bluemon - Activate or deactivate programs based on Bluetooth link quality

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name bluemon
Package version 1.4
Package release 6
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 112 B
Download size 24.31 KB
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BlueMon monitors the quality of the link to a Bluetooth device and can start
or stop programs when the threshold drops below a certain value. This can be
used to perform actions like locking the terminal when you walk away from it.
Bluemon uses the DBus system bus to alert other applications to the presence
of Bluetooth devices. A user binary can then start or stop programs when such
signals are received.


Package Version Architecture Repository
bluemon_1.4-6_amd64.deb 1.4 amd64 Debian Main
bluemon - - -


Name Value
bluez -
libbluetooth3 >= 4.40
libc6 >= 2.1
libdbus-1-3 >= 1.0.2


Type URL
Binary Package bluemon_1.4-6_i386.deb
Source Package bluemon

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install bluemon deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install bluemon




2009-06-25 - Matthew Johnson <>
bluemon (1.4-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Change dependency bluez-utils => bluez (Closes: #534315)
* Change build-dep libbluetooth2-dev => libbluetooth-dev (Closes: #530353)
* Dummy closes to mark bug which was fixed ages ago an fixed here (Closes: #399021)
2009-01-03 - Matthew Johnson <>
bluemon (1.4-5) unstable; urgency=high
* Add fix-system-bus-permissions.diff so that it works
with the fixed dbus (Closes: #510628)
* Urgency high because it blocks #503532
* Adding a dependency on quilt to apply the patch
2008-02-05 - Matthew Johnson <>
bluemon (1.4-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Bump Standards-Version
2007-12-05 - Matthew Johnson <>
bluemon (1.4-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Update copyright
* Ensure init.d-script-missing-lsb-section fix is actually included this
* Remove superfluous files.
* Update maintainer address 
2006-11-27 - Matthew Johnson <>
bluemon (1.4-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix init.d-script-missing-lsb-section
* Use lsb-functions in init script
2006-11-14 - Matthew Johnson <>
bluemon (1.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New Upstream Release
* Don't enable by default. (Closes: #392260) 
Patch from Jeroen van Wolffelaar <>
* Starting with default config file confirmed working
(Closes: #359240)
2006-01-25 - Matthew Johnson <>
* New Upstream Release:
- bug fixes
Closes: #348693: manpage misplaced
Closes: #349791: Does not have DBus privileges to start
* Clarify description
Closes: #348691: bluemon description could mention dbus
2006-01-09 - Matthew Johnson <>
bluemon (1.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New Upstream Release:
- Added support for monitoring multiple devices, disabling of link quality
monitoring and defaults for threshold and interval

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