Saturday, November 19, 2016

Things that are broken in Debian Stretch- file transfer from Android phone with Bluetooth

File transfer via Bluetooth from an Android phone is currently not working in Stretch. However, I was able to transfer a file today using a workaround.
The solution is to manually start obex and re-pair the phone with the computer. The command is systemctl --user start obex. (Found on

It seems obex isn't auto-started properly. (There's a bug report at Red Hat Bugzilla.)

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