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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Is Bluez (bluetoothd) not sending DBUS method_call SelectConfiguration upon Connection? If so, how do I catch it?

UPDATE : not solved yet, but part of a solution. See below. I am attempting to connect my iPod or other smart device to my laptop (Kubuntu 13.10) via bluetooth and stream a2dp-encoded music to a ...
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Can't enable Bluetooth in 13.10

I've been having a really hard time with this one... I've had my ASUS X301A since last year, solely under Ubuntu 12.04 until recently (a month or so), when I switched to 13.04. More recently, I ...
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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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Can't enable bluetooth because of adapter [closed]

I can't use my Bluetooth with Ubuntu 12.04 64bit . I have installed bluetooth, gnome-bluetooth and blueman packages. But i'm getting No adapter found error. eray@eray-vaio-ubuntu:~$ sudo hciconfig ...
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Bluetooth adapter not recognized on a Dell Inspiron M5010

Ubuntu is not recognising my bluetooth adapter in my laptop (dell inspiron m5010) it has a bluetooth adapter built into the motherboard. I have tried reinstalling bluez, but that has just made my ...
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Unable connect to android phone using bluetooth [closed]

How do I connect my laptop to my HTC Wildfire through bluetooth? The laptop is running xubuntu 11.10, and I have updated Blueman to version 1.23 through their launchpad PPA. The phone is running ...
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Bluetooth Permission Denied (13) error [closed]

After upgrade to Oneiric Ocelot, my Bluetooth is broken. It can recognize the device (my phone) and "Pair" with it (exchange passcodes) but when I try to Send Files to my phone it fails with ...
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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 ...
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Bluetooth not working in12.04 (Dell Inspiron 15R)

I am trying to get my Bluetooth working on Ubuntu 12.04 for my Dell Inspiron 15R Laptop. I have tried installing Blueman, but yet Ubuntu is unable to access my Bluetooth Device. Could anyone help ...
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Manually re-enable wireless and bluetooth

So, today, I decided to turn off bluetooth to save battery power. When I did so, it did everything like normal. Whatever. But whenever I want to re-enable Wifi and Bluetooth, it just has "Enable ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Bluetooth Magic Mouse doesn't pair (No agent available)

Mouse gets discovered. Although, it doesn't pair. /var/log/syslog: Apr 23 10:05:15 xavier bluetoothd[9873]: No agent available for request type 0 Apr 23 10:05:15 xavier bluetoothd[9873]: ...
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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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Pulse Audio Bluetooth card profile not displaying on Ubuntu 12.10

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 and don't see a bluez_card profile on my system: $ pactl list cards short 0 alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1b.0 module-alsa-card.c I tried to load the module as suggested ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Bluetooth not working

I updated from Ubuntu 12.04 lts to 14.04 lts. Now, I can send files to my phone from PC but the reverse is not possible. There's a small lock sign subscripting the bluetooth icon in menu bar. Does ...
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Updating a rules file so it won't be overwritten on update

Due to current issues with Logitech Bluetooth devices, I need to update the /lib/udev/rules.d/70-hid2hci.rules file. A few weeks ago, an update overwrote this file (with an attempted fix that ...
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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 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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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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Bluetooth not working properly once restarted via hardware switch

I usually switch off my bluetooth to conserve the charge while working. But when I want to use bluetooth again and I switch on the bluetooth back on its not showing available devices like my phone ...
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Switch between speaker, Bluetooth stereo, Bluetooth mono

Using a bluetooth headset that does Stereo (out only), mono (in / out) and speakers. Switching between the 3 is a lot of clicks. What I want to do: - run Stereo either on Speaker or headset - when I ...
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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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Unable To Enable Bluetooth on a Dell N4110

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10. When I turn on Bluetooth and go into 'Preferences' I am unable to move the slider to 'On'. It just slides back to off. Screenshot: I installed Blueman Bluetooth Manager ...
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Can't control bluetooth in Saucy

I can't get bluetooth on my laptop to work properly in Ubuntu 13.10. There is no bluetooth indicator visible, but indicator-bluetooth is installed The bluetooth control panel is greyed out, with the ...
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Logitech K760 failing to pair. Ubuntu 13.04

Just finished installing 13.04 on a 5,1 macbook pro. Everything was recognized and am VERY pleased with the OS. I would like to pair my bluetooth keyboard but I am getting fail messages. I'd ...
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Cannot turn off bluetooth in Kubuntu 13.04

I have installed a fresh copy of Kubuntu 13.04. In it I could access bluetooth, wireless without any trouble. But I could not turn this off by just pressing the network button on the keyboard. It is ...
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Make PC w/ Bluetooth fake Keyboard + mouse for other computer?

