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    Default Issues with bluetooth and GNOME 3.2

    My cousin got a USB Bluetooth device and tried it on his rig with openSUSE 12.1 32 bit with GNOME 3.2. Seemed to be automatically recognized. So we did the pairing, but when trying to send files or browsing bluetooth devices, it simply failed.

    Back in KDE this was not a problem, bluetooth was automatically detected, paired up the mobile and we were able to send and receive files. What can be the problem?

    EDIT: after a little while the issue was seemingly solved by installing bluez-obex. I don't know why... But still we're not able to change the device's name. I guess bluetooth implementation on GNOME 3.2 was kind of incomplete unlike KDE...

    Is it solved in GNOME 3.4?

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    Default Re: Issues with bluetooth and GNOME 3.2

    Quote Originally Posted by F style
    My cousin got a USB Bluetooth device and tried it on his rig with
    openSUSE 12.1 32 bit with GNOME 3.2. Seemed to be automatically
    recognized. So we did the pairing, but when trying to send files or
    browsing bluetooth devices, it simply failed.

    Back in KDE this was not a problem, bluetooth was automatically
    detected, paired up the mobile and we were able to send and receive
    files. What can be the problem?

    EDIT: after a little while the issue was seemingly solved by installing
    bluez-obex. I don't know why... But still we're not able to change the
    device's name. I guess bluetooth implementation on GNOME 3.2 was kind of
    incomplete unlike KDE...

    Is it solved in GNOME 3.4?

    Hi
    You need to manually edit the file;
    Code:
    /var/lib/bluetooth/<mac_address>/config
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    Default Re: Issues with bluetooth and GNOME 3.2

    Then, is bluetooth complete or the issue solved in GNOME 3.4? Or is it that needing that additional Obex package is GNOME's natural feature?

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    Default Re: Issues with bluetooth and GNOME 3.2

    Quote Originally Posted by F style
    Then, is bluetooth complete or the issue solved in GNOME 3.4? Or is it
    that needing that additional Obex package is GNOME's natural feature?

    Hi
    AFAIK with 12.2 and GNOME 3.4 there are no issues (or additional
    packages required) with file transfer/browsing with phones. YMMV on
    12.1.

    With respect to the friendly name changing in 12.1 or 12.2/GNOME 3.4
    looks like it's still a manual change, when I get a chance will see if
    there is a bug about.

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    Default Re: Issues with bluetooth and GNOME 3.2

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    You need to manually edit the file;
    Code:
    /var/lib/bluetooth/<mac_address>/config
    --
    Thanks for this! I was going crazy trying to set the name of my laptop's bluetooth presence. There's a lot of misinformation out there, including about config files which are no longer used. And the bluetooth config applet seems to let you set the device name, but it doesn't really -- at least not for me. This little bit of info from Malcolm did the trick, though.

    I'm running Gnome 3.4.2 on OpenSUSE 12.2, by the way.

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