Unable to browse bluetooth device: Connection refused (111)

Bug #891444 reported by Rafael Belmonte on 2011-11-17
This bug affects 25 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Bluetooth
blueman (Ubuntu)
gnome-bluetooth (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu 11.10, fresh install.
When I try to browse a mobile phone via Bluetooth, I see this error: "Connection refused (111)", and the device cannot be browsed.
I think the same error happened when I tried in Xubuntu (XFCE with blueman).
But Bluetooth works very well in Kubuntu (KDE with Bluedevil) where I can browse, send and receive files from the mobile phone via Bluetooth, therefore something regarding bluetooth is broken in distributions based on Gnome/Gtk.

Please try to work in this issue in Ubuntu, because nowadays there is a lot of devices using Bluetooth: mobile phones, earphones, laptop mouse, etc.

Rafael Belmonte (eaglescreen) wrote :

The only idea I have is that gnome-bluetooth and blueman may be using the wrong channel to connect with the device. How do they know about the right channel to use?
If I mount my device filesystem with obexfs, I need to manually set the channel 10.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in blueman (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-bluetooth (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-bluetooth (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Rafael Belmonte (eaglescreen) wrote :

Having a working Bluetooth in 12.04 LTS is a low priority feature?

tags: added: bluetooth gnome3 oneiric precise regresion
summary: - Unable to browse bluetooh device: Connection refused (111)
+ Unable to browse bluetooth device: Connection refused (111)
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

I have the very same issue. I can't even send a file/

Changed in blueman (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in gnome-bluetooth (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Medium

I've seen this problem with two different phones (one BlackBerry, one Bluetooth). It worked in 11.10, and works if I boot the system to Knoppix (proving it's not a new hw issue), but doesn't work at all in 12.04.

^* "one BlackBerry, one Android"

Changed in gnome-bluetooth:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
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