Connecting Nokia 6120 classic to PC under Linux via Bluetooth

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.

SOLUTION: obexpushd

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.

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About krzysztoftomaszewski

I've got M.Sc. in software engineering. I graduated in 2005 at Institute of Computer Science, Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology. I'm working on computer software design and engineering continuously since 2004.
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One Response to Connecting Nokia 6120 classic to PC under Linux via Bluetooth

  1. Works like a charm 🙂

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