Bluetooth in Ubuntu

Jeff Waugh jeff.waugh at
Mon Sep 20 12:56:44 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-09-20 at 14:46 +0200, Jonathan Carter wrote:
> I've been using Ubuntu Linux for the past week and I'm loving it so much 
> that I'm telling everyone about it. I'm really impressed with it's 
> hardware auto-detection, and how well it works on laptops as well as 
> desktop PC's.

Sweet! Thank you.

> I do have one itch though. I don't know how to get bluetooth working. I 
> havn't used bluetooth in Linux before, so I'm not quite sure how to do 
> it. Could someone please direct me to the right documentation? Is there 
> any packages I can download for Ubuntu, and where will I find the 
> configuration files afterwards?

So we didn't include Bluetooth support in WartyWarthog by default,
because it needs a bit of loving. I've been working on getting Edd
Dumbill's gnome-bluetooth packages going in time for HoaryHedgehog
though. You can add this line to your sources.list:

  deb ./


  sudo apt-get install gnome-bluetooth gnome-phone-manager

You should see two new items in your Applications > System Tools menu.
Have a play, and ping the list if you need any help. I'll be around. :-)

- Jeff

Ooh, ooh, ooh!              Ubuntu!

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