Help a beginner? Changing the visible name

Maksim Yevmenkin maksim.yevmenkin at
Wed Feb 14 17:52:55 UTC 2007

On 2/14/07, Jonathan Laventhol <jonathan.laventhol at> wrote:
> Hi All --
> I've just managed to get my bluetooth system running to accept
> incoming files from a phone.  But I have a problem which I'm
> sure is very simple to solve but have had no luck: how do I
> change the name of my computer which my phone sees?  Currently
> the computer shows up as its hostname (,
> but I want it to say something like 'projector'.
> Any kind soul help out?

quick answer: create /etc/bluetooth/ubt0.conf which has the following line in it


then unplug and re-plug the device back.

long answer: please read bluetooth.device.conf(5) man page.


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