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Re: [opensuse] Re: I don't know how to make bluetooth work in 13.1 - text mode
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On 2014-01-12 23:39, Malcolm wrote:

Sigh... :-(

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

I did.

I opened a Bugzilla, which was immediately closed as invalid.

As far as I have so far found out, xfce does not have its own
bluetooth stack, it was using the gnome stack, till 12.1 or there
abouts. Since that time, the pattern necessary for this was not
installed on openSUSE because it was becoming too large; but at least
till 12.3 if you installed it, it worked. On 13.1 even if you install
it, it does not work.

Apparently this has been an intentional move by the Gnome developers.
They do not want other teams from reusing their components, so they
have made it increasingly difficult to reuse, till it became
impossible. There have been rough words about this on other sites. I
have no links. I find this very disgusting, and against the opensource

So, currently on openSUSE 13.1 only Gnome has a working bluetooth
stack. KDE team has not yet catch up with bluez 5, but they are
expected to. XFCE... well, no idea what they intend to do.

And text mode does not work, as we found out here. Perhaps it works
installing 'hal', but I suppose you are more aware than me that it is
a deprecated piece of software, so I'm not going to install it.

Me, I can make do by using the usb cable instead. It is inconvenient,
true, but it works.

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Cheers / Saludos,

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