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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How to find out if I'm using Bluetooth 3.0 + HS

I recently bought a Hama bluetooth 3.0+HS dongle. I'm using it with my Ubuntu 10.04. Ubuntu recognizes the dongle and I am able to set up BT devices. But how can I check whether it is actually using ...
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How can I get the A2DP output option and the input working again?

I have a bluetooth headset which works perfectly on Ubuntu 13.04. Now I update to 13.10, and here is what's happing: After installing blueman, bluetooth-suport, pulseaudio-module-bluetooth and so ...
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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 ...
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How can I connect an Ouya gamepad?

I would like to use the Ouya controller with my Ubuntu machine... its a standard Bluetooth controller and when I attempt to pair it with Ubuntu 13.04 the pairing option box prompts me to enter a ...
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Why did my Bluetooth headset disappear from Sound Settings and how can I get it back?

Kind of similar to this, I paired my Bluetooth headset (Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5) in Ubuntu and it at first showed up in "Sound Settings" after pairing. It was not initially working, so I started ...
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Can I use my Bluetooth headset as a microphone?

I have a Motorola S305 Bluetooth headset which I use with my computer often for headphones. I've been using them for a while and have been really pleased with the sound quality, form factor, and ...
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Browsing files via Bluetooth doesn't work

How can I browse files using Bluetooth in Ubuntu 11.10? I get paired perfectly, but I can't browse files. Nothing happens. I asked about it before. People recommended install Blueman. I did but ...
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Automatically connect bluetooth mouse

I have a bluetooth mouse (Apple Mighty Mouse) which I use with Kubuntu (KDE). I always have to manually connect to the mouse, although it is listed as a trusted device. How can I automatically connect ...
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How to Send Files to My Computer via Bluetooth?

I can pair my HTC One X with Ubuntu, but I can't send any files to my computer from my phone. Every time I try my phone reports the transfer failed and I never get prompted by the computer to accept ...
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Error when transferring a file via Bluetooth to a Samsung Galaxy phone

I am using Ubuntu Natty. I want to transfer files to and from my samsung galaxy which is running froyo. But every time I try to transfer a file from my Samsung Galaxy phone to Ubuntu natty I get the ...
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bluetooth not working on Ubuntu 13.10

I upgrated ubuntu from 13.4 to 13.10 and my bluetooth stopped working. When I open bluetooth I'm able to put it ON but the visibility doesn't show anything and didn't detect any device. when I: ...
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Bluetooth - How to browse files on a device?

It might sound stupid, but I don't know how to browse files on my device (phone) connected to Ubuntu machine via Bluetooth. I see that the connection is established, I can send files from my computer ...
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Is it possible to use Ubuntu as speaker while playing music from a bluetooth-linked smartphone?

Is there a way to use the notebook as speaker for my smartphone? I linked them via Bluetooth and saw that the smartphone can be used as an input-Device for music and sound. You can see it here: My ...
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Logitech K380 bluetooth keyboard - make function keys default

There is a software for Windows called "Logitech Options" which can switch media keys to function keys, but this setting is not remembered in keyboard. There are similar cases with other logitech ...
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Can't send file to smartphone via bluetooth in Lubuntu?

I'm a new Lubuntu user (never used any Linux OS before). File Manager --> Preferences --> Bluetooth Manager I can't seem to send a file to my smartphone. I click the bluetooth icon on the task bar, ...
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How to redirect single audio channels to different devices?

I just bought a bluetooth stereo speaker and I had an idea: Is it possible to build a 4.0 audio system using my Bluetooth speakers as rear speaker and two normal cabled stereo speakers (or another ...
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How do I get the Apple Wireless Keyboard Working in 10.10?

So I've gone and bought a Magic Mouse and Apple Wireless Non-Numeric Keyboard. The magic mouse worked out-of-the-box almost perfectly, except for the forward/back gesture which still isn't ...
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Make a new notification with sound icon and bar

Probably this question has already been answered somewhere, but I could not find it. The situation: I am on Ubuntu 15.10, on a laptop. I have a secondary bluetooth speakers system, on which I ...
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Bluetooth mouse contstantly failes to reconnect after sleep

It seems the bluetooth subsystem shows some bugs after the upgrade to 13.10. It was working quite happily at 13.04. The bluetooth mouse I have, simply won't connect after the computer goes into any ...
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How do I fix the mouse after pairing with Bluetooth?

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it. I paired a Bluetooth mouse with it, which caused the touch pad on the laptop to stop working. After the computer was suspended over night, I tried to use ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Can't find my Creative Bluetooth Speaker (D200)

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 ...
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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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Buttons on my bluetooth headset aren't working

I have noticed, that although my "Bluetooth Headset" works perfectly fine, buttons on it, like Previous, Next, Play etc do not. Why is that?
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Controlling Bluetooth mouse gestures that register keyboard events

tl;dr I just bought a Logitech T630. It's a Bluetooth mouse that supports several keyboard events via gestures (PDF). These gestures are fine and dandy but I have little use for them. I'm having a ...
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Where are bluetooth link keys stored in Ubuntu 14.10?

