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I have a problem when I send my files from phone to ubuntu 12.04 via bluetooth as the phone prompts with the message "the file not sent"! I can send any files from ubuntu 12.04 to my android phone.

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Same issue for me on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. No solution so far... – user333259 Sep 30 '14 at 18:11
Created a bug for this – frmdstryr Dec 28 '14 at 15:16

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For non-gnome/unity desktop-environments (Xmonad, XFCE, LXDE, etc.), the following works (tested on 15.04):

  1. Make sure you have the necessary dependencies installed:

    sudo apt-get install obex-data-server gnome-user-share
  2. Run gnome-file-share-properties from the command-line, and make sure Receive files in downloads folder over bluetooth and Notify about received file are enabled.

  3. Create a file ~/bin/start-bluetooth-listener which contains the following (the order is important):

    /usr/lib/gnome-user-share/gnome-user-share &

    (create the~/bin directory first if it doesn't already exist)

  4. Make the file executable:

    chmod +x ~/bin/start-bluetooth-listener
  5. Either manually run the ~/bin/start-bluetooth-listener script, or set up your desktop-environment to automatically run the script when you log-in (e.g. in XFCE, via the xfce4-session-settings tool).

Now if you try to send a file from your phone to your paired computer via bluetooth, it should work, and pop up a notification window after the file has been received.

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Go to Dash Home search for personal file sharing. If you don't have Unity installed, you can open the program from a terminal with typing gnome-file-share-properties in it.

Ubuntu Personal File Sharing Bluetooth

At the bottom of the box enable Receive files in downloads folder over bluetooth also enable Notify about received file then you're good to go :)

Personal File Sharing Application Ubuntu Bluetooth Sharing

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How is the program name if I want to start that in a Terminal? – BuZZ-dEE Dec 18 '12 at 18:59
gnome-file-share-properties – Florian Echtler Jun 18 '13 at 8:09
this did not work for me on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 – faizal Jul 12 '14 at 15:21
Its worked for me on 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04. but didn't seen any notifications may be some error. – Mansoorkhan Cherupuzha Aug 25 '14 at 1:44
It only worked after rebooting both smartphone and computer (I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit) @faizal – chelder Mar 13 at 15:08

go to bluetooth sittings and pair your device and choose the device that you want to send or connect audio speaker set shown and put sign on ( use your phone as, and send or play music

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