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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Headset stopped working in A2DP mode

My machine is running Ubuntu 14.04 3.13.0-29-generic #53-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jun 4 21:00:20 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux and my bluetooth headset that has been working in A2DP mode since I ...
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Python playback can't chose Bluetooth device in Volume Control

Using Radio Tray in Xubuntu 15.10. Outputs fine to headphone jack on the computer. But when I try to change the output to the bluetooth device (Philips Fidelio) in the pulseaudio Volume Control, ...
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Bluetooth Visibility

Along to what is written here, I tried wrote sudo hciconfig hci0 piscan, and got this line: Can't set scan mode on hci0: Network is down (100) (and rfkill shows that bluetooth isn't blocked) ...
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Jaybird Bluebuds x - Bluetooth does not work

I've had my Bluebuds x for a while now, but they suddenly stopped connecting to any device, seems like Bluetooth is not working. I've already reset it, but it doesn't work. I can hear it saying "power ...
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Where to submit a Bug-Report regarding a Bluetooth issue?

I have found a bug at my UbuntuTouch phone but I dont know where so submit... Of course I searched on launchpad, but I cannot find the right place where to put the bug report. Here is my bug ...
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14.04 Bluetooth Speaker Automatically Switches from A2DP to Telephony Duplex

I have a Bluetooth speaker, I originally paired it with my Ubuntu 14.04 machine and mistakenly had the curiosity to see if I could change equalizer settings by installing pulseaudio-equalizer. When I ...
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BQ aquaris 4.5 bluetooth can't connect

I have phone BQ Aquaris 4.5 Ubuntu edition and have problem with Bluetooth. It can't connect to any thing. I tried: Bluetooth keyboard Microsoft wedge - it doesn't show pin code. Bluetooth mouse ...
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how to unlock bluetooth service in Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

After installing ubuntu 15.10 i have some problems with bluetooth file sharing:my PC has established BT connection to Samsung phone and I can send files from my PC to phone, but can't do it otherwise. ...
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SOLVED - Microsoft Designer Mouse not connecting to Ubuntu 15.10

I've just bought a Microsoft designer mouse which uses bluetooth to connect rather than a dongle, but for some reason my laptop simply won't recognise the device. Pairing the devices didn't work via ...
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How do I connect bluez-alsa to an audio device?

It works with pulseaudio so I know it works, generally speaking. I need it to work with bluez-alsa so that I can use it with WINE to play video games with a bluetooth headset. :-) bluez-alsa is ...
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How to send files from Android to Ubuntu over Bluetooth? [duplicate]

How to send files from Android to Ubuntu over Bluetooth?
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How should BlueZ 5 be installed?

I'm trying to get a bluetooth keyboard paired via terminal in Ubuntu Touch (see here for more details). For this purpose, I need the executable bluetoothctl, which appears to be provided by BlueZ 5 ...
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How to use the bluetooth answer button for SIP phone software?

Is there a way or software to use the answer button of a bluetooth headset to end SIP calls on Ubuntu? For example, how could I configure Linphone to answer calls on a press of the answer button? ...
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My Bluetooth problem

I had a friend who Bluetooth me a website, but I can't seem to find it. I have checked my documents, videos, pictures and download section. Any suggestions where it might be?
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connect two bluetooth devices at once

I have a bluetooth speaker and a bluetooth mouse.. When I connect the mouse the speaker will start stuttering. Is this normal? How should I debug this? Please advise and I will update this with ...
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Can I connect Ubuntu to Bluetooth Speaker?

