Re: Bluetooth tethering with NM?

In fact, would you please create a diff of /etc/NetworkManager before
and after pairing up with your phone? Hopefully on a fresh instance of

Thank you

On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 6:23 PM, cheater00 . <cheater00 gmail com> wrote:
Hi Dan,
thanks for your quick reply.

I don't run GNOME and don't have it installed; I run MATE which is a
fork of GNOME 2. They have abandoned mate-bluetooth-applet (which was
their copy of the gnome-blueetoth-applet) switching to blueman. They
have probably based mate-bluetooth-applet off a version of
gnome-bluetooth-applet which didn't have that checkbox yet; I don't
see it if I use the latest version provided by MATE (1.6, while the
latest MATE is 1.8).

What would the procedure be without gnome-bluetooth-applet?

I assume this creates a file somewhere like
/etc/NetworkManager/system-connections; could you post the file that
you get?

Thanks a lot

On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 5:38 PM, Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> wrote:
On Thu, 2014-07-24 at 17:11 +0200, cheater00 . wrote:
I am on Ubuntu 13.10 and am trying to enable bluetooth tethering (so
that I can use my phone's internet connection). This is preferrable to
wifi tethering which eats up the battery.

I can easily pair my laptop to my phone using blueman but, contrary to
what tutorials online show, the bluetooth connection doesn't show up
in nm-applet.

My network-manager-gnome package is at version

blueman is 1.23+update1-2ubuntu1.

The connection gets created when you pair the phone with the laptop, via
the GNOME bluetooth applet.  It looks somewhat like this:

When you finish pairing the phone, you'll get a checkbox that has
options for using the phone either as a PAN device, or a DUN device,
depending on what your phone supports.  For PAN, all that's required is
checking the box.  For DUN, ModemManager gets started to inspect the
phone, and then the Mobile Broadband Wizard appears to let you configure
the APN and other details.  After that, the phone should appear in the
nm-applet menu.  Can you try the GNOME Bluetooth applet process and see
if that makes things work?


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