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    Default Connecting an iPhone via bluetooth

    opensuse v12.3
    iphone4 ios 7.0.3
    gnome 3.6

    Is it possible to pair an iphone with opensuse to send music from the phone to the desktop?

    I have tried to pair the devices. The iPhone balks with (paraphrase) "<device name> not supported." Is there anything specific needed to achieve pairing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimoe666 View Post
    opensuse v12.3
    iphone4 ios 7.0.3
    gnome 3.6

    Is it possible to pair an iphone with opensuse to send music from the phone to the desktop?

    I have tried to pair the devices. The iPhone balks with (paraphrase) "<device name> not supported." Is there anything specific needed to achieve pairing?
    I don't think this is possible via bluetooth. I have seen various sites that show how to stream music via a wireless network though.

    For example

    How To: Stream Music From The iPhone In Ubuntu | fsckin w/ linux

    *It should work for openSUSE too.

    FWIW, I've seen similar tools for file transfer, but they rely on wireless network connectivity too

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    Default Re: Connecting an iPhone via bluetooth

    jimoe666 wrote:
    >
    > opensuse v12.3
    > iphone4 ios 7.0.3
    > gnome 3.6
    >
    > Is it possible to pair an iphone with opensuse to send music from the
    > phone to the desktop?
    >
    > I have tried to pair the devices. The iPhone balks with (paraphrase)
    > "<device name> not supported." Is there anything specific needed to
    > achieve pairing?
    >
    >

    I could pair gnome 3.6 and my phone and send "files" from computer to
    phone over bluetooth

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    I could pair gnome 3.6 and my phone and send "files" from computer to
    phone over bluetooth
    An iPhone? I've tried with KDE (bluedevil), and although I can connect, I can't do file transfer of any kind.

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    After researching this a bit more, it seems what I want linux to be is a bluetooth "audio sink." Several articles describe how to set this up. Unfortunately, all of them start with modifying /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf, a file that does not exist here.

    Should /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf exist? Why is it not part of opensuse?

    How do I create it? Manually by copying it from somewhere? Or does it spring into existence when an unspecified module is installed?

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    Default Re: Connecting an iPhone via bluetooth

    Quote Originally Posted by jimoe666 View Post
    After researching this a bit more, it seems what I want linux to be is a bluetooth "audio sink." Several articles describe how to set this up. Unfortunately, all of them start with modifying /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf, a file that does not exist here.

    Should /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf exist? Why is it not part of opensuse?

    How do I create it? Manually by copying it from somewhere? Or does it spring into existence when an unspecified module is installed?
    Create it with an editor as root eg nano
    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf
    Most I've seen mention adding
    Code:
    [General]
    Enable=Socket

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Create it with an editor as root eg nano
    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf
    Well, yes, I could simply create it manually. But would it do any good?

    To rephrase the question: Is there something to install that would create the conf file?

    Yet further research seems to indicate that opensuse does not support the Bluetooth A2DP protocol that would allow it to act as an audio source or sink. AFAICT just adding the /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf would serve no purpose.

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    Default Re: Connecting an iPhone via bluetooth

    Quote Originally Posted by jimoe666 View Post
    Well, yes, I could simply create it manually. But would it do any good?

    To rephrase the question: Is there something to install that would create the conf file?

    Yet further research seems to indicate that opensuse does not support the Bluetooth A2DP protocol that would allow it to act as an audio source or sink. AFAICT just adding the /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf would serve no purpose.
    You may well be right. Of course it is possible to upgrade bluez via

    software.opensuse.org:

    (subject to the constraints of Gnome or KDE versions of course)

    You might want to read the comments in this thread about that

    https://forums.opensuse.org/english/...olved-now.html

    FWIW, an interesting blog about using a Linux machine as a A2DP resceiver

    http://jamesbond3142.no-ip.org/blog/?viewDetailed=00031
    Last edited by deano_ferrari; 10-Nov-2013 at 16:31.

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