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Wednesday, April 26th 2006, 10:01am

kbluetoothd / konqueror bluetooth issues

I have a problem with my bluetooth adapter and my mobile phone.
Kbluetoothd discovers the mobile phone, but I can not open any folder on the mobile phone.
I attached two pictures to show what I get when connecting to the mobile phone. I am using KDE3.5.2. I don't know if this is Kbluetoothd-specific. I had bluetooth working with earlier version of KDE, so I hope that it will work again.

And it seems as if konqueror dos not find the kio_slaves "bluetooth://" and "sdp://". Whenever I type one of them in the addressbar, I get the error message "unknown location". In which package do I find the correct kio_slaves?

Thank you in advance.

I only changed the thread's name, to make clear what it is about.
bauerfichtner has attached the following images:
  • blue_001.png
  • blue_2.png

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "bauerfichtner" (Apr 28th 2006, 5:35pm)


Friday, April 28th 2006, 4:58pm

I updated kbluetoothd, bluez-libs and bluez-utils to the most recent "stable" releases. It still does not work, connecting to the mobile phone results in the same behaviour.

Connecting to the phone via rfcomm works fine, I may use this to browse SMS and phonebook with KMobileTools.
Also, sending files from the computer to the phone via bluetooth works fine, there is no problem at all.

But browsing data on the phone does not work. I only get to see the two entries "audio" and "picture". But I can't open these folders, it seems that they are not recognized as folders.

Has anyone got an idea what I may try? How to get "bluetooth:/" and "sdp:/" working again? And how to browse the data on my mobile phone?

Thank you in advance.


Friday, April 28th 2006, 5:33pm

It is getting even stranger:
Let's assume that my mobile phone has the address 00:0A:28:F9:8B:50.

When I type

Source code

in konqueror's addressbar, I get a list showing me the currently available pictures on my mobile phone (have a look at the first picture attached).

And when I type

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in konqueror's addressbar, the image named "16-04-06_1228.jpg" gets transferred and displayed in konqueror (have a look at the second picture attached).

So, bluetooth is working, but somehow I can't open folder's located in my mobile phone with konqueror.
bauerfichtner has attached the following images:
  • blue_3.png
  • blue_4.png


Friday, April 28th 2006, 5:53pm

Okay, I got the issues with "bluetooth:/" and "sdp:/" fixed by applying the patch found at
But the problem with opening folders on the mobile phone is still there.


Sunday, August 6th 2006, 2:30pm

I am just adding the following information because I keep getting e-Mails from people who have the same problem and who search for a solution.


Source code

kfmclient openURL obex://[MY:MA:CA:DD:RE:SS]/folder inode/directory
you may open a specified folder on the given device. To find out the MAC-address of the remote bluetooth device, you can use the command

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hcitool scan
Make sure, that your remote device is in discovery mode, else you won't find it.


Sunday, April 6th 2008, 9:40am

after upgrade problems

Hi All,

after KDE upgrade to 4.0.2 I met the problem how Konqueror handles sdp:/ obex:/ and bluetooth:/ URIs
It just reports that "protocol not supported". I'm wondering how I can fix it?

Thanks in advance,