i had downloaded bluez-utils long back. i always have to get hciconfig up manually and that too as superuser. so strict?
anyways i'd learnt how to push object/file from my laptop to cell phone...n was doin it the whole day. the bluez-utils i read that time didn't allow me to transfer files from my cellphone to laptop. for which i needed either of gnome-bluetooth or kde-bluetooth. now with ubuntu being so popular its all gnome gnome gnome...gnome this gnome that....no one writes about kde stuff...i mean you don't see as many articles.
so anyways i had seen kbluetooth frontend once and got the source for it as well as came across kmobiletools which also i compiled from source. kmobiletools doesn't seem to have some AT engine workin properly (for those on who's comp's this works and you got a cellphone...this is useful so check it). so i rebooted (went for dinner in between) n i see the kbluetooth icon. first of all it gives the error sdpd service not started. how can this be started as a service on startup...i used vasm but its services configuration does not show sdpd. sdpd is located in /usr/sbin i started it manually as root. while being root i brought up the hci0 interface which is my bluetooth adaptor. as soon as adaptor is UP, kbluetooth lists the phone's BD address. so clickin on the entry opens a konqueror window with sdp://<bd_address>
and enlists a list of services....none of it being clear as to which will transfer files from phone to laptop...but that's not the problem...yet. main irritation is the pin. following a site's instruction i'd set up /etc/bluetooth/pin and a shell script pin-helper. now is there no way to pair without a pin. the funny thing is my cell phone identifies this laptop with the same name as the laptop on which windows is installed but it doesn't do so for other pc's.
now i know that /etc/bluetooth/pin is 1234 so when i type in 1234 on the phone when prompted. the laptop tries connecting for quite some time and in between tries to send 2 objects/messages (on my nokia 6670 files and messages are delivered in normal inbox only) and in the end shows a failed to connect error. when i run from the terminal...it shows that timeout has been set to 300 and timer went to 301 or 302? even when i was using command line option...i was never able to make a connection...i wonder if it has to do with the pin not being authenticated properly....i changed security to none in /etc/bluetooth/hcid.conf but i still see the prompt for pin coming on the cell phone.
what am i not doing right?
p.s. kmobiletools requires /var/lock open to normal user...is it safe?