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Whenever I try to pair bluetooth in debian using bluetooth-agent command, the system hangs up and I am unable to do anything with it. When I ask for access from my remote laptop it gives the message of Authorizing xx:xx:xx:xx device and again nothing happens. Just when I remove the bluetooth dongle from my usb port the system returns to the normal state saying agent-released. I have not installed gnome on the system. What could be the problem?

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migrated from serverfault.com Mar 3 '12 at 12:51

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I had strange problems with bluetooth pairing and obex data transfer on debian. I was actually trying to upload photos from my Android phone at the time.

I installed the graphical bluetooth manager blueman. This seemed to deal with the underlying system in a much saner way than other tools and everything started working properly. I can't admit to fully resolving what the low-level problems were exactly, but hey, the outcome was good!

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