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Blueman is a GTK+ Bluetooth Manager

Blueman is designed to provide a simple yet effective means for controlling the 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.


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

and run
glib-compile-schemas /datadir/glib-2.0/schemas
as part of your (un)install phase.

Packaged versions

The wiki page has info about packaged versions of blueman.

Support / Troubleshooting

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

Feel free to open a GitHub issue to file bugs, or ask about 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 on Hosted Weblate. Go to the Weblate blueman project page.


All parts of the software are licensed under GPLv3 (or GPLv2) and allow redistribution under any later version.

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