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Old 11-08-2016, 10:21 AM   #1
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Difficulty transferring files from cell to Slackware 10 system


Bluetooth newbie here. I'm trying to transfer files from my bluetooth-capable LG fliptop to my Slackware 10 system. I have installed a bluetooth dongle and I seem to have successfully paired it with the phone. The phone says that supported services to the dongle are file transfer and object push. Not quite sure what is meant by those terms though or if either is the correct service if I want the phone to send a jpeg to the Linux system. When I instruct the phone to do this, the phone comes back quickly with: "Fail to send to BlueZ". Software that I've tried includes hcitool, hciconfig, adptool, and obexftp. Perhaps I've made an error in the setup or there's something additional I need to do. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 11-08-2016, 05:53 PM   #2
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is your phone setup in Slack bluez .. click that bluetooth icon in app area, then put your phone on make visible then search it through your Slack / blue tooh app, the when it shows up select setup then add it / connect it

or right click on it and select set up new device follow prompts.

after you get connected right click and select browze files on device. or use your phone to transferrer to slack ..

I just added my phone to my bluetooth using bluez and it's working fine

my bluetooth in inside my laptop, not a donggle thingy but that shouldn't matter.
one device has to be discoverable and the other lookng for it. then pair it accept it on the other end then it should be working. from the phone select whatever select share, bluetooth then it is suppose to send it to your other device

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Old 11-08-2016, 08:27 PM   #3
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Slackware 10 was what I used when I first started using Linux over 11 years ago.

It reached end of life four years ago. It might be time to update.

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Old 11-09-2016, 06:24 AM   #4
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Slackware 10 was what I used when I first started using Linux over 11 years ago.

It reached end of life four years ago. It might be time to update.
Hey could he just switch his mirror sight to current, or add the mirror for current to 14.2 then update that to 14.2 or would more have to be done to upgrade 10 to a later version?

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Old 11-09-2016, 06:58 AM   #5
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Hey could he just switch his mirror sight to current, or add the mirror for current to 14.2 then update that to 14.2 or would more have to be done to upgrade 10 to a later version?
You can upgrade a Slackware system from one version to the next, but jumping over versions is not supported. Far better to do a clean install.
 
Old 11-09-2016, 07:15 AM   #6
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You can upgrade a Slackware system from one version to the next, but jumping over versions is not supported. Far better to do a clean install.
looks like the OP has more work cut out for him to do then he expected by not keeping up with upgrades. I guess that is why they are called Slackers .. hehe
 
Old 11-10-2016, 09:48 AM   #7
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Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions. Will look at the process of updating slackware (last time it took quite a while) some other time; so far as I can tell, openobex is older than Slackware 10 so don't know whether it would make a difference.

So far as I can tell, I have been successful in pairing the devices. The phone says that the services offerred by bluez are object push and file transfer. I cannot find a definition of what these terms mean in a bluetooth context. Is one of them what I need to initiate transfer from the phone to the linux PC? What software should be run on the PC to receive the file? I've tried obexftp, but maybe I didn't set it up correctly? The phone attempts the transfer but comes back with "Unable to send to BlueZ."
 
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Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions. Will look at the process of updating slackware (last time it took quite a while) some other time; so far as I can tell, openobex is older than Slackware 10 so don't know whether it would make a difference.

So far as I can tell, I have been successful in pairing the devices. The phone says that the services offerred by bluez are object push and file transfer. I cannot find a definition of what these terms mean in a bluetooth context. Is one of them what I need to initiate transfer from the phone to the linux PC? What software should be run on the PC to receive the file? I've tried obexftp, but maybe I didn't set it up correctly? The phone attempts the transfer but comes back with "Unable to send to BlueZ."
transfer:
it goes both ways providing your phones Bluetooth has been programmed to send and receive files. some of the cheeper phones don't.
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The phone attempts the transfer but comes back with "Unable to send to BlueZ.
delete you phone off of it and do it all over again, making sure you have it paired properly.
or
make sure you have your phone on the slack side authorized to receive from the phone you're sending from.

mine has a yellow star to click on (trust)

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Old 11-13-2016, 03:42 PM   #9
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Thanks for your reply. The phone has successfully received and sent files via bluetooth so I know that it can do so. I'm trying to do this from the command using obexftpd -c /tmp -b. This command is accepted so it must think there is some bluetooth device out there. It goes into a foreground waiting mode. The errors are coming from the phone which is willing to attempt to send to BlueZ, but doesn't try very hard before reporting an error and offering to try again. Perhaps this is not the correct command?
 
  


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