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Old 08-06-2010, 08:58 AM   #1
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how to pairing bluetooth device

Hi All,
I'm struggling for pairing my laptop with my phone to dial up internet. On slack 13 I configured hcid.conf but on the new 13.1 with the new demon bluetoothd I don't know how to pair on command line.

Documentation is not a lot, or I'm not able to find it.

Any advices??

Thanks in advance
Old 08-06-2010, 10:25 AM   #2
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If bluetooth is active, you can see a bluetooth manager in KDE tray.
Old 08-06-2010, 10:39 AM   #3
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13.1 has "blueman" application. Install it, if you haven't already, it does everything bluetooth.
Old 08-06-2010, 02:59 PM   #4
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Hi, tnks for response

guanx, I'd want windowmaker only..
AppDeb, ok but if blueman is a frontend of bluetoothd there have to be a command line way to do it

Old 08-06-2010, 03:07 PM   #5
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I think that the old bluetooth command line utilities have been abandoned by upstream.

The new way to use bluetooth is through the d-bus interface, which believe me, it is not that convenient from command line. I think the best solution is to stick with blueman, it is a great application.

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Old 08-06-2010, 08:20 PM   #6
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If windowmaker has a system tray, use blueman-applet to get a status icon. If not, just run blueman-manager to get started.

After playing around with bluetooth on the command line and with blueman, it's much much easier to just use the gui tools available to you. I haven't done data tethering (i.e. using the internet on the phone) with blueman. but I know it handles mice and at least disk access to phones.
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I sometimes use "sudo hidd --search" to connect to my bluetooth mouse. I think its a pretty dated way to do it, but it seems to work.
Old 08-20-2010, 09:28 AM   #8
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obexftp is still working with Slackware(64) 13.1

You can still use obexftp for browsing, sending and receiving messages. On a command line start with
hcitool scan
to identify your device. Then, for example,
obexftp -b [dev from hcitool] -l
will browse the folders on your device. Have a look at the manpage of obexftp for the other possible actions. For instance
obexftp -b [dev from hcitool] -c [folder on dev] -g [filename]
will receive that file.

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