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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Bluetooth support has always been shaky in gnome. The default bluetooth manager is often very basic and unintuitive. Things like connecting to an audio or input device and Connecting to 3G/EDGE/GPRS via dial-up were either impossible or not easy and straight forward to set-up. Bluetooth support took a nose dive in Intrepid Ibex when even the basic bluetooth support got broken, when i updated to Ubuntu 8.10. sending files from my laptop to my Nokia Internet Tablet become chore. sometimes it worked, most times it doesn’t. “well shit happens you cant always have it all” that was my attitude to the whole bluetooth problem till i found out about Blueman.
Blueman is a GTK Bluetooth Manager that intergrate well with the gnome desktop environment. It is designed to provide simple, yet effective means for controlling BlueZ API and simplifying bluetooth tasks such as: