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18 January 2012, 1:11 UTC

Transfer of contacts from LG Remarq to Debian GNU/Linux


The device would pair with Linux, but would not appear when "transfer contacts" was invoked. The secret:
sudo /usr/sbin/hciconfig hci0 class 0x5a020c

After this, I was able to transfer using the facilities built into gnome; I got a bunch of ".vcf" files in ~/Downloads.

Apparently the Remarq won't transfer to a device that is "Unknown"; this sets the computer to a "phone" bluetooth device.

I'm not sure whether this setting will "stick" or be required before each transfer, after a reboot, or what…

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