Saturday, November 10, 2007

Downloading images from Nokia N70 over bluetooth in GNOME

is actually very easy. I connect the bluetooth dongle to the USB port on my laptop and:


$ wajig install gnome-bluetooth
$ gnome-obex-server
conn_request: bdaddr 00:19:79:86:EB:BC
conn_complete: status 0x00
** Message: Incoming connection from 00:19:79:86:EB:BC
** Message: Device 00:19:79:86:EB:BC is about to send an object.
** Message: File arrived from 00:19:79:86:EB:BC
** Message: Filename '09112007196.jpg' Length 297132
** Message: Saving to '/home/ondra/Desktop/Downloads/09112007196.jpg'
** Message: Incoming connection from 00:19:79:86:EB:BC
conn_request: bdaddr 00:19:79:86:EB:BC
conn_complete: status 0x00
** Message: Incoming connection from 00:19:79:86:EB:BC
** Message: Device 00:19:79:86:EB:BC is about to send an object.
** Message: File arrived from 00:19:79:86:EB:BC
** Message: Filename '10112007197.jpg' Length 289214
** Message: Saving to '/home/ondra/Desktop/Downloads/10112007197.jpg'
** Message: Incoming connection from 00:19:79:86:EB:BC
conn_request: bdaddr 00:19:79:86:EB:BC
conn_complete: status 0x00
** Message: Incoming connection from 00:19:79:86:EB:BC
** Message: Device 00:19:79:86:EB:BC is about to send an object.
** Message: File arrived from 00:19:79:86:EB:BC
** Message: Filename '10112007198.jpg' Length 287449
** Message: Saving to '/home/ondra/Desktop/Downloads/10112007198.jpg'
** Message: Incoming connection from 00:19:79:86:EB:BC


And then I just click on the image on my phone and say "send over bluetooth", it finds my computer, I say yes, and that's it. It ends up in my Downloads folder on the desktop.

Then I just upload the images to my blog, see an example how it looks like.

4 comments:

Kvisle said...

I find it even easier to install gnome-vfs-obexftp - and then just browse the cellphone with nautilus.

Works like a charm :)

Ondřej Čertík said...

Wow, works like a charm! :) Thanks.

I just install the package, plug the USB dongle in, turn the bluetooth on the cellphone on, start nautilus, type ctrl-L, type "obex://" and it opens a new window with a Nokia N70 folder in it, which I can open and browse.

Awesome.

skybert said...

Tried the stable package of nautilus with testing gnome-vfs-obexftp - that crashed nautilus every time.

Upgrading nautilus to testing mad the problem go away. Fantastic! I've been missing this, thought it was only the KDE guys that had figured out painless mobile phone/bluetooth browsing :-)

Thanks again,

-Torstein

Ondřej Čertík said...

Yes, I forgot to mention I use unstable.