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Old 06-22-2009, 11:18 PM   #1
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where does Bluetooth receive my pictures to?


Trying to send photo from phone to laptop via bluetooth dongle.
Seems I've set it right, and they recognise each other,(computer is called "localhost-0" in this operation.)
Phone said "DATA SENT".
Where would it be? Is there a folder called localhost-0? how can i open it? (Mandriva 2009.1)
I tried "localhost-0" on command line, but only because I haven't got a clue..
 
Old 06-23-2009, 08:12 AM   #2
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Helps if you understand what you are doing.
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/9466

Do you have the bluetooth tools installed in mandriva?
Lets check - post the output of the following commands:

lsmod | grep blue

dmesg | grep Blue

It's likely that this is fine, because you have a computer name. Lets check:

hciconfig -a

look for a line which says

name: localhost-0

I'm guessing that you did not specify a hostname when you installed Mandriva - which is why your computer is called localhost.

Do you have the KDE or Gnome Mandriva? These desktops have gui tools for handling bluetooth devices.
The link at the top discusses them.

This page specifically discusses sending and receiving files - like pictures.
 
Old 06-27-2009, 11:33 AM   #3
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Thanks Simon, for the information, and the sources.

In response I've found a little time to get an overview of commandline, which has cheered me up!, and good to have some direction;
And as soon as conditions allow, (back to electricity supply) I'll apply your Bluetooth advice specifically . Thanks again
 
Old 06-28-2009, 02:17 AM   #4
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the commandline skills are useful not just to linux - you'll find experienced users will encourage more learning in this way. There are many online tutorials and the FSF has an excellent textbook.
 
Old 06-28-2009, 10:00 PM   #5
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The commands produce no result, in either commandline via F2 or opened Konsole.
Are all symbols and spaces you described to be put in exactly, or is there some protocol I don't know?
I'll google FSF meantime:-)
 
Old 06-28-2009, 10:22 PM   #6
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correction, dmesg | grep Blue gets me a 'run dmesg' cog symbol, which seems to not produce anything visible.
 
Old 06-28-2009, 11:05 PM   #7
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You should get results like this:

Code:
$ lsmod | grep blue
bluetooth              61028  4 rfcomm,l2cap
$ dmesg | grep Blue
[   44.533912] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.11
[   44.534296] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[   44.534301] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[   44.611716] Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.9
[   44.611723] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[   44.673976] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[   44.673994] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[   44.673998] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.8
$ hciconfig -a
$
When it just goes to the next input line and otherwise does nothing, then you do not have the required bit installed. Note that in the example above, the command hciconfig -a does nothing? That is because I have no bluetooth devices or HW. My distro includes the driver as a convenience only.

If the lsmod line (the first one in the example) does this, then the module is not installed.

The dmesg commands should not hang - they should return some lines or just provide a new input prompt. Since you do not have the module, you won't get any dmesg record concerning it.

Review the linux journal article from my last post.
You probably have to install the bluetooth tools package for your distribution

Here is a mandriva wiki page about enabling bluetooth - it looks out of date but I have not kept up with mandriva either:
http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Docs/Sys...king/Bluetooth

mandriva 2008.1 had a "bluetooth dialup networking" tool in Mandriva control panel > Setup a new network interface. There is also a blog discussion about bluetooth+phones in mandriva here:
http://www.mandrake.tips.4.free.fr/c...#bluetooth-net
 
  


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