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From the Bluetooth managers, I know of blueman (which I can't use because of a known bug whereas it fails to receive files) and gnome-bluetooth (which I'd rather not install because of the number of unnecessary dependencies).

Are there any other GUI Bluetooth Managers out there? I'm mostly interested in sending/receiving files to and from other Bluetooth devices...

PS From the looks of it, this is NOT a duplicate of Bluetooth Manager Tools. And I'm looking for tools that would go well with Xfce or other lightweight DEs (so no Gnome nor Unity).

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  • Possible duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/599610/… The description is misleading but check it out – Jeremy31 Mar 28 '15 at 22:18
  • @Jeremy31 That question would require a significant (if not complete) rephrasing to fit the scope of this question... – landroni Mar 29 '15 at 5:58
  • Is receive files from bluetooth enabled in personal file sharing? – Jeremy31 Mar 29 '15 at 11:07
  • @Jeremy31 I'm not using Unity/Gnome (but Xfce instead), and I would rather not install gnome-bluetooth (as mentioned in the question). – landroni Mar 29 '15 at 13:00
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Look at dpkg -l | grep obex if there aren't any results go into the software center and search for obex, there should be a result that mentions bluetooth in the description.

I just installed xubuntu-desktop on my 14.04 install and had the same failures you had until I installed that obex package from the software center

Here is the result from dpkg -l | grep obex


ii  libmulticobex1                              0.23-1.2ubuntu3                                     amd64        multi-protocol cable OBEX library

ii libobexftp0 0.23-1.2ubuntu3 amd64 object exchange file transfer library

ii libopenobex1 1.5-2.1 amd64 OBEX protocol library

ii obex-data-server 0.4.6-0ubuntu2 amd64 D-Bus service for OBEX client and server side functionality

ii obexd-client 0.46-1ubuntu7 amd64 D-Bus OBEX client

ii obexftp 0.23-1.2ubuntu3 amd64 file transfer utility for devices that use the OBEX protocol

Not sure if it will help

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  • Which package do you mean? I already have obexpushd installed, but according to the devels this shouldn't be making any difference... – landroni Mar 29 '15 at 14:29
  • I believe it was obextool but you have a slightly different version of blueman – Jeremy31 Mar 29 '15 at 14:33
  • From what I see, obextool is not a dependency of blueman... – landroni Mar 29 '15 at 14:57

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