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I hope someone can help. I'm fairly new to Ubuntu. I recently bought a bluetooth speaker (creative D200). When I search for bluetooth devices on my laptop (Gazelle Professional from System76. with Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 - 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Combo Module.) my speaker will not show up.

I know my speaker works, since I can connect it to my phone. I also know that bluetooth works on my laptop as I can find my phone with it. However, my laptop cannot find my speaker. I have tried with blueman and the standard bluetooth manager many many times. I wondered if I need some sort of driver or if anyone has fixed this same problem.

Thanks, Declan

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It is often better to research your subject before posting it on Askubuntu. Here is an article that answers directly your question : Creative D200 on Linux.

Here is a detailed tutorial based on that article :

  1. Scan for bluetooth devices
  2. Press the bluetooth button behind the speaker during the search for 3 seconds
  3. Once it shows up on the list, choose PIN options
  4. Choose 0000 as the PIN
  5. Connect to the speaker
  6. Go to System settings> Sound settings
  7. Choose Creative D200 as default speaker in the Output tab.
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Hey. That did it. I honestly did do some research, I've been 2 days scratching my head. I guess I just need to up my research game. Thanks. – HellishHeat Nov 18 '12 at 13:00

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