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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Broadcom Bluetooth device remains undetected (BCM2046, WIDCOMM )

lspci output : Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01) lsusb output : Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth) rfkill list ...
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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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How to use a computer as a bluetooth headset?

I have very little bluetooth expertize. All I want to do is to occasionally be able to use my computer's speakers and microphone for phone conversations. I don't want to use a bluetooth headset. All ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS bluetooth does not function, can not establish an Audio Sink connection

I have tried remedies describe in questions relating to "No A2DP streaming audio to Bluetooth headsets" on various Ubuntu version. NONE worked. After following re-loading of bluez and pulseaudio ...
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XUbuntu 14.04 - Logitech Mini Boombox Speaker Fails to Connect/stream sound over bluetooth

Installed Xubuntu 14.04 today and again unable to get Logitech Mini Boombox to connect via bluetooth in Linux. I have had the same problem in different versions of Linux distro's and and have tried ...
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Bluetooth Support for Yoga 11s in ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed 14.04 LTS on my lenovo yoga 11s. I was wondering if there is/will be bluetooth support on this machine. As it stands, the bluetooth tab in the system settings shows the swtich, ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I avoid having to pair my bluetooth mouse all the time?

I am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8. I have a Microsoft bluetooth mouse. It is working properly in both OSes but I have to pair every time when I switch OS. Is there any way to use the bluetooth ...
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How do I pair with a bluetooth mouse via a USB dongle?

I have a Microsoft Sculpt Touch bluetooth mouse, and a bluetooth/USB dongle. I have tried to pair with the mouse by going to System Settings > Bluetooth and clicking on the "+" button to add a ...
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Bluetooth can't find any other device

I'm using Acer Aspire One 725 netbook with ubuntu 12.04. When I try to set up a device my Laptops bluetooth can't find any other device. The buletooth searching wizard is just searching for a new ...
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Bluetooth is not working in Ubuntu 12.10

I have a Sony Vaio VPCEH35EN and yesterday I installed Ubuntu 12.10. Bluetooth is not working, can anyone help me please?
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Dell Vostro 3560 bluetooth doesn't work

I installed the wireless driver using this instruction How do I install BCM43142 wireless drivers for Dell Vostro 3460/3560 and I have WiFi working. No problems here. But unfortunately the bluetooth ...
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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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Impossible to enable bluetooth on an Acer Aspire One 756-877

I just installed 12.04 (dual-boot, kept Windows just in case) on my new Acer Aspire One 756-877. As soon as I installed it, I also installed the Broadcom driver, since Wi-Fi wasn't working, and that ...
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Samsung Corby 2 bluetooth 3.0 can't reconnect, “permission error 13” [closed]

Samsung corby 2 Bluetooth 3.0 profile my phone has problem with reconnecting mobile broadband connection using bluetooth. when i connect to my mobile broadband connection profile in ubuntu, and when ...
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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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How to enable bluetooth when there is no hardware switch [duplicate]

My laptop Thinkpad Edge e320 got out of standby with bluetooth and wireless disabled. WiFi got enabled normally in unity but bluetooth says that "bluetooth is disabled by hardware switch". There is ...
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Bluetooth not working correctly - cannot browse cel. phone [closed]

Another issue I found in Ubuntu 11.10 - bluetooth works improperly: I cannot browse the files on my cellular phone. in /var/syslog I see: Laptop obex-data-server: sdp_extract_seqtype: Unexpected ...
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Bluetooth is not working properly on a Dell XPS 15 [closed]

I have Dell laptop (xps 15-sandy-bridge). I was using Ubuntu 11.04 and the Bluetooth was working properly. However, once I installed Ubuntu 11.10 the Bluetooth my laptop can detect Bluetooth devices ...
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How do I set my bluetooth keyboard's layout setting? [closed]

I have upgraded to 11.10 and I have a HP Mini 2140 with a swiss layout keyboard. I could set that on the system setting and for the keyboard I have no problems. But I also use a Logitech DiNovo Edge ...
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Bluetooth doesn't start up properly when I start up

Basically, Bluetooth via my USB dongle doesn't work until after I manually /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart a few times. Is there a way to have it start automagically so I don't have to do this each and ...
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Nokia paired via bluetooth AND windows after reboot — possible? [closed]

My Nokia phone (5800) works well with Ubuntu after bluetooth pairing. When I reboot to Windows (seven, in my case), it doesn't — I have to remove it from 'Paired bluetooth devices' and then add again. ...
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How to assign a serial port to my bluetooth phone?

I used hcitool scan to get the MAC address of my phone. Then I used sdbtool browse to find the channel of the "Serial Port" service. I put this information into /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf and this ...
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What is causing my Intel 7260 bluetooth device to disconnect when I unblock it with rfkill?

SOLUTION: The problem appears to be that the Bluetooth module does not work well with xHCI in Linux. There is a BIOS setting labeled "XHCI PRE-BOOT MODE", which must be set to "Disabled". If it is ...
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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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ubuntu 12.04 kernel upgrade to 3.10

After reviewing many guides about kernel upgrades - and even following a tip from: http://syntaxionist.rogerhub.com/ubuntu-on-the-lenovo-thinkpad-x230.html to upgrade the kernel of Ubuntu 12.04 to ...
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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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Ralink Bluetooth not working in Ubuntu 13.04

My Bluetooth is not working in Ubuntu 13.04. I am unable to turn it on and also, Bluetooth icon doesn't show up in the top bar. I asked about this on #ubuntu IRC and they said that I am missing the ...
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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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Problems with my Bluetooth indicator [closed]

I have a weird behavior of my Bluetooth indicator, which does not allow me to use my Bluetooth device. When I plug-in my Trendnet TBW-107UB in my Acer Extensa 5635 with Ubuntu 11.04, the indicator ...
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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 to change keyboard layout?

I'm on ubuntu 12.04. Recently I bought a cheap apple style bluetooth keyboard. It pairs OK. I paired it with the current 102 key still attached. Anyway I noticed that the character mapping is ...
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Why is my bluetooth connection always failing? [closed]

I have a bluetooth headset that has been working fine for about a year. Recently it has been failing, and I believe the time it has been problematic coincides with upgrading to 12.04. The device ...
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How do I remove Mobile Broadband connections that don't appear under “Edit Connections…”?

When I first tried to use my mobile to connect to the internet, I created a Mobile Broadband connection. I did this by opening Bluetooth > Preferences and ticking "Access the Internet using your ...
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How do I show blueproximity's icon in the panel?

I just upgraded to Natty and am getting used to the new interface. I depend on blue proximity for locking my desktop when I leave my office. After upgrade I no longer see the icon in the panel area. ...