Bluetooth file transfer

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Smaggy
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Bluetooth file transfer

Postby Smaggy » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:18 pm

Ok, My phone (LG 430G) can send my entire contact list as a .vcf file via bluetooth. My PC and my phone are already paired and set to automatically connect without confirmation. I've got Blueman installed and I've got my phone set up as trusted and the destination folder as my downloads folder.

So I start the contact list transfer, I see the file start to come over. Then the phone sits at "waiting for Mint-0, then disconnects. The PC gives a notification of transfer failed and then the incoming file goes away in my downloads folder.

Any thoughts? It's like Linux is supposed to send something to the phone such as, "handshaking complete, send file" or something to that effect.

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Re: Bluetooth file transfer

Postby jungle_boy » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:28 pm

Bluetooh works fine only in Linux MInt 13, KDE.

I don't tried it in LM14, KDE.
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Re: Bluetooth file transfer

Postby Smaggy » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:38 pm

That's ok. I managed to transfer my contacts from my LG phone to my Samsung one at a time using Bluetooth. Bluetooth works well in LM14, it's just not very intuitive. The software works on and off and sometimes I have to re-pair my devices in order to browse. I find that it's easier to browse the phone from Linux rather than send pictures from the phone. Maybe the programs will improve with time.


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