Bluetooth is a wireless technology designed for short range communication between compatible devices. The Linux kernel includes the BlueZ Bluetooth stack.

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Bluetooth Broadcom 43142 isn't working on ubuntu

Please help me! I'm new and can't to do anything... I was trying somethings from my searched but it still don't work. It's on but can't search any devices and can't searched from any too. Just tell ...
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How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup?

How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup?
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Ralink RT 3290 Bluetooth Problem on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and everything is working good except the Bluetooth. I have Ralink 3290 Bluetooth. tried to install the driver using the method described here. The code is not ...
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How do you make Ubuntu accept files sent over bluetooth

I have a problem when I send my files from phone to ubuntu 12.04 via bluetooth as the phone prompts with the message "the file not sent"! I can send any files from ubuntu 12.04 to my android phone.
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Can I use my computer as an A2DP receiver?

First, the problem: I'm using a Cowon MP3 player as my main music player with basic earplugs. It offers A2DP & I'd like to have my netbook (running UNE 10.04) act as receiver. Some resources on ...
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Internet connection sharing from PC to Phone over Bluetooth

I have already read other questions relating to sharing Internet connection from the Phone to the PC. This as most of us know works out of the box in latest Ubuntu (and for some it just needs to ...
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Pulseaudio not detecting bluetooth headset automatically

The Pavucontrol on my Xubuntu 13.10 detects my bluetooth headset, but only after I type the commands : pulseaudio -k sudo alsa force-reload After a few seconds the headset appears in the ...
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Dell Upgrade to 13.04 & 13.10 No wifi, graphic card driver and bluetooth Problem?

(Dell inspiron m5040 Upgrade to 12.04 LTS from 11.10 wifi wont work and has two bluetooth icons?) Old title of post! No Wifi/Bluetooth Problem. "Both Fixed", see below comments for bluetooth fix and ...
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Autoconnecting Bluetooth Devices

Is there a way to set the Bluetooth in Ubuntu to autoconnect to devices it is paired to when it is turned on. Furthermore, is there a way to automatically change the sound output to a Bluetooth ...
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Trouble turning on bluetooth in 12.04

I am using 12.04 LTS dual boot, and I can't use the bluetooth service in Ubuntu. It works fine with Windows 7. In Ubuntu I can turn on the bluetooth from the titlebar but when I switch on the ...
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PulseAudio can not load bluetooth module 15.10/16.04

EDIT: Works for 16:04 as well I am having trouble connecting my bluetooth speakers with a fresh 15.10 install. The speakers are connected however they are not listed as available audio device. I ...
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Ralink Bluetooth not working in Ubuntu 13.04

My Bluetooth is not working in Ubuntu 13.04. I am unable to turn it on and also, Bluetooth icon doesn't show up in the top bar. I asked about this on #ubuntu IRC and they said that I am missing the ...
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Microsoft Designer Mouse (Bluetooth 4.0) on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I just bought a Microsoft Designer Mouse, specs here, (Bluetooth 4.0) and am not able to use it in Ubuntu 14.04. On the Windows 8 (same laptop computer) it works just fine. So I've searched arround ...
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Bluetooth not connecting to devices even though it recognizes them

I'm runing 15.04 on a dell xps 13 bluetooth recognises devices when i try to add them but won't let me connect to them Here is the results from my terminal. ~ $ uname -a; lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net; ...
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Successfully connected to a bluetooth speaker, but how do i direct sound there?

I'm running Kubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430 laptop. I've got a Bluetooth speaker. After a lot of troubleshooting i managed to connect to the speaker. bt-device reports: $ bt-device -l Added ...
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Issues with Bluetooth Connections in 11.10

I'm having a couple of issues that I did not have in 11.04 or 10.10. The first issue involves connecting to my bluetooth headset. I am able to successfully pair and connect to my Samsung headset for ...
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RTL8723BE Bluetooth does not work

I am unable to find any bluetooth devices. I was able to fix it by using this, but since the Ubuntu kernel update this fix has stopped working. 02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Bluetooth - No adapters found - Dell Precision M4800

Post Ubuntu 15.04 upgrade, I found that the bluetooth was disabled on my machine. I went ahead and enabled the same and since then my Blueman Bluetooth Manager does not help me set up my devices. ...
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How to change Bluetooth broadcast device name?

I just can't figure a way to change my Bluetooth device name. Is there any command?
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bluetooth headset connects but not showing in sound settings

I was able to listen with my BT headset, but suddenly, one day, it disappeared from sound settings forever! I've even re-paired my headset (and its connected already) but it doesn't have any options ...
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Get rid of 0.5s latency when playing audio over Bluetooth with A2DP

As described in the title I experience a half a second delay when playing audio over Bluetooth with A2DP. This makes watching movies not possible as the sound is not synchronised with the video. I'm ...
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Bluetooth from the command line in 12.04?

I've been trying to pair up my bluetooth keyboard with my computer after reinstalling from a standard ubuntu 12.04 to a minimal install. In the minimal install I have no gui, so I've been trying to ...
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Bluetooth device paired and connected (no sound)

I've got a Bluetooth headset which works great in both Windows 8 and Android 4.2 however on Ubuntu (13.10) it just doesn't seem to work. I installed Blueman, it paired and connected successfully when ...
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Connect to bluetooth device from command line

Background: I'm using my bluetooth headset as audio output. I managed to get it working by the long list of instructions on BluetoothHeadset community documentation, and I have automated the process ...
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Bluetooth speaker: preferred mode “High fidelity playback” (A2DP) is not getting saved

I have a bluetooth speaker, Sony SRS-BTX300, which works in linux/ubuntu 13.04, but only after some fiddling. (Update Dec 2013: same problems remain in 13.10) I have to set the preferred bandwidth ...
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Bluetooth not working in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Since when I got rid of windows 8 and installed ubuntu, my bluetooth never really worked. Ubuntu detects the bluetooth hardware (it shows the bluetooth icon in the status bar), and I can turn it on or ...
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Missing Bluetooth indicator [duplicate]

I upgraded from Raring to Saucy, and now my bluetooth is giving me problems. First, even though I have a bluetooth inbuilt in my laptop, which I prefer to keep off unless I am using it, there is no ...
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After updating to 16.04, bluetooth audio A2DP mode stopped working

I have a nice bluetooth audio receiver connect to my HiFi stereo, and I used to be able to connect it in 14.04 as a A2DP sink with nice quality. After upgrading to 16.04, the device connects only as ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect my Bluetooth receiver, how to fix it?

