How to use a Bluetooth phone with Linux

Posted on in Categories Hardware, Howto, Linux, Linux desktop, Linux Embedded devices, Linux phone last updated December 11, 2007

This short guide explains how to use Bluetooth to pair a mobile phone with a Linux desktop computer and use Bitpim to access phone data:

My desktop computer doesn’t have built-in Bluetooth support, so I used a cheap USB Bluetooth adapter. I started by installing GNOME’s Bluetooth tools. On Ubuntu, that is the gnome-bluetooth package. I also installed the gnome-vfs-obexftp package, which makes it possible to use GNOME’s file manager to transfer files between your computer and a Bluetooth-enabled phone that supports the Object Exchange (OBEX) protocol.