On Sun, 28 Dec 2014, E. Liddell wrote: > On Sun, 28 Dec 2014 14:49:02 -0500 (EST) > Felmon Davis <davisf@...> wrote: > >> On Sun, 28 Dec 2014, Timothy Pearson wrote: >> >>>> On Sun, 28 Dec 2014, Michele Calgaro wrote: >>>> >>>>> On 2014/12/28 06:19 PM, Felmon Davis wrote: > >>>> c) can't install bluetooth utilities on the laptop that has it. >>> >>> Terminal output would be helpful here too. :-) >> >> for instance attempting "apt-get install bluedevil" yields: >> >> ------ >> The following packages have unmet dependencies: >> bluedevil : Depends: kde-runtime (> 4:4.10) but it is not going to be >> installed >> E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. >> ------ >> >> weird how kde-runtime is involved. attempting to install it yields >> another bouquet of "depends ... not going to be installed; you have >> held broken packages" messages. > > bluedevil is a KDE project, so it's unsurprising it wants a bunch > of KDE4 stuff installed. There are a couple of alternatives, though. someone else made a comment like this "X is a kde app so not surprising the number of dependencies" which I find perplexing since this is KDE(3) land after all. anyway, I had to do some futzing around, basically accepting a number of 'downgrades', for example: ----- Downgrade the following packages: 2) libpulse0 [1:5.0-13+nosystemd1 (now) -> 5.0-13 (testing)] ----- and for another example: ----- Downgrade the following packages: 8) dbus [1:1.8.8-2+nosystemd1 (now) -> 1.8.12-1 (testing)] 9) dbus-x11 [1:1.8.8-2+nosystemd1 (now) -> 1.8.12-1 (testing)] 10) libdbus-1-3 [1:1.8.8-2+nosystemd1 (now) -> 1.8.12-1 (testing)] ------ and now I have okular and yes, blueman (haven't tested a connection yet though) running on one of the laptops. okular throws tons of stuff on the terminal but starts up. don't yet know if it is all stable. evince remains evasive (only runs as root after exporting XAUTHORITY) so got to figure that out. > blueman is a GTK+-based GUI bluetooth manager. It seems to > be the only widely available one not tied to a desktop environment. > If your distro offers it, this is probably the easiest choice. > > You also have the option of using bluetoothctl (or simple-agent) couldn't find either of these in my apt-cache. bluez and friends are installed. > to pair devices from the command line. These tools are part of > bluez, the package that bluedevil and blueman provide a front-end > for. Warning: this is Not Pretty. that's ok. they (bluez, et al.) were running fine before the upgrade. F. > The Gentoo wiki has a mostly > distro-agnostic list of commands at > http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Bluetooth#Device_pairing . > > E. Liddell > -- Felmon Davis While you recently had your problems on the run, they've regrouped and are making another attack.