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[opensuse] Re: I don't know how to make bluetooth work in 13.1 - text mode
On Sun 12 Jan 2014 08:14:25 PM CST, Carlos E. R. wrote:

On 2014-01-12 17:34, Malcolm wrote:
On Sun 12 Jan 2014 04:09:24 PM CST, Carlos E. R. wrote:

I'm trying to find a way for xfce users, who do not have the gnome
pattern installed, to use bluetooth in 13.1

And apparently it doesn't exist.

Install blueman then... from the Akoellh repo

Interesting idea.


Whoa! Wait. It brings in "hal" as a dependency (from the KDE3 repo),
and I'm not ready to bring that again into my system.

Mmm... it seems to be a soft dependency, so I can try without 'hal'.


Ok, I installed blueman, but it does not work, or I don't know how.

There is no documentation directory. There are some man pages, but
those I looked at are empty. Well, not really empty, just a stub.

There is a blueman-applet, but when I try to start it, I get a message
that it is already running - yet there is no icon on my panel. I remove
and insert again the usb-bt dongle, no change.

I have tried "blueman-manager", which runs on the terminal displaying
many messages, but produces no GUI.

I have tried blueman-assistant, which crashes.

I have tried blueman-services, which opens a configuration dialog, but
nothing I can use: Audio and network tabs, another for "transfer",
empty. Nothing for pairing devices.

I have tried blueman-browse, which just changes the mouse icon to a
cross, and does nothing else.

I have tried blueman-adapters, which produces a very small and empty
dialog with a close button.

This leads nowhere. Perhaps it does indeed require the ancient "hal",
but that is something I absolutely refuse to install. It can be another
can of worms I prefer to leave unopened.

Sigh... :-(

Sounds like it might be time to visit the XFCE folks.....

Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) (x86_64) GNOME 3.10.2 Kernel 3.11.6-4-desktop
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