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Old 10-04-2011, 01:35 PM   #1
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Bluetooth DUN (Dial Up Network) + Bluedevil & Blueman.


Typing this via XP running in VirtualBox as I can't get a bluetooth DUN setup in Slackware64-current.
Bluedevil in KDE 4.7.1 doesn't even offer the option. I've tried the bluetooth manager in Xfce 4.6.2 (and can do the same in KDE) and it finds the cellphone and says it is set up to be used by the "Network Manager," but there is nothing to be found in Network Manager or anywhere else for that matter. It evens says it has made a connection, but I don't know to what as I can't get to the Internet.
It is slow, but I'm on the road and find myself in a hotel without, believe it or not in this day and age, wifi, so this is the ONLY OPTION.
Any help in getting this to run in Slackware would be greatly appreciated. (And, yes, I've searched the forum.)

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Old 10-05-2011, 03:16 PM   #2
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http://bluemodem.sourceforge.net/
 
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:32 PM   #3
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While searching for a solution to this problem I've come across references to plug-ins for Blueman to provide PAN and DUN support via NetworkManager, but haven't actually found said plug-ins. Does anyone know if they exist and/or are there similar plug-ins for Bluedevil?
Thanks.
 
Old 10-05-2011, 10:38 PM   #4
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I remember getting this to work with gnome-bluetooth and NetworkManager. I believe I needed to build ModemManager also. I'll see if I can dig out my notes on how I did this, but I remember taking quite a bit of time to get to work.
 
Old 10-06-2011, 12:00 AM   #5
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ModemManager should work for these devices, but you should get NetworkManager too just in case.
 
Old 10-06-2011, 07:59 AM   #6
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ModemManager should work for these devices, but you should get NetworkManager too just in case.
Thanks, but both were installed long before this problem and, as mentioned in the first post, no joy, i.e., there is no provision, using the NetworkManager applet to set up a Bluetooth connection.

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Old 10-06-2011, 08:57 AM   #7
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Thanks, but both were installed long before this problem and, as mentioned in the first post, no joy.
If I remember right, I had to install gnome-bluetooth first, then rebuild NetworkManager and ModemManager (dependencies included) so it could link to the new gnome-bluetooth libraries.
 
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:34 PM   #8
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If I remember right, I had to install gnome-bluetooth first, then rebuild NetworkManager and ModemManager (dependencies included) so it could link to the new gnome-bluetooth libraries.
Thanks. I found the source code and a script for gnome-bluetooth and tried to build it, but it wants gtk+3 and a couple of other things.
 
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Thanks. I found the source code and a script for gnome-bluetooth and tried to build it, but it wants gtk+3 and a couple of other things.
Grab one of the older versions. The gsb folk already have a SlackBuild for it.
 
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:20 PM   #10
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zk1234,
Bluemodem has been configured, made and installed, but very command ends in a "segmentation fault" error message. I'll keep trying.

stormtracknole,
Found gnome-bluetooth and installed it and rebuilt networkmanager, but no joy. Oh, well, by the time this gets solved maybe I'll have moved on to a hotel with wifi. In the meantime it is VirtualBox, Xp and Bluesoleil.

Thanks to you both.
 
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zk1234,
Bluemodem has been configured, made and installed, but very command ends in a "segmentation fault" error message. I'll keep trying.

stormtracknole,
Found gnome-bluetooth and installed it and rebuilt networkmanager, but no joy. Oh, well, by the time this gets solved maybe I'll have moved on to a hotel with wifi. In the meantime it is VirtualBox, Xp and Bluesoleil.

Thanks to you both.
Did you make sure to configure your phone first with gnome-bluetooth? It has to be configured first and the application must be running before you move on to NetworkManager.
 
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:06 PM   #12
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OK, I was digging around in /usr/bin and found "bluedevil-network-dun." I tried to run it and a small box flew by too fast to read what was going on. It doesn't appear to be connected to Bluedevil, i.e., one does not see the other. Is there anyway to make them work together?
Ditto, Blueman. I've looked around and can't find any of the the so called Blueman plug-ins for NetworkManager.
 
Old 10-07-2011, 05:34 PM   #13
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OK, I was digging around in /usr/bin and found "bluedevil-network-dun." I tried to run it and a small box flew by too fast to read what was going on. It doesn't appear to be connected to Bluedevil, i.e., one does not see the other. Is there anyway to make them work together?
Ditto, Blueman. I've looked around and can't find any of the the so called Blueman plug-ins for NetworkManager.
Ok, I was able to dig some notes. Go ahead and build obexd from Robby's mirror. Then, build gnome-bluetooth --> mobile-broadband-provider-info --> ModemManager --> libtasn1 --> ORBIT2 and GConf (both now on extra) --> libgnome-keyring --> gnome-keyring --> NetworkManager --> network-manager-applet.

After all of this, make sure that rc.bluetooth is running. Configure your phone through gnome-bluetooth. After that, the phone "should" show up on NetworkManager.
 
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:27 PM   #14
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Ok, I was able to dig some notes. Go ahead and build obexd from Robby's mirror. Then, build gnome-bluetooth --> mobile-broadband-provider-info --> ModemManager --> libtasn1 --> ORBIT2 and GConf (both now on extra) --> libgnome-keyring --> gnome-keyring --> NetworkManager --> network-manager-applet.

After all of this, make sure that rc.bluetooth is running. Configure your phone through gnome-bluetooth. After that, the phone "should" show up on NetworkManager.
Good stuff. Thanks. All your help has been greatly appreciated!
One more dumb question, if I might? I'm not sure what you mean by "configure your phone through gnome-bluetooth." Can you give more detail?
Again,
Many Thanks.
 
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Good stuff. Thanks. All your help has been greatly appreciated!
One more dumb question, if I might? I'm not sure what you mean by "configure your phone through gnome-bluetooth." Can you give more detail?
Again,
Many Thanks.
Well, make sure that your phone bluetooth is capable of being used for data. Not all phones can. It's been a while since I used gnome-bluetooth, but this link looks like it will walk you through it.
 
  


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