Sending files via bluetooth from your PC to Nokia Express is not difficult using gnome-obex-send. As long as your bluetooth device is recognized by Ubuntu then it can be done. I use regular cheap USB bluetooth. The brand is ‘Le Taec’, made in Taiwan.
Before we start, don’t forget to turn on your Nokia Bluetooth.
Step 1. Configure your bluetooth device.
Open your Linux Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal).
- Type ‘sudo hciconfig -a hci0 up’ to turn on your bluetooth device.
- Type ‘hciconfig -a hci0‘ to check the USB status.
- Type ‘hcitool scan‘ to search the available device around. As you see at the screen below, I found a device named ‘Ida’. The information that we need is the id code.
- Copy the id code by select the code using your mouse cursor, press right mouse button then select ‘copy’ menu.
Step 2. Send the files.
Type the command with syntax below:
‘sudo gnome-obex-send –dest device_id location+filename.‘.
Now, you can start to send the files. Every id will be different for each Nokia handphone. Press ‘Enter’ to start the sending process.
Sending file is on progress.