I want to do SSH from my Macbook Air to my Raspberry Pi 3 via bluetooth. I'm using macOS Sierra version 10.12.1 and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ 2017 with the latest version of RASPBIAN STRETCH WITH DESKTOP (released on 2018-06-27 on this link: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/). First, I made sure to update and upgrade my Raspberry Pi system by running:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

sudo apt-get update.

Then I installed bluez, bluetooth, and blueman:

sudo apt-get install bluez

sudo apt-get bluetooth --fix-missing

sudo apt-get blueman --fix-missing.

I rebooted my Raspberry Pi. Then I went to "System Preferences" and selected "Bluetooth" on my MacBook Air. I searched for "raspberrypi" and paired with the device. Then, on my Raspberry Pi I went to "Preferences" and selected "Bluetooth Manager". When I selected "Connect to: Group Network" and clicked "Next", it said "Device added successfully, but failed to connect". I want the device to be added and connected successfully as shown in Andrew Mulholland's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ac0wc-f9HI .

How do I solve this problem?

UPDATE: The reason appears to be: "Connection Failed: The name org.freedesktop.Networkmanager was not provided by any service files". I can connect to my Macbook Air as "Audio Source" but not "Group Network".

  • I solved it. I just installed network manager on my Raspberry Pi. raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/29783/…
    – John Smith
    Commented Jul 24, 2018 at 7:53
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    Please make your comment an answer and accept it. This finishes the question and it will no more pop up.
    – Ingo
    Commented Jul 24, 2018 at 17:07
  • I actually answered my own question but because it was brief, it was automatically placed as comment by StackExchange. Should I make it unnecessarily long to be accepted as an answer?
    – John Smith
    Commented Jul 25, 2018 at 5:30

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I solved it. I just installed network manager on my Raspberry Pi.

Reference: How to setup Network Manager on Raspbian

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