How to Send File using Bluetooth in Linux Operating System

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This article is specifically written to show the steps taken in order to send file using bluetooth device available in the workstation either it is a PC or a laptop. The workstation itself is installed any kinds of operating system powered by any Linux distribution. The steps taken are shown below :

1. Just check whether the following package has already been installed. It can be done using the command suitable with the variant of the operating system. Below are the list of the packages needed to be checked using the apt utility package management as follows which is actually trying to install those packages :

root@hostname:/etc/bluetooth# apt-get -y install bluetooth bluez bluez-tools rfkill
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
rfkill is already the newest version (0.5-1ubuntu3).
bluez-tools is already the newest version (0.2.0~20140808-5).
bluetooth is already the newest version (5.37-0ubuntu5.1).
bluez is already the newest version (5.37-0ubuntu5.1).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 81 not upgraded.
You have new mail in /var/mail/root
root@hostname:/etc/bluetooth#

2 . Check for Blue Manager utility, if it is has been already installed. But the command executed follows :

root@hostname:/etc/bluetooth# apt-get -y install blueman
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
blueman is already the newest version (2.0.4-1ubuntu2).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 81 not upgraded.
root@soulreaper:/etc/bluetooth#

3. If it is still cannot be used, in the following context, it is the bluetooth device, just try to check the status of the bluetooth daemon service and try to restart it :

                                                                                                                                                                
root@hostname:~# /etc/init.d/bluetooth start
[ ok ] Starting bluetooth (via systemctl): bluetooth.service.                                                                                                                                
You have new mail in /var/mail/root                                                                                                                                                          
root@hostname:~# /etc/init.d/bluetooth stop
[ ok ] Stopping bluetooth (via systemctl): bluetooth.service.                                                                                                                                
root@hostname:~# /etc/init.d/bluetooth start
[ ok ] Starting bluetooth (via systemctl): bluetooth.service.                                                                                                                                                                     
root@hostname:~#

Or just try to execute the following command :

root@hostname:~# service bluetooth restart

4. If it is still not working, just try to check whether the wireless device in this context, it is the bluetooth device, it is not blocked and it is enabled. Below is the following command to do it :

root@hostname:~# rfkill list
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
root@hostname:~#

Since there is no other device which is listed and it is currently blocked, there is no need to further unblock the device.

5. If the bluetooth feature still doesn’t work at all after those steps above executed and checked, just access the settings which in this context, it is in the Ubuntu Linux distribution as shown below :

How to Send File using Bluetooth in Linux Operating System
How to Send File using Bluetooth in Linux Operating System

After that, execute the Bluetooth which exist in the Hardware section. The following is the display of it :

How to Send File using Bluetooth in Linux Operating System
How to Send File using Bluetooth in Linux Operating System

After successfully connecting the device as shown above. Click it and the following dialog box will be presented :

How to Send File using Bluetooth in Linux Operating System
How to Send File using Bluetooth in Linux Operating System

 

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