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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ralink RT 3290 Bluetooth Problem on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and everything is working good except the Bluetooth. I have Ralink 3290 Bluetooth. tried to install the driver using the method described here. The code is not ...
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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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Boot to Windows option? Similar to bootcamp [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I “reboot into” the non-default operating system in a dual-boot configuration? I'm using a wireless keyboard via bluetooth and therefore cannot use ...
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Acer Aspire 5740 (model MS2286), do I have bluetooth?

I have an Acer Aspire 5740 laptop and it has a hardware button for enabling and disabling bluetooth next to the button for toggling wifi. But when I go to System->Preferences->Bluetooth it says "No ...
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Remote Control Desktop over Bluetooth

Is there a way to control my Ubuntu Desktop (13.10) remotely over Bluetooth, with my Android 4.4 device?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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After 13.10 update bluetooth will not turn on

Just as the title states my bluetooth worked fine until the 13.10 update. It will not turn on at all. My bluetooth keyboard with a separate adapter works though. Wifi works as well. I don't really ...
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Turn Airplane Mode on/off via terminal

What is the terminal command to turn Airplane Mode on/off in Ubuntu? Is it simply sudo rfkill block all and sudo rfkill unblock all? I know that this will disable all wireless modules in the ...
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When a Bluetooth audio device auto-connects volume settings won't work until I manually select it

I have an Asus UX32VD running 12.10 and for audio I'm using a Big Jambox. They're paired and connect quickly every time. It also correctly directs audio to the Jambox every time it connects. The ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Bluetooth Mouse issue

First of all, everything works normally on the same computer with Windows 8.1. If I connect the mouse to Ubuntu 13.10 manually (pressing special button on the device), it enables and works properly. ...
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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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Accidentally disabled my Samsung HM1200 bluetooth headset and can't enable it again

So I was setting up my bluetooth headset to my Ubuntu 12.10 desktop just for kicks, and I made a mistake. In Sound Settings under the Output tab, I changed the "Mode:" to "off". The headset has now ...
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Autoconnecting to bluetooth device on startup and autochanging audio output

I use ubuntu 12.10 64 bit. Every time I turn my computer on, I have to manually connect to my bluetooth speakers and change audio output to bluetooth device. I've found this question: Autoconnecting ...
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Bluetooth suddenly stopped working

I booted up my computer yesterday and found I couldn't discover new bluetooth devices.. It works fine when booting into Windows, so I know my radio didn't die. I'm using a VIZIO CT15-A5 laptop... ...
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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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Android device connects to my computer, but doesn't play audio over Bluetooth

I turn on Bluetooth on both my devices and open up Music on my Android. I select a song to play, press the menu button, and tap "Via Bluetooth": I tap on my computer in the "Bluetooth Device ...
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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 Sony VIAO to connect to Bluetooth devices?

I am on a Sony VIAO E-series, it is Brand new, so I am still setting things up, and learning to use Ubuntu for the first time. I am dual booting Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04, but I indend to mostly use ...
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Why can't my pc and iPhone find each other via Bluetooth?

I've got Bluetooth enabled on both the computer and the iPhone, and both devices can see my Bluetooth headset so this confirms that Bluetooth itself works. But when I let either device look for other ...