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KDE Security

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Link:  http://
Minimum required   PyKDE/PyQt
Downloads:  996
Submitted:  Sep 27 2007
Updated:  Oct 24 2007


Many thanks to the testers for the help. K-Blueproximity is ready to upload.
The result: about the 90 % of the mobile phones works well with this application.

Blueproximity is a security application. It can lock your computer if you leave your room,
and can unlock it if you come back.
Alternatively, you can also define other "proximity" actions. (See the third picture!)
You only need a configured bluetooth device and a compatible mobile phone.

K-Blueproximity is a KDE frontend to the original Blueproximity application with a gtk frontend by Lars Friedrichs.

I think, you will not have problems on debian based systems as the dependecies are correct.

If you have the original gnome version of Blueproximity, uninstall it before!
(If you need the GTK version, install the enclosed blueproximity-gtk package!
It also works on debian ETCH, an egg.statusicon support module was added to the gtk based version.)
For KDE, install only the blueproximity and blueproximity-kde packages!

On non-debian based systems, convert the blueproximity packages to rpm/tgz format, e.g.:
alien --scripts blueproximity_version_all.deb

Dependencies for the KDE frontend: package bluez-utils, PyQt/PyKDE (python-qt3, python-kde3), ConfigObj (python-configobj) and Bluetooth (python-bluez or pybluez) extensions for python.

On my SuSE 10.2, the following packages are installed as dependencies:

bluez-libs 3.7-14
bluez-utils 3.7-29
gnome-bluetooth 0.8.0-26
kdebluetooth 0.99svn576598-38
libbtctl 0.8.0-26
(yast2-bluetooth 2.14.0-33)
pybluez 0.9.2-47, I enclosed the source for this package.

Compile it with the command rpmbuild --rebuild pybluez-0.9.2-47.src.rpm,
then install the package /usr/src/packages/RPMS/pybluez-0.9.2-47.i586.rpm!

You also need to download the package python-configobj from the packman site (http://packman.links2linux.de). I used the python-configobj-4.4.0-0.pm.1.i586.rpm (you can find it enclosed).

OpenSuSE 10.3:
Similarly, but python-configobj must be compiled from the source:
and you need not compile pybluez. It is on the installation DVD.

Start K-Blueproximity from the KDE menu, and read the "KDE specific issues" section from the Help first!

TODO: Internationalization


Changelog for the version 1.2.2:

- localization for the KDE user interface

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 No longer runs

 by theillien on: Mar 31 2008
Score 50%

I've recently had to rebuild my system and in the process lost my configs for this. I've downloaded and installed it again but when I run it from the menu I get a version which I've always had problems with. This being the straight proximity.sh which is invoked from start_proximity.sh.

It never runs the kscreensaver options and locks no matter how close I am. I think I used to use the GTK version as is shown in the screenshots. However, now I run a different interface when invoked using the method above.

If I attempt to run kproximity.sh directly I get the following error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/kproximity.py", line 132, in <module>
from proximity_api import *
ImportError: No module named proximity_api

I've installed pybluez, python-devel, python-configobj, libbtctl, kdebluetooth, bluez-libs and bluez-utils. Why won't it run?

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 Re: No longer runs

 by trisz on: Apr 7 2008
Score 50%

The proximity_api is present in the package


If you use a debian based system, you have installed it with a forced option or the dpkg is broken as it is on Etch.

If you use kde, install the package blueproximity-kde_1.2.2_all.deb.
If you prefer the gtk version install the
but it must be the last chance...

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 I keep having new issues

 by theillien on: Sep 8 2008
Score 50%

I once again had to rebuild my workstation for various reasons. I've installed your app again and have configured it in addition to linking my phone to my bluetooth adapter. I'm now having problems keeping the connection between kblueproximity and my phone steady. It will connect then go gray saying no connection is established. It just cycles through gray->yellow->green->gray non-stop.

Any thoughts on what might be the problem?

I'm using KDE 3.5.x, my phone is a T-Mobile Dash and my bluetooth adapter is made by Kensington.

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 BlueProximity with KDE4...

 by FredNass on: Sep 12 2008
Score 50%
Iut de Metz - Université de Metz.

Hi all,

I recommend you to use your distro's BlueProximity Package as this one does not work anymore with KDE4, because of the lack of xscreensaver (not installed as a default).

I use KDE4 with Kubuntu 8.04.1 and BP package is 1.24. You might use these commands to lock and unlock your screen :

lock : qdbus org.kde.screensaver /ScreenSaver Lock
unlock : killall -9 krunner_lock

This works here.

Also you might have a look at kbluelock, which intend to do the same thing as BlueProximity, but with a lack of functionnality and settings I think.

Also kbluemon and kblueplugd will gain your interest.

Good locking/unlocking :-)

Thank you BP team.


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 Re: BlueProximity with KDE4...

 by bongoongo on: Jul 28 2010
Score 50%

Hmm I can lock the screen but this is only oneway, the unlock command doesn't work, any idea why?

KDE 4.4.2

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