Is there a way to have my PC talk to my laptop and have it send Keyboard commands?
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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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No Bluetooth adapter is present

I've a Sony Vaio VPCEH1S0E and I've got a problem with Bluetooth. My Bluetooth applet is running but there's no way to configure my Bluetooth device because Ubuntu says that "no adapter is present". ...
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Where can I see a list of supported bluetooth drivers?

Where can I see a list of supported bluetooth drivers?
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How to detect Bluetooth, without rebooting

I have an external bluetooth adapter, it works if I attach it before booting, but if I connect it afterwards it fails to detect any device. Is there any command to scan for and detect devices?
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permanently disable bluetooth

I simply don't use bluetooth. Since it can be a security risk and also drains the battery I would like to keep it deactivated. I quickly found the option to turn it off in the settings menu, but the ...
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Installing Bluez in Python3

How do I install bluetooth/bluez modules into python3? In Python2 I'm able to import bluetooth and utilize it but in Python3 I have no such luck. How can I import bluetooth modules in python3?
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How do I add more than one command to /etc/rc.local?

I want to add two power saving commands to /etc/rc.local file. This to disable Bluetooth: rfkill block bluetooth And this to reduce screen brightness: echo 3024 > ...
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Bluetooth connection works but Preferences shows not connected

My Nokia N810 is Bluetooth paired with Ubuntu desktop and successfully transfers files. The Ubuntu Bluetooth indicator shows the N810. When I bring up Bluetooth Preferences it shows desktop ...
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Does Ubuntu support Bluetooth 3.0?

I am running 11.10 on my Thinkpad E420, and it has integrated Bluetooth 3.0, yet when I use my Plantronics Backbeat 903+ (which uses Bluetooth 2.1) I get terribly inconsistent audio with many complete ...
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Cannot type with Apple Bluetooth Keyboard

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on my iMac, but I cannot type anything in the Who Are You? stage. Is there a way to fix this. I don't own a USB keyboard, so I'm kind of stuck.
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ps3 bluetooth remote connected as linux input device has only one event type on 13.10

I'm trying to setup my Harmony Smart Control as a PS3 Bluetooth Remote Control (it pretends to be this remote) under Ubuntu 13.10 (latest kernel and updates installed). My bluetooth dongle wouldn't ...
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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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Can I use a .settings file for my Ubuntu Touch application?

Can I use a .settings file for my Ubuntu Touch application? Or isn't that allowed? If yes, where should I store it? I'm developing an app that creates files for usage in my app. Should I use XML for ...
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Does Ubuntu have support for the Apt-X codec for bluetooth audio?

I cant find any confirmation anywhere. Does anyone know? If it is not supported, is support planned?
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Bluetooth not working on an Alienware m14x r2

on my alienware m14x r2 laptop with ubuntu 12.04.1 x64, the bluetooth interface is not working. WLAN works fine. I have a dualboot install with ubuntu & win 7 on this laptop. In win 7, the ...
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Is there any way to see data coming from bluetooth?

Is there any way I can see the data being transfered to my PC Bluetooth from my Android device ? Something like a Bluetooth Terminal in Android but in Ubuntu. I am sending Strings and some simple data ...
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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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System starts up slowly with errors including bluetooth timeout

I have tried several solutions posted in the possible duplicate, but It does not work for me for the bluetooth timeout part, and my system have more problems than that. See details at the end of this ...
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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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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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blutooth always on after reboot

I don't use bluetooth on my laptop. But my Ubuntu installation doesn't remember my preference to switch-off bluetooth. After rebooting, Blutooth is again switched on. What is the reason? What is the ...
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13.04 Logitech bluetooth speaker adapter pairing but no mixer output

I had to change [General] Enable = Socket in /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf to get it to pair. But now that they are I don't get an output in pavucontrol. D: [pulseaudio] bluetooth-util.c: Registering ...
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Bluetooth mouse lags and eventually disconnects

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10. I have a bluetooth mouse (Adesso iMouse S100). Initially, the mouse works fine, but after a few minutes, it starts to lag a lot and it eventually disconnects. And ...
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play audio through bluetooth speakers in 12.04 using CLI

I have gone through the whole gamut of trials with setting up playing audio through bluetooth and have not been able to make it work reliably (i.e., got it to work one time, and has not worked after ...