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i looked and couldn't find an answer to my problem. I am trying to connect to my Logitech Boombox via bluetooth. It recognizes the device, but once it pairs it claims "failed authentication".

Thx, Sebas

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check it once nex.scrapping.cc/articles/linux-bluez-a2dp-alsa.html –  Sushantp606 Nov 27 '13 at 17:44
I have the same issue, only Ubuntu does not even recognise the speakers in the first place. Connecting them to my phone is not a problem. I tried installing Blueman Bluetooth Manager and but it didn't find my speakers either. –  user205036 Mar 9 at 9:47

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I had the same problem running Ubuntu 13.04, with a Logithech Boombox UE. In my case the solution was to edit the /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf file.

Under section [General] add:


This should get the connection working. However, the sound is faltering and I had to add further modifications to the file.

In the same section add:


Under section [Headset] add:


This solved the problem for me.

I hope that helps.

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I have encountered exactly the same problem with Bluetooth 4.99 - I've Googled my eyeballs out on this, posted for help on numerous forums, tried all possible tips & tweaks. Nothing. Logitech support are useless on this.

Somebody, somewhere, must have some ideas on how to fix this!

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