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.

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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1 Response to Connecting Nokia 6120 classic to PC under Linux via Bluetooth

  1. Works like a charm 🙂

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