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- Bluetooth is an open wireless technology standard using for communication between electronic devices.
- This chapter will show you how to use Bluetooth to make:
- 1. connection between two devices; a computer and a mobile for example.
- 2. send files out from a computer to a mobile.
- 3. download files from a mobile to a computer.
- I have used USB Bluetooth Adapter (unknown producer - a label is clear) and Motorola L6 with Bluetooth built-in.
- The main Bluetooth module called "Bluez" is pre-installed with the system.
- But to make work with the device a little bit much easy just install a few extra packages, including
- Bluetooth aplet for GNOME environment:
apt-get install bluez-alsa bluez-cups bluez-firmware bluez-gstreamer bluez-hcidump gnome-bluetooth obex-data-server
- 1. Plug a Bluetooth adapter in an USB port and set second device's Bleutooth module on "ON".
- 2. Now configure connection between devices running: Menu-> Settings-> Bluetooth.
- 3. In open Bluetooth Preferences window choose: "Set up new device".
- 4. It will open a connection wizard-> Forward.
- 5. The application will look for all available Bluetooth devices.
- 6. Choose your device and click on-> Forward.
- 7. Next the application will generate temporary PIN code (for this session) which type in to the second device
- (you can set permanent PIN code going to: PIN options).
- 8. The connection has been established so close the wizard's window now.
- You can send out your files in three different ways.
- First two of theme let you send only but third one let you send and receive files as well.
- 1. To send files out from a computer run Bluetooth Applet in Terminal or from: Menu-> Run program:
- 2. You can make Menu enter:
sux mousepad /usr/share/applications/bluetooth-applet.desktop
- copy and paste the text below in:
[Desktop Entry] Name=Bluetooth-applet Icon=bluetooth Exec=bluetooth-applet Terminal=false Type=Application; Categories=GTK;GNOME;Settings;HardwareSettings;
- Save the file and run the applet from: Menu-> Settings-> Bluetooth-applet.
- 3. The applet will be loaded to the Desktop panel; choose from its menu: Send files to device-> Open (choose a file).
- 3. Next choose your device and click on-> Send to.
- 4. Sending file needs to be accepted on destination device.
- The second way to send files out is using Bluetooth application designed for KDE environment.
- 1. Installation:
apt-get install kdebluetooth
- 2. To send a file to the second device (a mobile) run the application from: Menu-> Network-> kbtobexclient.
- 3. It should detect all available Bluetooth devices itself, if not click on: Search.
- 4. Mark your device in left bottom window.
- 5. Drag a file from top window and drop it off in right bottom window, then click on: Send.
- The third way to send files out and downloading theme too is using GNOME file manager - Nautilus.
- 1. Installation:
apt-get install nautilus nautilus-share obexfs gvfs-backends
- 2. Next choose from Bluetooth applet: Show files on device.
- 3. It will open Nautilus window, files can be coping, pasting or removing in the same way like in any different folder.
- 4. Nautilus will remember the last connection so next time don't run "bluetooth-applet" first,
- just run Nautilus in Terminal or: Menu-> Run program:
- and choose "Go" tab-> device name (it's "/on Motorola L6" in my Nautilus window).
- 5. You can add Nautilus enter to Menu editing the file as root:
- and remove the line below out:
- 6. Save the file and run application from: Menu-> Accessories-> File Manager.
- Bluetooth home page: http://bluetooth.com/English/Pages/default.aspx
- Bluez project page: http://www.bluez.org/
- About Bluez on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluez#BlueZ
- GNOME-Bluetooth project page: http://live.gnome.org/GnomeBluetooth
- About Bluetooth on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth