Comment 22 for bug 373889

to philipp beitz :

have you tried this yet :

Onkar Shinde wrote on 2008-10-09:
Have you enabled 'Receive files over bluetooth' in System -> Preferences -> Personal File Sharing?
The bluetooth stack in intrepid beta was version 3.x. Now it is changed to 4.x as 3.x is not actively maintained upstream.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bluez-gnome/+bug/280403
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this solved my problem, as gnome-obex-server is no longer provided by gnome-bluetooth in Karmic.