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Old 07-14-2014, 10:48 AM   #1
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Bluetooth - review


Hi!
Concerning Bluetooth there are much unsolved basic questions, especially relating to version higher than 2.0.
Therefore I summarize my practical experience and point to some URLs.

If you have questions, please open a new thread!
Favorable answers (successfully connected via BT 3.0 or 4.0) are welcome as replies.

Approved standards (according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth):
2.1 > July 2007
3.0 > April 2009
4.0 > June 2010
4.1 > December 2013
------------------
Bluetooth manager:
KDE: bluedevil
XFCE: blueman
MATE, Cinnamon: BT manager, alternative: installing blueman
Gnome: BT manager.
------------------

Android is supporting BT 4.0 only on paper. Samsung promises that Galaxy S3 and Note 2 are supporting BT 4.0, but the needed software is missing.
(read on http://www.areamobile.edde/news/2380...auf-dem-papier but: web page newly not loaded!)

Some Notebooks / Netbooks have a BT button, but no built-in BT adapter:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=133746 Last post of theme "Broadcom BT adapter not detected"

In Puppy (understandable: *.iso less than 170 MB), Fedora, Sabayon Linux BT does not work out of the box.


Problem: Bluetooth release 4.0 in some cellphones (e.g. Samsung) or Ipods; maybe BT is working in a previous version.

> Mobile Phones of different Producers > http://www.elstel.org/MobilePhone.html

http://wiibrew.org/wiki/List_of_Work...etooth_Devices

https://wiki.debian.org/HowToIdentifyADevice/PCI
http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Manual...luetooth#Trust

> Dell > http://www.avalpa.com/assets/andrea/..._studio15.html

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Linux_G..._and_Bluetooth

Bugs in BT managers/ wrong file managers/ wrong commands

> Fedora/ MATE > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=967458

Blueman > Could not display "obex://[MAC_addr]/" > https://bugs.launchpad.net/blueman/+bug/304085

Screenshot 01: BluemanLocalServices.png

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Blueman applet 1.22: right click applet > local services > advanced


http://budts.be/weblog/2011/07/xdf-open-vs-exo-open xdg-open vs exo-open

possible other commands:
exo-open obex://[%d]

with file manager

xyz --browse obex://[%d]
xyz obex://[%d]
replace xyz by your file manager, e.g. nautilus, thunar, dolphin

Missing packages

bluez-tools: https://code.google.com/p/bluez-tools/

> OBject EXchange protocol > http://sourceforge.net/p/openobex/discussion/27860

http://dev.zuckschwerdt.org/openobex/wiki/ObexFs
http://dev.zuckschwerdt.org/openobex...pportedDevices

Obex introduction http://i-miss-erin.blogspot.pt/2009/...roduction.html

- Linux distributions:

Linux Mint

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopi...28#p366328/url > Quickly get help, chapter 22

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopi...f=206&t=102417 > BT does not work

Ubuntu

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BluetoothSetup

PCLinuxOS

http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/B...with_PCLinuxOS

scripts:

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopi...f=110&t=121589 Thunar & browsing bluetooth devices

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=54137 Bluetooth Browsing with any File Manager

Desktops:

http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/docs:mate-bluetooth

Please include in your question (new thread please!) or reply:

Distribution, Kernel, DE,

Terminal output of
Code:
lsmod | grep blue
AND
Possible commands - depend on distribution, if available:

Code:
dpkg -l | awk '/(blue)/{print $2}'
and
Code:
dpkg -l | awk '/(obex)/{print $2}'
or

Code:
rpm -qa | egrep -i "blue|bt"
Code:
rpm -qa | grep bluez
AND
D‪evice, BT version
 
Old 07-15-2014, 02:46 AM   #2
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Reports from family members, friends,...
(I)
Nokia C7-00, BT V 3.0:

browse +, save +
  1. Linux Mint Debian MATE
  2. Kubuntu bluedevil 1.2.2
  3. openSuse
  4. Mint 13
  5. PCLinuxOS bluedevil 1.3.2

Last edited by alfredo10; 07-15-2014 at 05:19 AM. Reason: Correction 1+ 2
 
Old 07-15-2014, 05:16 AM   #3
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Samsung Galaxy S III, Android 4.0.4, Kernel 3.0.15, BT V 4.0

