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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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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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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Bluetooth mouse not auto-reconnecting

I have a nice little bluetooth mouse, but there is one problem. When it is not used for awhile (I primarily use keyboard) it turns off. Fine, so I have to turn it back on by pushing the button. But ...
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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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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 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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Ubuntu don'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 can I set up a bluetooth mouse without using a mouse?

I have a Mac Mini with an Apple Magic Mouse bluetooth mouse. In order to set up a bluetooth mouse, though, it looks like you have to use a mouse. Doesn't that completely defeat the purpose? Is there a ...
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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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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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I can get the Apple Magic Mouse to pair, but the mouse stays in discover mode

I've got a Magic Mouse, using an Asus Bluetooth dongle. This is a description of trying it on Natty a few months ago on a Lenovo laptop with Unity, though trying again on Precise on a desktop with ...
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How to set my Bluetooth python script on higher priority than Ubuntu's request?

I have got a Bluetooth Python Server Script on Ubuntu to connect with an incoming request from a Smartphone device. However Ubuntu's Bluetooth is getting the request before my script can react on it. ...
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Install using a Logitech Keyboard and mouse with bluetooth dongle?

I'm trying to install 12.10 on my system, but my mouse and keyboard are not working during installation. I use the Logitech MX5500 Bluetooth mouse+keyboard combo with a Bluetooth dongle. My keyboard ...
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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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How can I determine what codec is being used? [closed]

This forum comment and this superuser answer suggest that the audio compression contributes to loss of quality. I've noticed that music played over my BT setup sometimes pitch bends in ways I don't ...
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Bluetooth adapter not found HP 250 g2 Ubuntu 14.04 lts

On boot there are two messages - Bluetooth: error in firmware loading err = -110, len = 440, size = 4076 and Bluetooth : Loading patch file failed and in the bluetooth settings it says "no ...
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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: Issue ...
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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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Bluetooth detected on 12.04LTS but cannot connect

I'm using a IOGear GBU311 on my desktop with 12.04LTS (I'm on kubuntu). I see the device in the Bluetooth conf. manager. My computer can detect my phone. On my phone (LG P930 with Android 2.3.5) I ...
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Problem with bluetooth in Ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

I am a new user of Ubuntu and I am really fascinated by its performance. Coming to the question, I am facing some problems with the bluetooth connection. When I connect my mobile with the computer ...
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Bluetooth issues with Microsoft 6000 keyboard [closed]

Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit I can't get the keyboard to connect at ALL. I've tried both the default Bluetooth install via the graphical interface and installed bluez-gnome as well. sudo hidd --connect sudo ...
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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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Bluetooth - can't browse files in ubuntu 12.10

I can send files to my phone , but I can't browse the files ... my bluetooth informations : ~$ lsusb | grep Bluetooth Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0a5c:21b4 Broadcom Corp. BCM2070 Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR ...
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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 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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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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How do I connect my Sixaxis Playstation3 controller to my laptop?

I have a Lenovo X61t laptop and I'd like to use a Sony Sixaxis PlayStation 3 bluetooth controller. How can I get the controller to talk to my laptop?
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How to turn On and Off bluetooth visibility mode?

I already turned on my bluetooth by running sudo rfkill unblock bluetooth command on terminal.I want to turn on my blutooth visibility mode also, so that only my device will get detected.All i have to ...
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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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Bluetooth not found on BCM43228

I've got a Broadcom BCM43228 mPCIe card which came with my motherboard (ASUS ROG Maximus V Extreme, can't seem to find a link to what the card is) which is working great for WiFi right now, but I ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 bluetooth is not working [closed]

Blue-tooth is not working it is giving error like GDbus erro... One solution to this i found is to install Blueman from app centre, but then I’ve two blue-tooth icons on indicator, i tried to remove ...
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how to make iphone as a mouse via bluetooth

Ubuntu 12.10, Bluetooth 2.0 I'm looking for a way to use my iphone as a mouse using bluetooth connection. It's already and certainly work when I'm using Mac or Windows. The reason why I want to use ...
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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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Headset Input Setting As Default

I used to be able to use my Arctic P311 bluetooth headset for both, input and output, but now I can't. Well, it works fine as an output device but when I try to set it as a default input device in ...
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Bluetooth not really “turning on” on a Sony Vaio VPCEG

On a Sony Vaio VPCEG, bluetooth is not working properly: The gnome-shell bluetooth indicator (at the main bar) shows the bluetooth is on, but when I try to switch visibility on it simply doesn't ...
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How to share an Internet connection over Bluetooth from the Phone to the PC

I am on vacation and have a phone (N900) with an Internet connection. I have no Internet connection for my laptop. I'd like to connect the phone and laptop over Bluetooth (second choice: per USB ...
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Redirect only Skype audio to Bluetooth?

I have bluetooth headset Nokia BH-104 and bluetooth on my laptop. How can i set, that all sound from skype I can listen on headset, and all other sounds (not from skype) i can listen from laptop?
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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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Bluetooth mouse no longer paired after resuming from suspend since upgrading to 13.10

Since upgrading to 13.10 from 13.04 my mouse no longer connects via bluetooth. In settings it states that the mouse is not paired. Restarting bluetooth with sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart does not ...
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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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Internet connection through Bluetooth PAN profile?

Is there any guide to get Internet connection through Bluetooth PAN profile in Ubuntu? I am using ubuntu 9.04.
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Fixed wireless then bluetooth stopped working

I've tried doing a recovery, deleted unnecessary packages. I'm a bit baffled because after updating the kernel to include the new Intel 7260 driver (to get the wifi working) Bluetooth worked a few ...
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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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How do I get my paired Bluetooth device to work properly and show up in Sound Settings as a profile?

I recently paired a brand new Jabra Halo v2 (Supports: HFA, HSP, a2dp) and although the device pairs with Ubuntu 12.04 (same issue in 11.10) just fine it doesn't show up as a audio device profile ...
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Centrino Advanced-N 6230 and bluetooth wireless problems with Dell XPS 15z

I've been have a lot of problems with getting my wireless to work reliably on my Dell XPS 15z. There's a lot of talk about this on other forums, and it appears to have something to do with the ...