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Blueman is a GTK+ Bluetooth Manager

Blueman is designed to provide a simple yet effective means for controlling BlueZ API and simplifying bluetooth tasks such as:

  • Connecting to 3G/EDGE/GPRS via dial-up
  • Connecting to / Creating bluetooth networks
  • Connecting to input devices
  • Connecting to audio devices
  • Sending / Receiving files via OBEX
  • Pairing

It is lightweight, easy to use, Python based, and GPL licensed.

The original project page of Valmantas Palikša can be found on Launchpad. Please use the GitHub issue tracker for bugs and questions.


See for a list of build and runtime dependencies.

To install a packaged release of blueman, run ./configure && make && make install.

To generate and run a configure script from source, run ./

If you are packaging it for your distribution please make sure to pass --disable-schemas-compile and run glib-compile-schemas /datadir/glib-2.0/schemas as part of your (un)install phase.

Packaged versions

See the Wiki page for information about packaged versions of blueman.

Support / Troubleshooting

If you're reporting a bug, please read the Troubleshooting page to provide all relevant information.

Feel free to open a GitHub issue for anything you need help with.


Fork, make your changes, and issue a pull request. If you just want to edit a single file, GitHub will guide you through that process.


Translations are managed with transifex. Go to transifex blueman project page.


Except for most icons that are under a GPLv2 license and require GPLv2 for redistribution all parts of the software are licensed under GPLv3 (or GPLv2) and allow redistribution under any later version.

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