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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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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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 run a script when a Bluetooth device connects?

I'd like to start my music player (Clementine) when my bluetooth headset connects to my computer. How do I detect the bluetooth device connecting so I can run a script to start the player?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A2DP connection not shown in PulseAudio

I'm trying to pipe the audio ouput to my Belkin Z73 bluetooth receiver but once connected and paired with the key 0000 the receiver doesn't show up in PulseAudio. Furthermore the following command ...
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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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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 device paired and connected (no sound)

I've got a Bluetooth headset which works great in both Windows 8 and Android 4.2 however on Ubuntu (13.10) it just doesn't seem to work. I installed Blueman, it paired and connected successfully when ...
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How can I get the A2DP output option and the input working again?

I have a bluetooth headset which works perfectly on Ubuntu 13.04. Now I update to 13.10, and here is what's happing: After installing blueman, bluetooth-suport, pulseaudio-module-bluetooth and so ...
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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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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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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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No sound from bluetooth headset, but its detected

I have an bluetooth headset connected to my computer, the buttons play/pause/volume are working fine, but i have no sound in the headset, but in the speaker of the computer. In fact i played with the ...
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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 ...
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Controlling multiple audio outputs volume?

I have a little Bluetooth audio receiver, which I use to play music through my stereo. Every time I power it on, all audio automatically switchs to it, but ALSA seems not to "know" it, so volume keys ...
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How to enable bluetooth when there is no hardware switch

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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How can I disable the notification for received files on GNOME?

When I receive files over bluetooth, my system makes an annoying peep and gives an even more annoying popup for every single file. How can I disable this.
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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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Configuring multiple mouse settings

I am a left-handed thinkpad user and have grown used to using the trackpoint in its default right-handed configuration. When I use my bluetooth mouse, however, I would like the buttons to have a ...
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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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How can I make the function keys the default on a Logitech K760 Bluetooh keyboard?

I had hoped that solaar would help, but it seems to only work for the Logitech wireless devices that use Logitech's proprietary scheme. I have Bluetooth keyboard (K760). I know it can be told to use ...
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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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Turning off battery management on desktop

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Optiplex GX280 desktop computer. When I hook up my bluetooth mouse and keyboard it seems to recognize their batteries as the actual battery of the computer. As if ...
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Bluetooth keyboard connects but doesn't work

My HP TouchPad wireless bluetooth keyboard connects to input service in blueman, but it won't work as a keyboard in ubuntu. Blueman receives data from the keyboard however when I mash buttons, since ...
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arctic p311 bluetooth headset crappy sound

i connected my new arctic p311 bluetooth headset to my laptop. I can hear and speak as expected. But the sound quality of what i can hear is really bad. When i change audio hardware setup in phonon ...
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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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Use bluetooth game controllers in kubuntu

How can I use a bluetooth gaming controller to play games in kubuntu 12.04? Specifically, I want to play with a wii controller, but also have access to ps3 and xb360 conrollers. I installed wmgui, ...
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Changing default text input on Nexus 7 Ubuntu to bluetooth keyboard

I was curious if it was possible to use a Logitech bluetooth keyboard for android 4.0+ with Ubuntu on Nexus 7? I was able to connect the keyboard regularly with the GUI, the pin worked, so I would ...
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Is it possible to use Ubuntu as speaker while playing music from a bluetooth-linked smartphone?

Is there a way to use the notebook as speaker for my smartphone? I linked them via Bluetooth and saw that the smartphone can be used as an input-Device for music and sound. You can see it here: My ...
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How can I recover Bluetooth on my Lenovo S10-3 laptop?

I have a Lenovo S10-3 laptop. Since approximately two weeks ago, Bluetooth is not working anymore. I don't see any icon or notification in the device manager. I checked my BIOS settings too, and ...
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Reconnect to a previously paired bluetooth mouse from command line

I have a bluetooth mouse which controls my laptop. Every time I restart the laptop (several times a day), I have to go to the bluetooth applet, find 'Bluetooth Laser travel mouse', and then click ...
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bluetooth daemon not running at startup

I'm trying to connect a bluetooth mouse to my Xubuntu system using Blueman (v. 1.21) Problem seems to be bluetoothd not running at startup, so blueman refuses to start, only a dialog appears: "Bluez ...
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I`ve got some problems with new Acer Aspire S3

I just got a new Acer Aspire S3 Laptop, and I've installed Ubuntu on it. Here is some problems: 1. Bluetooth (AR3012) can't find any devices. rfkill shows that everything is fine, but I still can't ...
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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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New Mac Mini 5,1 wireless & Bluetooth not working

sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name Macmini5,1 I have the newest available Mac Mini at time of this writing. Installation of Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10 goes ok only bluetooth and wireless is not ...
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Bluetooth not working in Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop is sony VPCEH15EN. In the early releases of Ubuntu like 12.04 and 13.10 my bluetooth used to work properly. But now in Ubuntu 14.04 it is not working. Here is the output of sudo lshw -C ...
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Bluetooth headset refusing to connect

I tried to switch the bluetooth on in the Bluetooth settings window, and it simply refuses to switch on. I have installed the Bluetooth manager from the software center, and it worked for a few days ...
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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 ...