One of the things We dislike about the Unix desktop is not having properly working bluetooth on our workstations. Some things that are so simple like sending and receiving from our workstation are very uncomfortable and also something difficult to fix.

¿How to fix it on my desktop?

Locate the file /usr/lib/systemd/user/obex.service Modify the line:



ExecStart=/usr/lib/bluetooth/obexd -a

That modification is for accepting all the files that some devices send to our workstation. Without this simple modification files were not arriving on our workstation.

Start the obexd service which is part of bluez 5 package with.

systemctl --user start obex

With the above snippet You are going to be able of receiving files in the folder.


Probably there are some other solutions that with more heavy packages for solving the same problem. But here with just a simple window manager like openbox this solution works like a charm.

Last change: 16.06.2018 14:57

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