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I am trying to establish a bluetooth connection between my cell phone and my PC. The phone is a Motorola V3. It does have bluetooth. The PC is running Redhat FC 6 x86_64 with kernel 2.6.20-1.2962.fc6. I have a TRENDnet TBW-104UB Bluetooth USB adapter connected. The PC knows that the bluetooth adpater exists. When I boot the machine I now have a bluetooth icon in the upper right next to the clock. By the way, I am running gnome. The output of /sbin/lsusb is
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0409:0058 NEC Corp. HighSpeed Hub
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
When I search for Bluetooth devices with my phone, it doesn't find my PC. I don't know how to search for Bluetooth devices with my PC. If I right click on a file I want to send to my phone and go to "send to ..." I do so "send as:" with "Bluetooth (OBEX)." However there is nothing in the "send to:" field. I do see a changing radar icon. I would like to be able to send pictures and videos between my cell phone and PC using Bluetooth.
I think pairing is the problem. My phone manual talks about pairing, but when I follow the instructions in the manual, it doesn't find the computer. In Redhat FC6 I don't know how to tell the computer to try to pair with the phone. After I posted the question last night, I booted a Live CD with Ubuntu 7.04. I found a program called "Bluetooth File Transfer" version 0.99beta2. I could tell the computer to look for the phone with this program. When I did, I could tell my phone to be found by a bluetooth search and was able to connect the computer and phone. I have not found a similar program under Redhat FC6. Can someone tell me how to get Redhat FC6 to search for a bluetooth connection?
Wow. I am still running FC6, but told my phone to send a picture over the connection I established yesterday running ubuntu. When I do this, I get a dialog that asks me if I want to accept a file from my phone. I say OK and get the picture. I still can't seem to send anything to the phone using FC6.