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July 28th, 2008, 01:30 PM
How do I get bluetooh working?

I've got the bluetooth program workng from the preferences folder and ticked all the boxes but when my phone searches for bluetooh devices it doesn't show up.

I've got a toshiba sattelie a120.


July 28th, 2008, 01:41 PM
here is some info from Ubuntu on Bluetooth it should help set it up


July 28th, 2008, 02:00 PM
Utterly confusing.

It talks about Gutsy Gibbon but I don't understand it.

I want the bluetooth to work in conjunction with my phone.

July 28th, 2008, 02:07 PM
Im sorry you want play your audio such as MP3's and movie output through a Bluetooth-connected with your Ubuntu machine?

July 28th, 2008, 02:12 PM
Ok I believe this guide is the one you want is strictly for Ubuntu hardy and to be honest most of what you need to do can be a bit confusing but just try it !!!


July 28th, 2008, 02:14 PM
Like, I want to be able to in my phone, go to a image, go to send as, bluetooth, then have my laptop come up as a device..if that makes sense?

July 28th, 2008, 02:19 PM
also there seems to be a bug with what you trying to do is explain here and how to fix it


July 28th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Have you got it working by now?

If the default bluemon tools doesn't do it for you, you might give "Blueman" a try. It has some nice additional features for scanning and authorizing.


July 28th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Bluetooth on a Toshiba needs to be enabled throught the Toshset tool. You can activate it manually with the Terminal

sudo toshset -bluetooth on

or run a script which runs the tool automatically on startup: http://www.itwriting.com/blog/333-fixing-bluetooth-on-a-toshiba-with-ubuntu.html

Hope this helps.


July 28th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Nope, and now I think I've stuffed up synapic package manger.

I just tried
sudo toshset -bluetooth on

and it came up with bluetooth unavailable..