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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How to prevent a Bluetooth headset to autoconnect without disabling Bluetooth?

I have Xubuntu 14.10, with the package pulseaudio-module-bluetooth installed, which works fine with my Bluetooth headset. I find annoying though, that the headset is automatically connected to the ...
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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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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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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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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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Automatically switch sound output device to Bluetooth headset & force to A2DP profile on connection

My bluetooth headset (Plantronics Backbeat Go2) is connected just fine with my system, but there are several manual steps I have to take to make this work that I would very much like to have ...
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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 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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Ubuntu 14.04 Bluetooth adapter not found

I have multi-booted Ubuntu 14.04 alongside the pre-installed Windows 8.1 on my uefi-enabled HP Envy 15 Notebook. My WLAN card is a combo card, Ralink3290. The problem is that my wifi works just fine ...
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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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How to I connect a raw serial terminal to a bluetooth connection?

I'm trying to connect to a Totalstation that doesn't offer bluetooth drivers. As I am doing this for purely diagnostic reasons, I'd like to see the raw output from the established serial connection. ...
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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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Check bluez version on Ubuntu 12.04

I am using 12.04 on my machine. I want to check which version of bluez right now my machine using. How to check that.
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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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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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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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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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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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Issues with Bluetooth Connections in 11.10

I'm having a couple of issues that I did not have in 11.04 or 10.10. The first issue involves connecting to my bluetooth headset. I am able to successfully pair and connect to my Samsung headset for ...
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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 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 to make aptX-capable Bluetooth equipment work with Ubuntu?

I have an aptX-capable headset and I want to use it to play music with the highest possible audio quality the headset can technically provide in Ubuntu. How can I do that? While A2DP supports a lot ...
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Make bluetooth disabled by default [duplicate]

each time I open Ubuntu I have to turnoff bluetooth function from the top panel. my questions is that is there any method to make it disabled by default?
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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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Is there any way to check the battery percentage of Apple wireless peripherals?

I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard and a Magic Trackpad, and I was wondering if there is a way to monitor the battery life remaining/percentage like there is in OSX.
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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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How to turn off bluetooth? [duplicate]

I want to turn off bluetooth. It seems to be turned off already, but every boot it appears at the panel again. Here is how it looks at Settings.
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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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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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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 audio device connected but not showing up in audio devices

Ubuntu 15.04 Dell XPS-13 I can connect my audio devices via Bluetooth, but I can not use them as they don't show up in sounds settings as an output option (or input option). How do I fix this?
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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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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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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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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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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 ...