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Re: How to access bluetooth phone?

On 05/12/2011 01:01, Marc Shapiro wrote:
I have never used bluetooth before and never had a bluetooth enabled phone, so please bear with me.

I have just upgraded from Lenny to Squeeze.
I have a bluetooth USB dongle on my box.
I have an LG420 through Tracphone.
I have installed Bluez.

I have turned bluetooth on at the phone and tried to search for other bluetooth devices (my desktop box). It does not fins any devices.

Following some documentation that I found elsewhere, I tried:

# hcitool dev
        hci0    00:15:83:4B:C7:1C

# hcitool scan
Scanning ...
        74:A7:22:01:5D:ED       LG 420G

# hcitool inq
Inquiring ...
        74:A7:22:01:5D:ED       clock offset: 0x2326    class: 0x520204

# l2ping 74:A7:22:01:5D:ED
Can't connect: Permission denied

So, the desktop seems to find the phone, but can not make a connection to it. Is there something that I still need to do on the phone so that I can connect to it from the desktop? What about connection the other way?

All that I need to do at this time is to be able to transfer files between the desktop and the phone, primarily photos and .mp3 files.

I don't know what to do next.

All help appreciated.


I have managed to connect my phone to Squeeze but it gets stuck at searching for device, i have filed a bug which has been sitting for months. Try install Gnome bluetooth and run bluetooth-appelet and see if you can pair.

Debian Squeeze 6.0.3 amd64, KDE 4.4.5

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