[kwlug-disc] Barry (Solved)

Richard Bettridge rbettridge at rim.com
Tue Nov 23 12:58:24 EST 2010

Oh it works fine for tethering, it's always my fallback. Though since it doesn't support Bluetooth tethering to my knowledge, it isn't the ideal candidate for me.

Seems like there's no ideal solution though, since I pointed out that gnome-bluetooth doesn't seem to support it properly. And even blueman, which is what I prefer to use, doesn't seem to work properly one laptop I use.

Speaking of which, does anyone else tether with blueman and have you ever run into an issue stating, 'Modem Manager did not support the connection?'

I have three laptops that I primarily use, all running lucid, thus the same version of blueman, modem-manager and network-manager. Yet on one laptop modem-manager refused the dbus calls from blueman. I'm guessing this is probably caused by something legacy, left behind after upgrading to 10.10. I've tried adjusting permissions and the policy for modem-manager with no luck... I suppose I should test this off a live cd to be certain if it's config related.

Anyway just wondering if anyone else has encountered this. No big deal otherwise.

Richard Bettridge
BIS-E SV&V Performance - Waterloo

-----Original Message-----
From: kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org [mailto:kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org] On Behalf Of Chris Frey
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2010 5:04 PM
To: KWLUG discussion
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Barry (Solved)

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 02:29:23PM -0500, Richard Bettridge wrote:
> Do you guys using barry for tethering or just for backups?

Hi Richard,

It should work for tethering.  If it doesn't, it would be helpful to
know.  (I'm project lead on the Barry project.)  I hope that the USB modem
protocol hasn't changed in newer devices, but if so, then more reverse
engineering is needed.

There is an outstanding issue when backing up certain databases in the
newer devices... it's a protocol change, as far as I can tell.
Test backup and restore with your device before relying on it, but
I've had good success with my devices.  When it works, it works... when
it doesn't, it will warn you that only X of Y records were backed up.

> I used to us barry to tether my device. But then found out that blueman
> supports tethering over Bluetooth.

The bluetooth tethering is more standard, and is part of the kernel.
That's good, since it shouldn't change from device to device in the future.

- Chris

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