[Bug 148712] Re: Gusty, Hardy: Not seeing bluetooth services even after pairing

Fabián Rodríguez magicfab at ubuntu.com
Mon Feb 25 19:23:11 GMT 2008

*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 186973 ***


1) The Bluetooth manager in Ubuntu will show any type of bluetooth device, however onlye devices that have the appropriate services for file browsing will be browsable with Nautilus. So this is not a bluetooth (as in drivers, hardware) bug, It is a "UI and library implementation of OBEX" problem - oversimplifying here.
2) Until Ubuntu 7.10, adding the gnome-vfs-obexftp package was enough to make this work *only* for devices that can be browsed (as mentioned above), 7.10 shipped with that bug.
3) Starting Ubuntu 8.04 gnome-vfs-obexftp is replaced with gvfs and gvfs does not implement yet the Bluetooth backaend so Nautilus can handle browsing BT devices filesystems

Workaround for Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy): install gnome-vfs-obexftp
Workaround for Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy): none, this is still in development.

So, yes, this is a duplicate of Bug #186973.

For more details about all the upstream issues, related bugs and more about the move from gnome-vfs to gvs, see:

** This bug has been marked a duplicate of bug 186973
   obexftp does not work in hardy + gvfs

Gusty, Hardy: Not seeing bluetooth services even after pairing
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