Bug 447956 - KDE can't find the bluetooth: protocol
KDE can't find the bluetooth: protocol
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebluetooth (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Gilboa Davara
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 444736 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2008-05-22 12:22 EDT by Carl Roth
Modified: 2008-09-21 01:52 EDT (History)
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KDE Software Compilation 162492 None None None Never

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Description Carl Roth 2008-05-22 12:22:25 EDT
Description of problem:

When I click on the bluetooth logo in the systray, I was expecting the file
browser to launch into the bluetooth:// navigator (like in F8).  Instead I get a

  Protocol no supported

and then I get a blank file browser window.

Bluetooth pairing works fine (via KBluetooth-->Configuration).  My device (a
cellphone in this case) is properly paired with a bluetooth USB dongle on the host.

Is it having trouble finding the bluetooth.protocol file?  The kbluetooth RPM
installs it into /usr/share/services; I also see a /usr/share/kde4/services

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install kbluetooth
2. Restart desktop or launch /usr/share/autostart/kbluetooth.autostart.desktop
3. Click on bluetooth icon
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Comment 1 Steven M. Parrish 2008-05-22 16:35:13 EDT
Could not find a matching report upstream.  Please file a bug at
http://bugs.kde.org and add the upstream bug report information to this report.
 We will monitor the upstream bug for resolution.
Comment 2 Carl Roth 2008-05-22 17:34:13 EDT
This is filed as http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=162492.  I wasn't sure if
this was a kde issue or a packaging issue.
Comment 3 Gilboa Davara 2008-05-29 09:43:26 EDT
kdebluetooth doesn't seem to support the latest version of bluez.
Problem has been reported upstream (long ago), but upstream seems to be dead.

I'm trying to free some time, to check if I can fix the problem myself.
For now, I'm over booked :(

Keeping this bug open for now.

- Gilboa
Comment 4 Gilboa Davara 2008-06-22 19:09:08 EDT
*** Bug 444736 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2008-09-20 18:20:59 EDT
kdebluetooth-0.2-3.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
Comment 6 Ville Skyttä 2008-09-21 01:52:22 EDT
As noted by comment 5, kdebluetooth4 is on its way.  It's a necessary update, but unfortunately it currently contains only a subset of the old kdebluetooth's functionality, and one of the missing things is the bluetooth:/ protocol handler.  So as of now, this is not something we can fix and it is expected that the bluetooth:/ protocol is not found, we hope that the functionality will reappear in future kdebluetooth4 releases -> CANTFIX.

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