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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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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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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Why do I only hear sound from the speakers with A2DP headset connected?

I have a Sennheiser MM100 bluetooth stereo headset (using A2DP) I'd like to use on my Lubuntu machine. The headset works fine with my phone. Please note that unlike all other Ubuntu flavours, Lubuntu ...
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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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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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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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RTL8723BE Bluetooth does not work

I am unable to find any bluetooth devices. I was able to fix it by using this, but since the Ubuntu kernel update this fix has stopped working. 02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., ...
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Make bluetooth disabled by default

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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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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Disabling Auto Enable Bluetooth [duplicate]

I use a 13.04 system. Whenever the system boots up, the Bluetooth button is by default ON..Every time i have to manually disable it.Is there any way to disable this?
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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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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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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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How to setup bluetooth tethering with iPhone? [closed]

How do I use my iPhone as a wireless internet source using Bluetooth?
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Bluetooth Broadcom 43142 isn't working on ubuntu 15.04

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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Failed to spawn bluetooth main process: unable to execute: permission denied

I had bluetooth working on Ubuntu 13.10, quite well in fact. However, I recently did some experimenting with QtSixA, a tool which allows syncing of Playstation 3 remotes with Ubuntu over Bluetooth. ...
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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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Get the Bluetooth Audio Sink working with Kubuntu 13.10 and Bose Mini Soundlink

I'm using Kubuntu 13.10 with a Bose Mini Soundlink. I have no issue discovering, pairing and trusting the external speaker. On the contrary, I'm having great troubles in streaming the sound from 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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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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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 get bluetooth working on Macbook Pro 6.2

Has anyone figured out how to get bluetooth working on a Macbook Pro 6,2 under Ubuntu 10.10?
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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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Why won't my Bluetooth keyboard pair with my desktop?

I have a Microsoft Wedge Bluetooth keyboard and no matter what I do, it won't pair with my ASUS BT400 USB Bluetooth adapter. Using bluetooth-wizard, I can discover the keyboard: When I select it ...
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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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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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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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H800 Logitech headphones not working properly

So, I bought these headphones, and I'm trying to use it with Ubuntu. Using it to listen to music (A2DP profile) works perfectly. However, when I try to use them with Skype, Google Hangouts, or ...
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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 connection - will not auto pair/reconnect to audio device

I am using Bluetooth 4.99 & bluez. My audio device is paired successfully. However, on the second attempt to connect there is no auto pairing. I have to issue: bluez-test-audio connect ...
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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 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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Bluetooth Manager Tools

What bluetooth tools are available in Ubuntu to configure a bluetooth device. For example changing the frequency it uses, detecting and showing all bluetooth devices connected to the PC and any other ...
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How to pair external bluetooth keyboard to ubuntu touch BQ phone

How do I pair external bluetooth keyboard to ubuntu touch phone (Aquaris by BQ) build r22? Behaviour: Keyboard is recognised by bluetooth manager, but button is & stays grey unable to pair. ...
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Ralink RT3290 Bluetooth drivers (14.04)

So, has anybody gotten the RA3290 Bluetooth adapter working [for 14.04]? I've seen plenty of posts here, and tried all of them, and nothing works. Interestingly enough, I had the damn thing working ...
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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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Complete removal of all bluetooth related packages

I have a poorly powered netbook and I would like to safely "trim the fat" from my 14.04 install. What I'm looking to do is remove all traces of bluetoothd (a service that does not seem to want to ...
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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 ...