On a terminal type:
sudo apt-get install gnome-bluetooth bluez-gnome python-bluez python-libbtctl bluez-utils bluez-gnome
Now "Bluetooth File sharing" will appear under Applications->Accesories, once activated a new icon will appear near the clock to identify it.
To execute it automatically at startup, go to System->Preferences->Session-> Startup Programs, click on new and type gnome-obex-server.
Restart your computer. (Maybe doing something else this won't be needed)
You will also have under System->Preferences->Bluetooth preferences some extra configuration to play with to make you cellphone, etc work.
To search for bluetooth devices:
Make the device discoverable (look for a "Connect" button on many keyboards and mice or look in the device's manual) and then search for the device with this command:
sudo hidd --search
If that command doesn't work, try this one:
Hint: If no devices are being shown and you are using Edgy Eft (6.10), you may try
sudo hciconfig hci0 inqmode 0
See bug [https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source...th/+bug/70718]
#70718. If this helps, you may add the hciconfig command (without "sudo") to your /etc/rc.local file for a permanent workaround.
To change the location that files are saved to when using bluetooth transfers
Then navigate to
where you can specify the save directory and also turn off that annoying dialogue box!