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Re: Bluetooth manager for connecting to Android

On 9/7/15, Michael <codejodler@gmx.ch> wrote:
> Cindy,
> Many thanks !
> Just for the records, i first tired 'blueberry' but it diint work ...
> esepcially when downloadig files from the smartphone, it disconnects
> immediately.
> So i tried your suggestion blueman (which also pulls in the 'bluez' backend
> stuff) and yes, it works. But somehow it's icky at least in XFCE  ... it
> does not appear in the systray (although i enabled the bluetooth daemon via
> systemctl and rebooted), is slow in connecting, and clutters the screen with
> send file messages for every single file, which is ugly when sending 100
> files at once. Half of the preferences items are no accessible, without any
> explanation, and there anyway didn't seem to be any explanations (like
> desktop notify messages) about anything that failed.
> My feeling is, the whole thing would appear rather unappealing, and
> complicated, to the kids in question.
> Well, but it works.
> I realize it's tedious to select many (like in 50 or 100) files via small
> screen touchpad, no matter if android gallery of file manager. I wonder if
> there is a way to access just the android (sdcard) file system from the
> laptop via bluetooth. Just like a Windows or NFS share. So i could use a
> comfortable laptop file manager, or at least it's large screen and mouse.
> Anybody knows ?

You're very welcome, Michael. I'm on Xfce4, too. And dialup so blueman
is still downloading in between my accessing some websites. Once I try
it, I'll have a better idea of what you're describing. Sounds very
"busy", though.

So I next STARTED to ask you about whether or not it shows up in your
Thunar file manager since you're in Xfce, too. I got distracted then
came back to this and thought about trying an Internet search. Got the
following back from (Debian dot net). It's five years and references
that for some reason Thunar didn't do so well in that department:


Not having something to test it on, all I can do pass it on, and hope
maybe something has progressed in that department since that time.
Looks... like my brain's going to have to take a few attempts at that
before it makes (cognitive) sense to me.

One last thing is I ran "apt-cache search obex" based on the
Debian.net page referencing the term. Received a few hits back with
"mobile phone management utility" leaping off the screen re "gammu" at
first take. MUCH smaller program coming in at 1.2MB so I'll probably
be test driving it just because it *is* so small.

Good luck!

Cindy :)

Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

* runs with plastic sporks *

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