Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

How can I connect my mobile phone and Lubuntu 11.10 laptop over bluetooth so that I can transfer files between them?

share|improve this question

You could simply try starting the bluetooth-applet (maybe you need install it first) or the bluetooth-wizard and follow the on-screen guide.

(I am not 100% sure about the names as I am currently not at my linux machine - just type bluetooth in a bash-shell and hit tab for auto-completion to see possible matches.)

share|improve this answer
I tried bluetooth-applet, it's running but I can't see it, so I started bluetooth-wizard and it ended in step two searching device. – xralf Jan 24 '12 at 18:13
Maybe you can run the commands from the shell - this way you can see the output produced by the various tools. Moreover it might help to know what laptop or bluetooth dongle you have. – Gjallar Jan 24 '12 at 21:12
shell gives no feedback. Laptop is Acer Travelmate 4002wlmi. I dont' have bluetooth dongle it's integrated in the laptop. – xralf Jan 24 '12 at 21:17
According to the supported hardware wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportMachinesLaptopsAcer there seem to be no known problems with the bluetooth of your laptop - did you make sure that you turned it on via a bluetooth button on your laptop (if one exists)? – Gjallar Jan 24 '12 at 21:30
Yes, there is a button on the front, I pressed it a few times. bluetooth-wizard is still searching (step 2) and nothing is found. – xralf Jan 25 '12 at 9:07

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.