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 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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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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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 work....
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How to setup Dual Shock 4 controller with Ubuntu 13.10?

I got my first ever NAS box with Ubuntu, installed Steam and got invited to the game streaming beta! In order to improve the experience I got a dual shock 4 controller. I know it's possible to play ...
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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 cable)...
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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 not working on BCM43142 on 14.10

I have an issue on a Dell Vostro 3560 with a BCM43142 where the Bluetooth doesn't work even with the proprietary drivers installed. The WiFi works just fine. I'm running a fresh installation of Ubuntu ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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a2dp bluetooth problem on 14.04

I have a pair of Bose AE2w headphones that initially connect fine with Bluetooth on 14.04. I can select the headphones and choose A2DP output, and everything works. If the connection times out due ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What combination of bluetooth mouse and keyboard work ok with the BQ M10 tablet? [closed]

Can we create a list of devices known to work with the M10 tablet that other users can take as reference when they want to buy a kit for themselves?
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pavucontrol doesn't show Bluetooth headset

I'm trying to use an LG HBS700 Bluetooth headset with my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon running Xubuntu 12.10). I'm able to successfully connect the headset using the Blueman program, but when I go ...
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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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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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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 it'...
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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. ...
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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 ...