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Re: [opensuse] I don't know how to make bluetooth work in 13.1 XFCE
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On 2014-01-11 13:13, C wrote:
On Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 12:57 PM, Carlos E. R. <> wrote:

Dmam it. :-/

There was also some rather.. impolite words exchanged about this
between the Gnome developers responsible for the change and the
rest of the community that wanted to re-use the Gnome components.
The distilled form is... the Gnome guys were accused of trying to
create lock-in/lock-out, and the Gnome guys said "yah, and?"

It's unfortunate... messy and... hard to fix.

Yeah, and we thought that opensource was about open collaboration.
Maybe the gnome people did not like people going away from gnome to
xfce after the drastic changes to the interface in gnome 3, so they
took this route.

My current workaround on the one device (x86 tablet) I have that
needs working Bluetooth is to install Gnome and the DE I really
want to use. Log into Gnome, pair the Bluetooth, log out, log into
my preferred DE (KDE4 is so much more friendly on touch-tablet
devices) and the pairing sticks until I reboot, or the tablet goes
into standby/hibernation.

I'm considering removing all gnome things (I have it fully installed)
in retaliation. I have been a gnome user/lover for a decade, but this
is hateful.

I'll switch to using bluetooth in text mode, if I can manage to make
it working (see my new thread about this). Otherwise, I'll use a
virtual machine with Windows if need be.

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)
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