Can’t send files to my android phone

Hello, I can’t send files to my Android. I get the following message: impossible to start the service “org.bluez.obex”: the name is not activable.

  Kernel: 6.6.26-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.11 Distro: Manjaro Linux
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Latitude E5450 v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: N/A serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell v: A13
    date: 05/17/2016
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 39.7 Wh (100.0%) condition: 39.7/51.7 Wh (76.8%)
  Info: dual core model: Intel Core i5-5300U bits: 64 type: MT MCP cache:
    L2: 512 KiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 966 min/max: 500/2900 cores: 1: 799 2: 798 3: 1341
    4: 928
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 driver: i915 v: kernel
  Device-2: Silicon Motion - Taiwan (formerly Feiya ) 300k Pixel Camera
    driver: uvcvideo type: USB
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.12 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
    dri: iris gpu: i915 s-res: 1366x768 resolution: 1366x768
  API: EGL v: 1.5 drivers: iris,swrast platforms: x11,surfaceless,device
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: intel mesa v: 24.0.2-manjaro1.1
    renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 5500 (BDW GT2)
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 drivers: intel surfaces: xcb,xlib
  Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
  Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio
    driver: snd_hda_intel
  API: ALSA v: k6.6.26-1-MANJARO status: kernel-api
  Server-1: PulseAudio v: 17.0 status: active
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I218-LM driver: e1000e
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface driver: btusb type: USB
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 state: up address: see --recommends
  Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci
  Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 200.73 GiB (43.1%)
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST500LM000-1EJ162 size: 465.76 GiB
  ID-1: / size: 448.41 GiB used: 200.73 GiB (44.8%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 299.4 MiB used: 580 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/sda1
  ID-3: /home size: 448.41 GiB used: 200.73 GiB (44.8%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/sda2
  ID-4: /var/log size: 448.41 GiB used: 200.73 GiB (44.8%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/sda2
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 17.06 GiB used: 780 KiB (0.0%)
    dev: /dev/sda3
  System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0 C mobo: 47.0 C sodimm: SODIMM C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): cpu: 2488
  Memory: total: 16 GiB available: 15.5 GiB used: 8.63 GiB (55.7%)
  Processes: 221 Uptime: 3h 4m Shell: Zsh inxi: 3.3.33

Thank you in advance for your answers

Hi @Doudou,

Please provide the output of:

pamac search --installed bluez
pamac search --installed bluez                                                                                                         ✔ 
bluez-qt5  5.115.0-1                                                                                                                             extra
    Qt wrapper for Bluez 5 DBus API
bluez-libs  5.72-2                                                                                                                               extra
    Deprecated libraries for the bluetooth protocol stack
bluez  5.72-2                                                                                                                                    extra
    Daemons for the bluetooth protocol stack


is additional package for this functionality, it it not anymore automatically installed with bluez.
BUT: there are a lot of other programs that are faster, using wifi. Localsend for example
I use the appimage on the manjaro and the phone is with android. Do not forget to allow it in the firewall of the pc if such is used.

KDE Connect can send/receive files too…


:point_up_2: Yes … I discovered this recently!

This got it working, at least from the System Settings"Send File" option:

sudo pacman -S bluez-obex
systemctl --user start obex
sudo systemctl --global enable obex

Hope this helps.
NB: OBEX = OBject EXchange

There you go, it works! THANKS

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