View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing a bluetooth connection in ubuntu

March 7th, 2009, 09:19 PM

I'm trying to install a bluetooth dial up connection in ubuntu but I'm having extreme difficulty in it. I need some help. I have followed the directions provided here:


However, for some reason at this step "pon BluetoothDialup" it doesn't do anything. I need to get these files if possible, anyway I can get them offline?

First you need to install the bluetooth packages on your linux machine:

$sudo apt-get install bluez-utils
$sudo apt-get install blues-pin

Now you need to make sure you have the ppp package installed

$sudo apt-get install ppp

So technically, I can't install these packages due to there being no internet. Can someone help me in setting up a bluetooth connection in ubuntu? I'm in XP now, dual booting.


March 7th, 2009, 11:36 PM
You obviously have an internet connection, so you can go here (http:///packages.ubuntu.com/) and download the packages you need. Use a usb thumbdrive or burn them to cd and install then on your computer running Ubuntu.