Can I stream music from my Ubuntu laptop to a JBL Pulse2 bluetooth speaker? Ubuntu's listing of bluetooth devices shows my phone, but doesn't find the speaker. I got my android phone to work with the ...
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Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Bluetooth Car phone

I can pair my Meizu Mx4 ubuntu edition (OTA-8.5) with my handfree car system (Mazda 6). It connects and seems to be fine, but when I make a phone call after 5 minutes it disconnects (with a crushing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Bluez5 Broadcom BCM20702A0

So I recently upgraded to Bluez5 by building the package from source via these instructions: How to upgrade to the latest BlueZ version on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? However now upon boot I get the following ...
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Forcing Ubuntu 14.04 to use a USB keyboard at boot

Had a water accident with my wired Apple keyboard this weekend. The Apple store has no more of the wired keyboards so I brought home a wireless. 14.04 is running on an Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mk 1. ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad 100 - Issue with Bluetooth (Bus 002 Device 002: ID 258a:1005 )

I'm trying to find out why bluetooth search doesn't work. I've followed this tutorial steps here but dmesg did not give me a message such as "can't load firmware, may not work correctly" Note: wifi ...
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No sound on X3 wireless speaker

I have recently bought a Sony SRS-X3 wireless speaker. I'm using Kubuntu 15.10, I can pair the device, but the sound doesn't come out of the speakers. I don't know why. Any guideline?
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Can't hear over Bluetooth headset

On my ubuntu phone when connected to Bluetooth headset or "hands free" in the car at the time of the call I can't hear the caller and he cannot hear me (The device successfully mated). I tried to ...
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How to fix Bluetooth “Connection” switch greyed out?

I am not able to connect to any Bluetooth device. The below "Connection" switch is greyed out for any kind of Bluetooth device. All of them work in connection with my Android device (i.e. the ...
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Bluetooth non working under Ubuntu 14.04

I can turn on bluetooth and searh for devices but it can't find any bluetooth devices are turned on. How can it be solved? I use this version of ubuntu: LSB Version: ...
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Bluetooth problem for file sharing

I got struct with bluetooth. But I can't configure it means I can enable the bluetooth but it's not highlighting the show device or send file to device etc.
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How can I fix my Bluetooth Settings?

I paired up my Galaxy S3 (running Android Kit-Kat) to my laptop running Ubuntu, and my phone seems to think that Ubuntu is a Bluetooth speaker. It works as a bluetooth speaker mind you, but I need to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 problems with Bluetooth [105b:e065] on Lenovo laptop

i have ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo G500. I don't know why, but when I activate bluetooth in the control panel or in blueman nothing happen. Help me please, TY! Sry for duplicate question, I'm newbee in ...
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Bluetooth stopped working after restart on Lenovo Thinkpad e320 (15.10)

Previoulsy I got bluetooth to work with the instructions in this post: How to enable hard-blocked bluetooth in Thinkpad Edge 320: echo options thinkpad_acpi dbg_bluetoothemul=1 bluetooth_state=1 | ...
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Enable bluetooth Lenovo t430s kubuntu 14.04

I am trying to enable bluetooth on my t430s; however, the adapter doesn't show up. As root, I have tried echo 1 > /sys/devices/platform/thinkpad_acpi/bluetooth_enable however, I get a message ...
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Lenovo Compact Bluetooth keyboard stopped connecting ubuntu 15.10

A couple of weeks ago I upgraded from 15.04 to 15.10 and noticed that my bluetooth gear started to disconnect and reconnect randomly, sometimes while I was writing (keyboard) and sometimes when just ...
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Simplest way to get Bluetooth USB Dongle to show up in Ubuntu Guest in VirtualBox

I was finally able to get this to work. I am using VirtualBox 5.0.10. My host is a Mac running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and my Guest is running Ubuntu 12.0.4 (which is the exact version specified by an ...
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Bluetooth drops intermittently 15.10 Ubuntu Gnome

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 on a Lenovo ThinkPad T450 with an aluminium Bluetooth Apple Keyboard and Apple Magic Trackpad. Both work as expected, however I tend to lose connection from one or the ...
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How to pair Wiimote in Ubuntu 15.10?

there are other posts about the Wiimote pairing, but none of the answers helped me, most of them are form ubuntu 12.10 and ubuntu 10.04 soe they are pretty old. the question is that Wiimote should be ...
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Audio not working with Phillips SHB5500 Bluetooth headset

Hello fellow Ubuntuners! I have recently purchased said headset and went through the very simple process of pairing my computer with it. Although I managed to pair the headset with the computer I ...
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How to use mouse via Bluetooth?

