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antikythera
18th May 2015, 01:20 PM
Bluedevil from KDE no longer supports other desktop environments because it is coded for Plasma5 now.

Consequently there are no GUI tools compatible with MATE-Compiz in the official Fedora repositories that will provide a reasonable level of functionality with F22 and beyond at present.

There is however a COPR repository containing a development version of Blueman. I have installed it and it seems to be working okay for file transfer (both send/receive function) and audio from my smartphone.

Here is how to get it up and running:

1. Open terminal and issue the following command to add the repository.


sudo dnf copr enable heikoada/blueman-git

2. To install blueman (plus dependencies) use the following command or alternatively install the same packages via yumex:


sudo dnf install blueman pulseaudio-module-bluetooth

The Pulse Audio module is only required if you want to use bluetooth audio.

3. If desired, you will need to manually create a Startup Applications list entry for the panel icon.

a. To do so open Control Centre followed by Startup Applications.
b. Click the Add button.
c. Enter the following information into the fields:

Name: Blueman Applet
Command:blueman-applet
Comment: Blueman Bluetooth Manager

Then click the Save button. Make sure the tick box next to your new entry is ticked and then close Startup Applications and Control Centre.

4. Again if desired you can create a desktop Launcher as well.

Right-click an empty area of the MATE desktop and choose Create Launcher. Then enter the following. A Bluetooth icon will automatically be located but if you want to change it for another just click on the picture.


Name: Bluetooth
Command:blueman-manager
Comment: Blueman Bluetooth Manager

Then click OK and your new shortcut is ready for use. Drag it to position it wherever you like.

Support and wiki links can be found here (https://github.com/blueman-project/blueman)