Blueman is a GTK+ Bluetooth Manager.Blueman is designed to provide simple, yet effective means for controlling BlueZ API and simplifying bluetooth tasks such as:

  • Connecting to 3G/EDGE/GPRS via dial-up
  • Connecting to/Creating bluetooth networks
  • Connecting to input devices
  • Connecting to audio devices
  • Sending/Receiving/Browsing files via OBEX
  • Pairing

Blueman also integrates with Network Manager 0.7, so any Dialup/Network connections will be made available (via HAL) to Network Manager.

Install Blueman in Ubuntu

Go to System—>Administration—>Software—>Sources.Now click on Third-Party Software tab, Click on add one of the following sourcelist which is suitable for you

For Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04) Users

deb jaunty main

For Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10) Users

deb intrepid main

For Ubuntu hardy (8.04) Users

deb hardy main

Ubuntu Gutsy (7.10) Users

deb gutsy main

Now download the OpenPGP key from here and follow this instructions on how to add a OpenPGP key to a PPA 3rd party repository.

Once this is done Open synaptic from System—>Administration—>Synaptic and and click reload.

or from the command prompt run the following command

sudo apt-get update

Install blueman using the following command

sudo apt-get install blueman

Blueman will remove and replace the default bluetooth manager that came preinstalled with ubuntu.

If you want to access bluetooth manager go to system—>preference—>bluetooth manager