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Old 08-18-2019, 05:06 PM   #1
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Paired bluetooth devices can't transfer files


I have a Alienware laptop with Ubundu 17.01 installed. The problem I am having, is transferring files between the Alienware and my Honor phone.

The bluetooth applet works, and I can connect and pair the phone. I've tried the GNOME manager, Blueman and both have the same issue. Pairing is fine, it can see the phone, but file transfers time out.

dmesg and the system log show nothing untoward. How can I troubleshoot this? It seems that there is communication, but file transfer does not proceed. Unfortunately, I can't get anymore information other than a 'timeout' error, and the phone doesn't print anything useful either.

Any help would be appreciated.

Cliff
 
Old 08-18-2019, 05:24 PM   #2
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I have a Alienware laptop with Ubundu 17.01 installed. The problem I am having, is transferring files between the Alienware and my Honor phone.

The bluetooth applet works, and I can connect and pair the phone. I've tried the GNOME manager, Blueman and both have the same issue. Pairing is fine, it can see the phone, but file transfers time out.

dmesg and the system log show nothing untoward. How can I troubleshoot this? It seems that there is communication, but file transfer does not proceed. Unfortunately, I can't get anymore information other than a 'timeout' error, and the phone doesn't print anything useful either.

Any help would be appreciated.

Cliff
Are you trying this as root? If not, log in as root and try.
 
Old 08-19-2019, 01:41 AM   #3
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No l'm running as user. Will try root. Thanks. Cliff
 
Old 08-19-2019, 08:45 AM   #4
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Incidentally. What's the best way of doing this? I need to run the gnome-control-center to impliment bluetooth? This crashes when run as root from a terminal.

Thanks
 
Old 08-19-2019, 10:24 AM   #5
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Ensure that your phone also supports file transfer over bluetooth.

There are some phones, notably iPhones that only implement audio protocols over BT.
 
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Hi Yes it does. There's a file transfer option and a simple share option, both over bluetooth
 
  


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