I am trying to set specific bluetooth link keys for a device in Ubuntu 14.10 but I am unable to find where they are stored. The purpose is to have a bluetooth mouse working in both Ubuntu and Windows ...
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Pairing error with Jawbone Mini Jambox

I just bought a Mini Jambox (Jawbone) wireless bluetooth speaker. It work like a charm with my Nexus 7, iPhone 4 and MacBook Pro. Unfortunatly I can not make it work with my Ubuntu 14.04 Laptop. What ...
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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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How do you make Ubuntu Server accept files sent over bluetooth?

How do you configure Ubuntu Server to automatically receive files over Bluetooth and save them with no user interaction? This question is almost identical to this question from 2 years ago, but ...
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“Connection failed: Stream setup failed” when using A2DP [closed]

I'm trying to use my PC as a A2DP sink for my Nexus 7, but I can't seem to connect. The bluetooth dongle I'm using is the ASUS-BT211 Things that I have tried already: Adding Source to the ...
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Turning off Bluetooth also turns off Wi-Fi on HP Pavilion dm4-1150ea

Just upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04 on a dual boot HP Pavilion dm4-1150ea. If I disable Bluetooth then Wi-Fi is also disabled. I have looked at these similar reported issues: ...
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Nautilus : “Send via Bluetooth” in Context Menu

I use nautilus as my default file manager. Very frequently I need to transfer files to other devices via bluetooth. Is there some way to add a "Send Via Bluetooth" option in the right click context ...
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Tether mobile phone to laptop using Bluetooth

(I'm not sure if this is an Ubuntu or an Android question - feel free to move it!) Is it possible to connect my Android Jelly Bean phone to my laptop using bluetooth so that the telephone can use the ...
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Unable to establish connection to mobile broadband connection

In Unity, when I make a mobile broadband connection, I can dial-up in the bluetooth manager, saying my connection will appear in the Network manager, but it doesn't. Any ideas?
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Ubuntu 13.10 laptop bluetooth not working properly [closed]

I have an issue with bluetooth on Ubuntu 13.10 and I have no idea where to start looking. I finally gave a cat /var/log/syslog | grep -i bluetooth and this is what I got (after a sudo service ...
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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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Bluetooth headset connects, but provides no audio input option [duplicate]

I have a bluetooth headset that I would like to use with Skype. It used to work perfectly a few Ubuntu versions ago. Then one day it stopped working, and it seems there were kernel bugs or something. ...
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Apple Magic Mouse 'Successfully connected but doesnt work'

Hi I've just installed 13.04 on my machine (but had the same problem with 12.10). The machine is a 2012 imac 21". When I go to bluetooth settings, the system detects my magic mouse. It will allow me ...
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How can I have a Bluetooth Keyboard Auto-Connect at Startup?

I have a bluetooth keyboard for my HTPC. I pair it with my computer via bluetooth, and it works fine. However, when I turn off the keyboard or my computer, it has to connect again (which requires me ...
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Failed to spawn bluetooth main process: unable to execute: permission denied

I had bluetooth working on Ubuntu 13.10, quite well in fact. However, I recently did some experimenting with QtSixA, a tool which allows syncing of Playstation 3 remotes with Ubuntu over Bluetooth. ...
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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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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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Logitech MX Master Mouse pairs, but won't work

Recently purchased a Logitech MX Master Mouse for use with my Ubuntu desktop and OS X laptop. It pairs completely effortlessly not even a PIN required - but then I can't do anything else with it. ...
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Bluetooth indicator disappears on turning off bluetooth [closed]

Everytime I turn off my bluetooth, the indicator icon in the system tray disappears, as opposed to just greying out as expected. Next time I need to go to the settings select bluetooth to turn it on, ...
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A2DP connection not shown in PulseAudio

I'm trying to pipe the audio ouput to my Belkin Z73 bluetooth receiver but once connected and paired with the key 0000 the receiver doesn't show up in PulseAudio. Furthermore the following command ...
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bluetoothd (BlueZ 5) won't connect with any devices

SOLVED. Edited: see below. I think I've scoured the internet long enough for this issue. It has been asked many times, but none of the solutions work for me. I upgraded to BlueZ 5 because I want to ...
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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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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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Ubuntu how can I send my audio output, to the mobile which is connected using bluetooth?

My mobile running Android which is using bluetooth connected to my Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit. My goal is to have following step: In my Ubuntu desktop I am running music from YouTube Mobile phone is ...
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Do not start bluetooth automaticaly. How to do that? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup? I want that my bluetooth by defautl be turned off. How can I do that? Ubuntu 10.10
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Bluetooth does not detect devices on lenovo with 12.04

I am new to Ubuntu and I am not good at this, but I did a clean install on my Lenovo Z5070 with Ubuntu 12.04 and 3.13 kernel all by myself. My bluetooth can not detect devices, I have tried blueman ...