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dethredic
October 10th, 2008, 03:41 AM
I just purcahsed a cheap $4 USB Bluetooth adapter, so I can wireless transfer files to my phone, but when I booted into Ubuntu it did not detect it at all.
Is there anyway I can get it working in Ubuntu?

dethredic
October 10th, 2008, 11:21 PM
anyone?

dethredic
October 11th, 2008, 05:13 PM
someone?

getnripped
October 12th, 2008, 04:35 AM
What brand? and where from?

getnripped
October 12th, 2008, 05:28 AM
I just purcahsed a cheap $4 USB Bluetooth adapter, so I can wireless transfer files to my phone, but when I booted into Ubuntu it did not detect it at all.
Is there anyway I can get it working in Ubuntu?

well I hope this helps you

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BluetoothSetup

dethredic
October 12th, 2008, 06:39 PM
What brand? and where from?

It is some no name brand.

getnripped
October 14th, 2008, 03:36 AM
Hmm odd that there is no name on it. some one had to manufacture it. I am joking ;). Just try following all the steps on the link. If that does not help then you may want to return it and try newegg.com they have customer reviews that will tell you if they are functional with Ubuntu. Another option is to install all the Blue tooth apps and test if each one detects it. When / if one does uninstall all but that one.

dethredic
October 16th, 2008, 12:49 PM
This is with the USB thing pluged in:

phil@Ubuntu:~$ sudo lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 046d:c227 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 046d:c226 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0c10:0000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:c223 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:c049 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

This is without it pluged in:


phil@Ubuntu:~$ sudo lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 046d:c227 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 046d:c226 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:c223 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:c049 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

I am not sure if this means it sees it or not.

Also, I read some reviews on the site where I bought it from and people say it would by default in 8.04.

getnripped
October 17th, 2008, 05:21 AM
sorry for my delay.. check out blueman bluetooth manager. just google it and DL from their site. it is a GUI Bluetooth manager. When installed run it via terminal "blueman" and there you go

dethredic
October 17th, 2008, 12:50 PM
Ok, I ran it and got this:

phil@Ubuntu:~$ blueman

(blueman:7120): libglade-WARNING **: Unexpected element <requires-version> inside <glade-interface>.
* Initializing 'Bluetooth.manager' Class
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/blueman", line 130, in <module>
Globals.Manager = manager()
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/blueman/Bluetooth/manager.py", line 40, in __init__
self.obj = self.bus.get_object('org.bluez', '/org/bluez')
File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/dbus/bus.py", line 244, in get_object
follow_name_owner_changes=follow_name_owner_change s)
File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/dbus/proxies.py", line 241, in __init__
self._named_service = conn.activate_name_owner(bus_name)
File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/dbus/bus.py", line 183, in activate_name_owner
self.start_service_by_name(bus_name)
File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/dbus/bus.py", line 281, in start_service_by_name
'su', (bus_name, flags)))
File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/dbus/connection.py", line 607, in call_blocking
message, timeout)
dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.bluez was not provided by any .service files
phil@Ubuntu:~$

getnripped
October 18th, 2008, 08:37 PM
What version did you DL and version of Ubuntu are you running?

dethredic
October 19th, 2008, 03:34 AM
Ubuntu 8.04.

I followed these instructions:
http://blueman.tuxfamily.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51&Itemid=56

era86
October 22nd, 2008, 07:27 PM
Were you able to get this working? I am currently shopping around for a USB Bluetooth adapter and I want to make sure the one I purchase works. So, I figure I'd bump this thread a bit.

dethredic
October 23rd, 2008, 03:14 AM
Nope, but according to the reviews it works.

getnripped
October 23rd, 2008, 02:33 PM
Have you tried restarting your bluetooth? run this code in terminal them open Blueman ensure that your device is visbile and try it again.

sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart

dethredic
October 23rd, 2008, 09:49 PM
Have you tried restarting your bluetooth? run this code in terminal them open Blueman ensure that your device is visbile and try it again.

sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart

Wow, thanks!!

This thing is now up and running!

getnripped
October 24th, 2008, 03:07 AM
This thing is now up and running!
No problem at all I am glad you got it working.

dethredic
October 25th, 2008, 10:19 PM
No problem at all I am glad you got it working.

Ok, one more thing. I have to restart the bluetooth service every time. I reboot my computer to be able to start blueman.

I tried adding blueman to my startup items, but it doesn't work cause I haven't restarted bluetooth.

So, can I fix this or somehow combine these two commands:

sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart
blueman

getnripped
October 28th, 2008, 02:19 AM
sorry I was not able to respond till now. I am sure there is away. let me look around my PC and look in to some other options.

shak541
October 28th, 2008, 03:15 AM
go into system then administration, then finally services and make sure bluetooth services are enabled.. also i own a kensington micro bluetooth adapter :D

dethredic
October 29th, 2008, 06:33 PM
go into system then administration, then finally services and make sure bluetooth services are enabled.. also i own a kensington micro bluetooth adapter :D

Thanks! This was the fix.

getnripped
October 30th, 2008, 02:21 PM
another thing to check is your bluetooth pref. make sure you have it set to send/receive files. I had a problem getting that to work for a while. Then i changed settings and now it works fine.