offer install gnome-bluetooth when usb bluetooth adaptor has been attached to computer

Bug #162531 reported by Nelson Benitez
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gnome-bluetooth (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Hi, I wanted to transfer files from/to my nokia n73 phone. When I inserted the bluetooth adaptor in the usb port of my laptop, the bluetooth applet was bring on, with that applet I wasn't able to transfer any file neither from nor to the laptop. I then installed gnome-bluetooth and then its own applet was bring on, with that I was able to receive files from the phone, and from the "send to" option in nautilus I could send files to the phone.

So this bug is for requesting gnome-bluetooth be installed by default or, if the computer doesn't have bluetooth builtin, like mine, where you need a bluetooth usb adaptor connected to your computer, ubuntu should detect that a bluetooth adaptor has been connected and offer to install gnome-bluetooth in order to be able to transfer files.

This is doing the same "just works magic" that ubuntu currently does for uninstalled codecs of gstreamer.

I'm using ubuntu gutsy

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Nanley Chery (nanoman) wrote :

I disagree with this because there would be problems if a user needed to use bluetooth on a computer that is not connected to the internet. Codecs are a different story as if they were included, they would cause distributing problems. As for your bug, is there anyway for you to try and reproduce it again? (maybe with a fresh install?).

Changed in gnome-bluetooth:
status: New → Incomplete
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Nelson Benitez (gnel) wrote :

What are the problems if there's no internet? that the package couldn't be downloaded? well then you have win nothing but loose nothing, i.e. then you are in the same situation as we are today. Also there's api to check if there's internet connection, so if we are offline then we will not show that offer for package installation...

As to reproduce this, I can all the time, in the bluetooth applet preference I made my laptop visible, so from the phone I send a file but the phone instantly says "Failed at sending", so I tried the other way around, that is in the applet I clicked the "Explore devices" option and it found my phone, but when clicked on the phone logo nautilus gives error like "obex:[oo:yu:yu:yu:] cannot find directory", so then I installed gnome-bluetooth and it worked like a charm from both sides, but a normal user would not have to know that he has to manually install gnome-bluetooth package.

My ubuntu gutsy is very recent, I don't see the point in gathering a fresh install just to try this, besides this was my first time trying to use bluetooth to send some file to my phone...

If you need any more info just let me know...

Thanks

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Nanley Chery (nanoman) wrote :

Sorry, I misinterpreted your report. There are to ways to go about fixing your problem. You could either file a bug that gnome-bluetooth be installed by default (i'm not sure how successful this would be) or you could file bug in the current default bluetooth package that I won't work with your phone.

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Nelson Benitez (gnel) wrote :

I would like the first option, that is gnome-bluetooth be installed by default, so is this bug appropiate for that?, or do I need to file another bug ?

Thanks for your help

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Nanley Chery (nanoman) wrote :

Yes, you would need to file another bug. Don't forget to close this one first.
It's no problem.

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Nanley Chery (nanoman) wrote :

Actually you may have to file a blueprint as this is a radical suggestion.

Changed in gnome-bluetooth:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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