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

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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.)

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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

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