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Month: December 2014

Re: [trinity-users] backpedal to r14.0.0

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2014 18:31:52 -0500
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.

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)
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.  The Gentoo wiki has a mostly 
distro-agnostic list of commands at .

E. Liddell