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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I want to send audio via bluetooth to an android phone - kubuntu 14.04

There are a number of items that I found during the search, like: Ubuntu how can I send my audio output, to the mobile which is connected using bluetooth? There is an answer with +100, stating that ...
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Sound from bluetooth speaker seems to freeze often and is out of sync with the video

Computer Model: Dell Inspiron N5050 (laptop). Version of Ubuntu: Have checked in Ubuntu 13.10 and 13.04 Model of Bluetooth speaker: Bose Soundlink mini bluetooth speaker Description of issue: ...
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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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Why do I have 2 Bluetooth Icons on my panel?

Im not sure I should be reporting this as a bug as it may have been something I have have done to cause this. I have duplicate icons on my Panel for bluetooth and would like to remove them both. ...
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How to get Bose Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Working

I've been struggling now for hours to setup my Bluetooth Audio connection to Bose Soundlink Mini. I can add the device and pair it but when I try to connect via GUI it always disconnects automatically....
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Stream audio to mobile device

I'd like to stream the audio from Ubuntu 10.10 to my HTC Desire HD (Android 2.2). I've seen solutions so far for streaming from audio players, but I'd like to stream any audio output from the PC to ...
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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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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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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 on,...
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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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16.04 Can't use bluetooth A2DP headphones, pairs but does not connect. Logs inside

First of, I have tried following both of these: https://vilimpoc.org/blog/2016/04/30/ubuntu-16-04-bluetooth-speakers/ and PulseAudio can not load bluetooth module 15.10/16.04 When I try to connect my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I use the DUALSHOCK 4 with Ubuntu 14.10?

Quite simply, how do I setup, configure and use the Sony DUALSHOCK 4 controller with Ubuntu 14.10 ("Utopic Unicorn")? I remember the Linux kernel was updated a while back to add native support... ...
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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 functioning,...
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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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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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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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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 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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Is Ubuntu Compatible with Bluetooth 4.0?

I recently purchased a Bluetooth 4.0 adaptor for my laptop. Bluetooth 2.1 was recognised instantly, but Bluetooth 4.0 is not recognised. Is there a fix for this, or is Ubuntu not compatible with ...
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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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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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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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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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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: https://bugs.launchpad....
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What is causing my Intel 7260 bluetooth device to disconnect when I unblock it with rfkill?

SOLUTION: The problem appears to be that the Bluetooth module does not work well with xHCI in Linux. There is a BIOS setting labeled "XHCI PRE-BOOT MODE", which must be set to "Disabled". If it is ...
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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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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; ...