This time I wanted to send a file from Nokia 6120 classic mobile phone to a laptop with built-in bluetooth adapter. The computer was powered by one of latest Linux systems with GNOME desktop (possibly MATE derivative). The windowing system had an applet, I think it was GNOME-bluetooth, MATE-bluetooth or some derivative. No matter what settings I tried the mobile phone reported it cannot make a connection to the computer although positive binding of both devices at the beginning.
The obexpushd program is available in the repository (for Linux Ubuntu and Linux Mint at least), so it can be installed by Synaptic. After installation just open a terminal window and type a command:
obexpushd -B -n
Then try to send a file from a mobile phone. It succeeded for me. It worked like a charm. The file was saved in the directory where I run the command.
Possibly binding phase with use of GNOME-bluetooth applet before running this command is necessary. To do this just click on bluetooth icon on notification area, choose “Set up new device…” and follow the wizard.