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Old 05-29-2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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Can't transfer file from 1 laptop to another using bluetooth in ubuntu 11.10.


'hcitool scan' command only finds bluetooth address of phones but can't detect other laptops address.
how can i transfer 1 file to another laptop using bluetooth in ubuntu 11.10. please help me!
 
Old 05-30-2012, 07:59 PM   #2
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Did you try this?
https://help.ubuntu.com/11.10/ubuntu...bluetooth.html
 
Old 06-02-2012, 06:03 AM   #3
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Thanks PhoenixAndThor.
I can now detect bluetooth address using hcitool scan command but can't send files from 1 laptop to another .
it shows a error message "Unable to find service record".I can only transfer files from laptop to phone but can't transfer files from phone to laptop & from laptop to laptop. i am trying a lot . please help me..
 
Old 06-02-2012, 06:23 AM   #4
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I have paired 2 laptops using "set up new device" but can't send files from one to another. it shows "unable to find service record" . I am using ubuntu 12.04 now.kindly help me!
 
Old 06-03-2012, 04:16 AM   #5
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Unfortunately, I can't help you. After about an hour trying to troubleshoot gnome-bluetooth and blueman, I decided to throw graphical front-ends away and try to transfer files using obexfs. After a few more hours of struggling with the terminal and searching the Internet, I am still unable to get files transfered over bluetooth between two computers. However, I can transfer files between my phone and a few other devices over Bluetooth without a problem. My advice is to just save yourself the headache and use a flash drive, or setup FTP/Samba/NFS on your home LAN and do it that way.

Anyone else who knows more than me is welcome to help.
 
Old 06-03-2012, 11:51 AM   #6
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I have solved my problem .I have enabled share file over bluetooth & receive files over bluetooth in "Personal File Sharing Preferences". Now I am happy.
 
Old 06-03-2012, 12:34 PM   #7
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Confirmed, works for Gnome with Nautilus. Kind of disappointing that they don't put a link to that in the UI for Bluetooth, as tansfering files between devices is a common task. However, this is not a complete solution IMO. What about those using Openbox/LXDE, or some other desktop/WM that doesn't have it's own setup tool? It would be nice to know which config files to edit replicate the results these results.

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