: hci0: Intel firmware patch completed and activated
[60380.603716] Bluetooth: hci0: read Intel version: 370810011003110e00
[60380.603721] Bluetooth: hci0: Intel Bluetooth firmware file: intel/ibt-hw-37.8.10-fw-1.10.3.11.e.bseq
[60380.888774] Bluetooth: hci0: Intel firmware patch completed and activated
[63204.992439] Bluetooth: hci0: read Intel version: 370810011003110e00
[63204.992516] Bluetooth: hci0: Intel Bluetooth firmware file: intel/ibt-hw-37.8.10-fw-1.10.3.11.e.bseq
[63205.286471] Bluetooth: hci0: Intel firmware patch completed and activated

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