I try to use a common Bluetooth mouse, Microsoft Sculpt Comfort, but Bluetooth is disconnected after a few minutes of inactivity. I installed blueman, but there was a conflict between blueman and ...
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it is possible to connect apple bluetooth keyboard with ubuntu

I am had ubuntu 15.04 and I am using apple wired keyboard, but I want to change it with apple Bluetooth keyboard, it is possible to connect it? if so, which Bluetooth adapter do you suggest for this ...
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How to get the name of internal bluetooth adapter

How can I get to know the name of my laptops internal Bluetooth adapter? lsusb | grep Bluetooth shows nothing, but I can use it and it's working.
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BT keyboard problem

I just bought a bluetooth keyboard (Caseflex). I managed to pair it properly with my Android phone and it works fine. However, when trying to pair it with my Ubuntu 14.04 I get a problem. The problem ...
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Bluetooth device is fails connection before pairing is confirmed

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to pair the device to a android device it fails to pair although the pairing request appears on the screen after it fails to pair. Can anyone please help? Thank you ...
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Broadcom bluetooth adapter is not recongnized (0a5c:2045)

I cannot find the corresponding windows hex file too for 0a5c:2045 to try this solution : https://github.com/advancingu/XPS13Linux/issues/1 As requested the log of lspci -knn | grep Net -A2; lsusb: ...
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Bluetooth can't be enabled after hibernation(using terminal to hibernate) Ubuntu 15.04

Bluetooth can't be enabled. It was working perfectly until I "hibernate" the laptop using the terminal. I was on Ubuntu 15.04 and my laptop is an Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro: Core i7 Nvidia GTX 860M. RAM ...
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Bluetooth does not show devices on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

lspci -knn | grep Net -A2; 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:804a] Kernel driver ...
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can't find another device

just test in a directory compiler of bluetooth. mouc@Defender:/usr/bin$ ./bluetooth-wizard (bluetooth-wizard:3682): Bluetooth-WARNING **: Can't open the plugins dir: Error opening directory ...
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Bluetooth manager adds gamepad to xinput Virtual Core Pointer every time I connect it on Xubuntu 15.04

I've had success on my previous version of Xubuntu (14.04) adding a Wii U Pro Controller simply using by using the bluetooth manager and selecting "Proceed without pairing" -> "Device successfully ...
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Help troubleshooting my bluetooth

I think Bluetooth on this machine works, at least the hardware does. I've seen it function briefly once so that implies it might function longer than just a few seconds. I had this problem but was ...
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Laptop Lenovo G510 bluetooth doesn't work Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

i am totally new in Linux. I'm trying to find out how to get the bluetooth activated. I have searched so far in the web but no solution works. Please tell me what commands I should provide so you ...
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Ubuntu won't accept files over bluetooth, i have tried changing settings in personal file sharing

When i want to send a file from my nexus 7 (android 6.0) it fails to send the file, and my nexus 7 says the transfer is forbidden by the target device. I can send files, but not receive them. I have ...
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How can a Bluetooth keyboard that requires a code entry be paired in the terminal?

I have a Bluetooth ThinkPad 2 Tablet keyboard that I want to pair with my Ubuntu Touch Aquaris E4.5. Due to GUI limitations, I want to try to do this in the terminal. I'm hoping that the process'll be ...
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bluetooth not finding devices nor being detected

I am a linux newbie. I am using ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to use bluetooth on the laptop however The bluetooth manager is not detecting any devices. When i try to look for my device from the phone, it ...
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hci over virtual COM port?

So, I recently bought a bluegiga BLED112 bluetooth adapter, thinking that I would be able to stream audio to my speaker via this adapter. It turns out, however, that this adapter doesn't support HCI. ...