i recently installed ubuntu 17.04 on my computer and im a new linux user. i activated my bluetooth and tried to send some pictures from my phone (after connecting the device to the laptop) but it failed. i tried then sending a picture from my laptop to my phone and it didn't do anything. i changed the Share settings and activated the bluetooth sharing as it's said in the documentation but... What to do? Thank you
From the terminal, run (as normal user)
systemctl --user start obex
That worked for me… as it enabled me to send – for example – files to my phone via bluetooth.
For a fix that works accross reboots, run (as normal user)
systemctl --user enable obex
Which creates an according symlink. This is a set-and-forget thing, enabling file transfers permanently so you don't need to start obex every time.
I had the same issue. After banging my head against a selection of walls, I came across a post somewhere which recommended running the command
as your own user in a terminal. That seems to have done it for me. Didn't require installation of blueman, obex-ftp, etc.
I now added that command to my 'start-up application' list and the sun keeps on shining..