Read first This is a Canonical question that will be signpost to solve Bluetooth issues. Please, whenever any of this answers does not fix your issue, provide the same information as this ...
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How to enable hard-blocked bluetooth in Thinkpad Edge 320

I'm trying to use the built-in bluetooth device of my Lenovo Thinkpad E320. It seems to be hard blocked, but i can't find any possibility to unblock it. rfkill list returns: 0: tpacpi_bluetooth_sw: ...
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Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse pairs but doesn't do anything

I recently bought the new Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse and have gotten it to work on my windows machines and but when I try to use it on my Dell M3800 running Ubuntu 14.04 it doesn't work at all. I ...
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bluetooth is disable on Ubuntu 14.04

the bluetooth is disabled on my Ubuntu (Dell vostro Desktop with bluetooth USB adapter). I plugged the bluetooth USB adapter to another Ubuntu desktop (12.04) and it is recognized instantaneously. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 and bluez-5.8 configure: error: systemd system unit directory is required

I am installing bluez 5.8 on Ubuntu 13.40 and while running ./configure, I am getting this error message. checking systemd system unit dir... configure: error: systemd system unit directory is ...
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Accidentally changed Bluetooth mode to off

My Bluetooth device disappeared after I changed its mode from High Fidelity A2DP to off. Is this a bug? How can I get my speaker back into the audio menu? I tried disconnecting and reconnecting. But ...
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Bluetooth on Lenovo Ideapad S20-30

Today I installed Ubuntu on my Lenovo S20-30 and most things work but I can't use bluetooth. In the system preferences I can change the bluetooth switch to "on" but when I come back to the pane it is "...
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how do I get my hp 100 printer to work

just installed ubuntu, and my hp100 Bluetooth printer is recognized, but it will not allow me to turn the connection on and print. any solutions would be very appreciated
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Bluetooth mouse not auto-reconnecting to laptop

This has been asked, and answered, a million times before. And I think I've read almost all those questions and answers, and tried as many of the solutions as I can. However, I still can't get the ...
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bluetooth is disable on ubuntu-14.04

This is probably the duplicate of bluetooth is disable on Ubuntu 14.04 But I still could not find the solution. I am also having the same issue. I am struggling like anything to add my device in ...
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How do I connect to my Bluetooth headset?

I have an ACER C7 Chromebook with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Also I have two apps installed Bluetooth Manager and Bluetooth. I am trying to connect MEElectronics AF9-BK Air-Fi Stereo Bluetooth ...
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Bluetooth not working on ubuntu 14.04 with dell inspiron 15-3521

I have a laptop Dell inspiron 15-3521 with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed, It was working good (I removed this Ubuntu). I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (fresh install). (The driver installed is: bcmwl-kernel-...
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Bluetooth not working in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 in dual boot with 12.04.1. The problem I have is with the Bluetooth not working. I've tried searching for my phone, but no luck. I've installed Blueman and still no ...
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How to get a consistent bluetooth audio playback?

I am trying to use bluetooth audio speakers, as my integred laptop speakers are so awful... The speaker is a Bose Soundlink mini and works just fine with my smartphone for example. When I try to use ...
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Bluetooth file transfer in shell script

I'd like to send files to my phone via bluetooth using a bash script or something similar. The ussp-push utility works, but I find it is much slower than the "Send To" option in gnome. Is there a way ...
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Broadcom Bluetooth device remains undetected (BCM2046, WIDCOMM )

lspci output : Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01) lsusb output : Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth) rfkill list output :...
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No receive option in Bluetooth Settings

Guys I am trying to send a file from my Galaxy s2 to ubuntu but its keep dropping the connection but im able to send a file from Ubuntu to Mobile . I have seen this link Botskool.com and its ...
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Why do I only hear sound from the speakers with A2DP headset connected?

I have a Sennheiser MM100 bluetooth stereo headset (using A2DP) I'd like to use on my Lubuntu machine. The headset works fine with my phone. Please note that unlike all other Ubuntu flavours, Lubuntu ...
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0a5c:2100 Broadcom Corp. Bluetooth 2.0+eDR dongle not working

I have a Broadcom BCM2046, it appears as connected in the bluetooth widget over the panel, and the hcitools drops me data, but it doesn't work at all, I've tried to connect from another device and it'...
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No sound from bluetooth headset, but its detected

I have an bluetooth headset connected to my computer, the buttons play/pause/volume are working fine, but i have no sound in the headset, but in the speaker of the computer. In fact i played with the ...
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How to debug lag using Bluetooth connected mouse and A2DP headset?

I own a Logitech M555b mouse for use with my HP Elitebook 8570w laptop running Kubuntu 12.04. Works fine right after connecting using the KDE Bluetooth control module. However, after some time (...
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No A2DP streaming audio from 12.04 to Bluetooth headset [duplicate]

I want to listen to streaming audio from Ubuntu using headset (Bose Bluetooth Headset Series 2). Although Bluetooth connection is established, I haven't been able to hear anything via the headset. How ...