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 http://ppa.launchpad.net/blueman/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

For Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10) Users

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/blueman/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main

For Ubuntu hardy (8.04) Users

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/blueman/ppa/ubuntu hardy main

Ubuntu Gutsy (7.10) Users

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/blueman/ppa/ubuntu 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

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