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bluetooth client openbox

Started by serejj, April 07, 2020, 12:41:10 AM

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How can i use bluetooth in openbox?
Cannot find a graphical client to use bluetooh, any ideas?


You do not mention your DE.  There are various options, but much depends on your systems set up and that can be via the DE (desktop environment)    1 easy way to show us good info would be via command line  Please post output  (and marked up in xml for the forum by the # button above.  There are posts here and youtube videos on how to use inxi,  it is good tool to learn early, use often.

"inxi -bn" 

I do not have any machines with bluetooth, the above command will help others to help. 

You probably do not use ceni or wicd, the answer will probably depend on whether you have "network-manager"  (gnome) or "connman" (qt5 - most devs are from Intel) installed.  If connman then use the cmst gui or for more control the command line "connmanctl".  If network-manager - there are numerous recent howtos.  If you do not find help in the Sparky wiki the next best place to look is in the Debian Wiki.

guis include  network-manager-gnome   (applet?) and plasma-nm (KDE) 

peace out.

Search forum for "More info easier via inxi"    If requested -  no inxi, no help for you by  me.


I'm using the minimal GUI wich is the openbox.
Just want to connect my cell phone to the laptop via bluetooth.
Something like i use to do in windows in the bluetooth icon. Is this possible or i should go back to windows?


I specifically asked for the -n flag in the inxi to have you show us the basics of your network.  NOTE:  This is not going to allow us to do evil things to your computer. 

I have no bluetooth on my 4-10 year old boards.  So I always remove - purge modemmanager.  It has a gui I see

aptitude show modem-manager-gui
Package: modem-manager-gui               
State: not installed
Priority: optional
Section: net
Maintainer: Graham Inggs <>
Architecture: amd64
Uncompressed Size: 1,641 k
Depends: mobile-broadband-provider-info, modemmanager (>= 0.5.2) | ofono (>= 1.9), network-manager (>= | connman (>= 1.12) | ppp (>= 2.4.5), policykit-1, libappindicator3-1 (>= 0.2.92), libc6 (>=
         2.16), libcairo2 (>= 1.2.4), libgdbm6 (>= 1.16), libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 (>= 2.22.0), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.37.0), libgtk-3-0 (>= 3.21.4), libgtkspell3-3-0 (>= 3.0.3)
Recommends: modem-manager-gui-help, yelp
Suggests: evolution-data-server, libindicate5 | libmessaging-menu0, libnotify4
Description: GUI front-end for ModemManager / Wader / oFono
This program is a simple graphical interface for ModemManager, Wader and oFono daemon D-Bus interfaces. It can send, receive and store SMS messages, send USSD requests and read answers in GSM7 and UCS2
formats, and scan for available mobile networks.
Tags: uitoolkit::gtk

You can install and give it a try.  It has been vetted by Debian to not have grievous faults.  I have never used.
  |   denotes either.    Therefore the " network-manager (>= | connman (>= 1.12) | ppp (>= 2.4.5)"  lets you know that it can be used with either network-manager or connman (or ppp).

Search forum for "More info easier via inxi"    If requested -  no inxi, no help for you by  me.


You can install "blueman" package, this is a GUI tool for bluetooth. You can install it with Synaptic package Manager or console writing "apt install blueman". After doing that, reboot your PC.


thank you very much, clear instructions, simple and easy way to use bluetooth on openbox

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