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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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; ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse doesn't working on Ubuntu 14.04

I bought a brand new Microsoft Arc Touch mouse that uses a Bluetooth SMART (Bluetooth 4.0 BLE for low powered devices). Altough I can get it paired with no problem at first look. It just doesn't ...
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turn on off bluetooth from shell not from applet

Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits, on ELiteBook 8740, gnome desktop with bluetooth-applet shown. I could not figure out how to turn on and off from shell the buetooth and not from the notification bt applet ...
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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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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 to control / disable low level battery on bluetooth mouse

I have a little problem with my Kesington Bluetooth Mouse on Ubuntu 12.10. Ubuntu 12.10 considers my bluetooth mouse battery as a system battery as if it was the main laptop battery (so I have two on ...
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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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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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How can I pair up wiimote plus to my Ubuntu 12.04 machine?

It keeps asking for the PIN, and the option of connecting a device without PIN is not added to Ubuntu for some reason. I know there are things like wiican, but the package is not available for some ...
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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 ...
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Bluetooth keyboard disconnecting

Ubuntu 14.04 I have been having issues with my bluetooth keyboard (Targus Bluetooth Keyboard) disconnecting within ten seconds after I stop typing. Bluetooth Manager still shows the device on the ...
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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 ...
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Intel advanced-N 6235 Saucy not finding any wireless networks / bluetooth devices

I searched the Internet for my problem but did not find exactly the problem I’m facing. I have an Intel NUC with Ubuntu 13.10 installed. Now I added a new PCIE Intel advanced-n 6235 wifi/bluetooth ...
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Bluetooth and card reader not working on Acer Aspire 255

I have installed ubuntu 10.10 on a new aspire d255 with atom N550 with 2.6.37 kernel that i had to install in order to use the inbuilt card reader. There is another issue: I am not able to make ...
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How to share a file on bluetooth with Ubuntu Touch?

I want to share an image file from an Ubuntu phone. I opened the "Gallery" application, then I opened a picture, clicked on the menu and chose "Share". I got a screen to choose from 5 apps: Facebook, ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10: Broadcom 43142 not finding bluetooth devices

I have a Lenovo B590 laptop. The laptop is Ubuntu-certified for Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, so I wasn't expecting any problems. First I tried to get the Broadcom 43142 wifi/bluetooth module working on Ubuntu ...
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Trying to remove Bluetooth, safe to do?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a computer that has 0 Bluetooth support, I wish to remove the options for it so my users don't get confused or frustrated thinking the computer DOES have Bluetooth ...
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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 ...
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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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Receiving Bluetooth Files from Nexus 7

I have successfully paired and connected my Nexus 7 with my Ubuntu 12.04 PC. I have successfully sent files from the PC to my Android device, but when I try to send files from Android to Ubuntu, the ...
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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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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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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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How to set bluetooth to remain disabled after suspend? [closed]

Bluetooth is enabled by default, and I don't want that since I rarely use it and it consumes battery. I know you can enter rfkill block bluetooth in /etc/rc.local, which works upon reboot. But ...
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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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How do you disable Bluetooth from terminal in Ubuntu

How do you disable Bluetooth from terminal in Ubuntu
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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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How do I delete the list of Bluetooth DUN connections?

I have ended up with a huge list of DUN connections, which are duplicates of a single device. Any idea how I should delete them? I looked around in /etc/bluetooth and a few directories in my home ...
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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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Apple bluetooth keyboard (and mouse) issue on Ubuntu 12.10

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 (Dual boot) on an Imac computer (Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750 running OS X Lion). THe bluetooth apple keyboard (and mouse as well) are causing a huge ...
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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 ...