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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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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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 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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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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bluetooth is disable on Ubuntu 14.04

the bluetooth is disabled on my Ubuntu (Dell vostro Desktop with bluetooth USB adapter). I plugged the bluetooth USB adapter to another Ubuntu desktop (12.04) and it is recognized instantaneously. ...
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How can I share my internet connection via bluetooth? [duplicate]

I'm running ubuntu 12.04 I have a hp laptop brand and I would like to share my internet connection via bluetooth I searched on google but I found nothing serious Can you help me please ?
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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 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 on ubuntu 14.04 with dell inspiron 15-3521

I have a laptop Dell inspiron 15-3521 with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed, It was working good (I removed this Ubuntu). I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (fresh install). (The driver installed is: ...
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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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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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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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Bluetooth HSP/HFP not working but A2DP is

I have a Broadcom internal bluetooth adapter. It is model BCM20702A0 (Vendor=0a5c ProdID=21e8 Rev=01.12) I am able to get the A2DP function to operate but not the HSP/HFP mode. I have tried ...
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Bluetooth but paired but not connected

My PC is running Ubuntu 14.04. I can send files from my PC to my phone. But not the other way. In the bluetooth settings window there is a connection switch is in the off position. Is this the ...
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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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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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Successfully connected to a bluetooth speaker, but how do i direct sound there?

I'm running Kubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430 laptop. I've got a Bluetooth speaker. After a lot of troubleshooting i managed to connect to the speaker. bt-device reports: $ bt-device -l Added ...
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Bluetooth automatically enables on Lenovo T440s

I want to disable Bluetooth on my Lenovo T440s, which is running 12.04 LTS. I can do it manually, but on every startup it enables the Bluetooth again. Is there a way to ensure that a simple startup ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.04 and bluez-5.8 configure: error: systemd system unit directory is required

I am installing bluez 5.8 on Ubuntu 13.40 and while running ./configure, I am getting this error message. checking systemd system unit dir... configure: error: systemd system unit directory is ...
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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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Change audio quality for bluetooth speakers

I have Logitech bluetooth adapter connected to my hi-fi system. When I connect to the adapter via Ubuntu's default installed bluetooth, and play some music, I get a really low quality sound. It's not ...
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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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Atheros AR3011 bluetooth disconnects, when wireless LAN is heavily loaded

Has anybody already had an issue with the Bluetooth Loudspeakers (Bose) that the sound is interrupted or stops sometimes. After some testing I found out if I disable Wireless LAN the connection works ...
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Bluetooth not connecting to devices even though it recognizes them

I'm runing 15.04 on a dell xps 13 bluetooth recognises devices when i try to add them but won't let me connect to them Here is the results from my terminal. ~ $ uname -a; lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net; ...
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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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How to get a consistent bluetooth audio playback?

I am trying to use bluetooth audio speakers, as my integred laptop speakers are so awful... The speaker is a Bose Soundlink mini and works just fine with my smartphone for example. When I try to use ...
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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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Connect my mobile phone as modem via bluetooth?

I can't find any way to do this in my Ubuntu 11.10. I can do this using data cable which Automatically connects me to Internet without headache. My mobile model is Micromax Q-5fb.
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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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Bluetooth Not Working on 14.10 with BCM43142

thanks for the help. Anyways, as the title says I have the Broadcom43142 chip for Wifi & Bluetooth. It is a dual-chip, it contains both WiFi and Bluetooth. *Groans Here is the output from dmesg ...
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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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Bluetooth problems on 13.04 (dont see bt-devices)

running Zorin 7 on Ubuntu 13.04 and cant get my BT to work ... it seems that the actual BT device is recognized, but I cant get it to see (or be seen by) other devices I downloaded Blueman bt manager ...
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Bluetooth seems to be feeling blue. How do I make it work?

I looked at the solutions here : Trouble turning on bluetooth in 12.04 Bluetooth is not working in Ubuntu 12.04 Bluetooth isn't working in 12.04 Dell Laptop's Bluetooth isn't detected by ...
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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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Bluetooth loses connection with mouse in 13.04

I just upgraded to 13.04 from 12.10 and now I'm having trouble with my bluetooth mouse (dell BT travel mouse). It used to work without probs in 12.10. Now I can add the mouse as a bluetooth device in ...