Bluetooth applet/GUI for XFCE

Hi All,

How to get Bluetooth applet for XFCE ? I have installed the following packages, but not able to get the applet in taskbar or the GUI.

$ rpm -qa | grep blue
NetworkManager-bluetooth-1.32.10-4.el8.x86_64
bluez-libs-5.56-2.el8.x86_64
gnome-bluetooth-3.34.3-1.el8.x86_64
bluez-5.56-2.el8.x86_64
gnome-bluetooth-libs-3.34.3-1.el8.x86_64
bluez-obexd-5.56-2.el8.x86_64
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-14.0-2.el8.x86_64

Currently I’m managing the devices from command line via bluetoothctl

Thanks
Prasad

Hey everyone,

OP has a good point here, looks like XFCE has available blueman and blueberry as gui bluetooth interfaces, none of which has packages available in the standard repos. However, I just tried compiling blueman from the github source page, along with all dependencies, and the program fails to launch. Furthermore, I am not sure how to compile blueberry as it is intended for the cinnamon DE, and requires mint-build to install.

If anyone has gotten blueman or blueberry to work on rocky linux, do you mind sharing?

Thanks!
mimas12

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Hi,
I’ve got blueman 2.2.1 working on rocky 8.5 and Cinnamon gui
(https://retime.org/install-cinnamon-desktop-environment-on-rocky-linux-8/)

  1. downloaded, compiled and installed blueman 2.2.1 with:
sudo yum install pygobject3-devel
pip3.6 install --user cython
sudo yum install bluez-libs-devel

wget https://github.com/blueman-project/blueman/releases/download/2.2.1/blueman-2.2.1.tar.xz
tar -xvf blueman-2.2.1.tar.xz
cd blueman-2.2.1
./configure
make
sudo make install
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