1.1
Code:
lsb_release -rd
Description:	Linux Mint 13 Maya
Code:
uname -a
3.2.0-63-generic #95-Ubuntu SMP Thu May 15 2014 x86_64
Code:
echo $DESKTOP_SESSION
cinnamon
Code:
lsmod | grep blue
bluetooth             180113  10 rfcomm,bnep
Code:
dpkg -l | awk '/(blue)/{print $2}'
bluetooth, bluez, bluez-alsa, bluez-compat, bluez-cups, bluez-gstreamer, bluez-utils, gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0, gnome-bluetooth, libbluetooth3, 
libgnome-bluetooth8, libmatebluetooth, mate-bluetooth, pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
Code:
dpkg -l | awk '/(obex)/{print $2}'
libmulticobex1, libobexftp0, libopenobex1, obex-data-server, obexd-client, obexfs, obexftp
receive +, send -, browse not enabled

1.2
Code:
mate-about 
MATE DE 1.6.1:
receive +, send +, browse enabled, S III not shown


2. SolydX, 3.14-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.14.7-1 (2014-06-16), Xfce 4.10


Code:
lsmod | grep blue
bluetooth             243391  10 bnep,rfcomm
6lowpan_iphc           16588  1 bluetooth
rfkill                 18867  4 cfg80211,bluetooth
crc16                  12343  2 ext4,bluetooth
Code:
bluez, bluez-cups, bluez-firmware, libbluetooth3:amd64, libbluetooth3:i386, libgnome-bluetooth11
Code:
libopenobex1, obex-data-server
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Code:
sudo hcitool dev
-> device identified [hci0 hex number]

had to install blueman 1.23!
--------------------------------------------------------------------

receive +, send +, browse enabled, S III shown, error


3. KUbuntu 14.04 LTS, 3.13.0-29-generic #53-Ubuntu SMP Jun 4 2014 x86_64, kde-plasma

Code:
lsmod | grep blue
bluetooth             395423  10 bnep,rfcomm
Code:
bluedevil, bluez, bluez-alsa:amd64, bluez-cups, libbluedevil1:amd64, libbluetooth3:amd64, pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
Code:
libopenobex1, obex-data-server, obexd-client
receive +, send +, browse -

Last edited by alfredo10; 07-15-2014 at 10:15 AM. Reason: Addition
 
Old 07-16-2014, 08:51 AM   #4
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Galaxy Note II, Android 4.1.2, Kernel 3.0.31, BT V 4.0

1. PCLinuxOS Release 2014, 3.4.52-pclos1 #1 SMP Jul 4 2013 x86_64, MATE 1.6.2

Code:
/sbin/lsmod | grep blu
-> No modules

Code:
rpm -qa | egrep -i "blue|bt"
mate-bluetooth-1.6.1-1pclos2014
bluez-firmware-1.2-1pclos2011
lib64bluez3-4.101-8pclos2013
bluez-pin-0.30-13pclos2013
bluez-4.101-8pclos2013
libtheora-1.1.1-3pclos2011
blueman-1.23-1pclos2013
lib64bluedevil1-1.9.3-1pclos2013

Code:
rpm -qa | egrep -i "obex"
obex-data-server-0.4.6-2pclos2013
obexd-0.47-1pclos2013
lib64obexftp0-0.23-6pclos2013
lib64openobex1-1.5-5pclos2013

Note II recognized, connected for 2- 3 sec after having refreshed services

ConnectionRefused.PNG

2.1 LMDE, Cinnamon Edition 2.0.14, 3.11-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.11.8-1

Code:
lsmod | grep blue
bluetooth             215917  10 bnep,rfcomm
rfkill                 18978  5 cfg80211,bluetooth
crc16                  12343  2 ext4,bluetooth
Code:
bluez, bluez-firmware, cinnamon-bluetooth, gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0, gnome-bluetooth, libbluetooth3:amd64, 
libgnome-bluetooth11, pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
Code:
libmulticobex1, libobexftp0, libopenobex1, obex-data-server, obexd-client,
obexfs, obexftp, obexpushd
Note II recognized;
sending files: service unknown

Synyatic: mint-meta-debian-mate + 50 additional packages (autom.) installed
MATE 1.6.1


2.2 Linux Mint Debian MATE 1.6.1

Synaptic: blueman + 5 additional packages (autom.) installed


"browse" -> error messages:


failThunar.PNG


Replacing thunar with nemo:


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Request:

Please post a report if you have a notebook with built-in BT and a mobile phone

A) with BT V. 4.0 or higher
B) S III or Note II with Android higher than 4.1
C) follow-up model

Could you send / receive / browse?

Last edited by alfredo10; 07-16-2014 at 09:00 AM. Reason: problems with attachment
 
Old 07-16-2014, 09:05 AM   #5
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Due the fact that I could not attach 2 screenshots- here they are, I'm hoping:

ConnectionRefused

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and failThunar

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ID:	15922
 
  


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