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 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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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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how to copy a file from a symbian phone to pc using ubuntu

I have tried many times copying out the files present in my symbian phone to my Ubuntu pc but it does'nt happen.
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Connect to JBL bluetooth speaker

I cannot find it from: I cannot even turn bluetooth on from: I can connect to this speaker from my Android phone, so I guess the problem is in Ubuntu 14.04. I tried: $ sudo hciconfig hci0 ...
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Switching off wireless card

I have HP 250 G2 laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 (dual-boot). On my keyboard I have wireless on/off button (fn+F12), which turns Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on/off, but this works only on Windows. On ...
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Bluetooth adapter not found in HP Pavillion 15-e015tx ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Earlier i installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS and my laptop was showing "no bluetooth adapters found" and bluetooth icon was not appearing in the panel. Also wifi switch(f12) was not getting on but still Wifi ...
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Bluetooth Support for Yoga 11s in ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed 14.04 LTS on my lenovo yoga 11s. I was wondering if there is/will be bluetooth support on this machine. As it stands, the bluetooth tab in the system settings shows the swtich, ...
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How to get Bose Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Working

I've been struggling now for hours to setup my Bluetooth Audio connection to Bose Soundlink Mini. I can add the device and pair it but when I try to connect via GUI it always disconnects ...
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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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Is there a program to track the keyboard and display it on a terminal?

I have bought a new Blue Tooth keyboard for my desktop and got it to work with Ubuntu but the problem is that most of the function keys do not work properly and I wonder if the problem is with the ...
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Python Module PyBluez Error

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 Server on a Mac OS X (Maverick) and python 2.7.5. I installed PyBluez and Bluez-libs. When I type import bluetooth or from bluetooth import * it successfully imports ...
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Trouble getting my bluetooth headset as audio output Ubuntu 13.10

I just bought a bluetooth headset. Achieve pair and connect to the computer with blueman. The problem gives me the time to change the sound settings, first I do not get the headphones to select as an ...
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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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Error while connecting A2DP device, Bluetooth BlueZ Dbus Exception Ubuntu12.04LTS [closed]

I'm unable to connect a A2DP Bluetooth Speaker in Ubuntu 12.04LTS. IBM Thinkpad R52. Broadcom Integrated Bluetooth IV. bluez packages installed and up-to-date pulsaudio installed and up-to-date $ ...
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Bluetooth refuses to connect since update to Ubuntu Gnome 13.10

I can no longer connect to my bluetooth speakers since since upgrading to Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and then Gnome shell to 3.10, which never were a problem with Ubuntu Gnome 13.04. My bluetooth-dongle ...
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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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Problem with bluetooth turning on in 12.04(Kernel 3.2.0-34 generic) on Dell insprion 1520

I've Dell inspiron 1520 Laptop and have installed 12.04 Ubuntu in it, I'm trying to turn on the bluetooth device on the system, In the notification bar it shows, bluetooth is turned on and under ...
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Bluetooth speaker: preferred mode “High fidelity playback” (A2DP) is not getting saved

I have a bluetooth speaker, Sony SRS-BTX300, which works in linux/ubuntu 13.04, but only after some fiddling. (Update Dec 2013: same problems remain in 13.10) I have to set the preferred bandwidth ...
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GDBus.Error:org.openobex.Error.Failed: No adapter found

hcitool scan is working fine but bluetooth-sendto is giving error GDBus.Error:org.openobex.Error.Failed: No adapter found somebody help me
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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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Bluetooth tethering breaks DNS routing

Every time I use bluetooth to tether (via DUN) to my Samsung phone the DNS information is forced into other connections (WIFI/Ethernet). Turning off the connection (and bluetooth) doesn't seem to fix ...
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Bluetooth firmware problem in Ubuntu 13.04

I have a [Dell Inspiron][1] 15R 5520 laptop. Bluetooth is not working at all. rfkill list all gives 0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft ...
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Why does the bluetooth indicator not show?

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit $ psg blue simon 2852 2713 0 15:15 ? 00:00:00 bluetooth-applet root 4143 1 0 15:17 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/bluetoothd $ gsettings get ...
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Dual monitors on Ubuntu? [closed]

Simple things in Ubuntu often seem to require annoying, long google-hunts - however as a scientist, I love Ubuntu because complicated things are never harder than they need to be. I'm looking to ...
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I can't turn on my bluetooth?

Ubuntu 12.04.01 - i can't turn on my bluetooth. I am on a dell vostro 1500 with wireless 355 bluetooth module (bluetooth 2.0 + EDR). When i turn the bluetooth on from the indicator and then click on ...
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How to get data from a bluetooth device that is not visible?

I just bought a Fitbit One which includes Bluetooth 4.0 to sync with mobile devices. Currently libfitbit does not include support for bluetooth syncing, so I would like to see how much data I can get ...
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Bluethooth doesn't work on Ubuntu 12.10

I've Sony Vaio E Series laptop VPCEH3AEA, while I was installing Ubuntu 12.10, the bluetooth worked well. After finishing the installation process, there was a problem that when I tried to activate ...
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Bluetooth Modem Not Working After Certain Time

I am using a Nokia N72 as modem via bluetooth with my Ubuntu 12.10 laptop. It gets connected without any trouble, but after sometime a network disconnection notification is shown and the connection ...
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Run an xinput command when a device is connected?

Due to a bug in the kernel driver for the Apple Magic Trackpad, two finger right click doesn't work by default. However, you can fix the issue by running the following: xinput set-prop $DEVICE_ID ...
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sending sms using empathy

I've got gnome-phone-manager installed on ubuntu 12.04, and noticed it adds an SMS account type to Empathy. The only setting required to set up is 'bdaddr' which I think is a blue tooth address. i ...
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Bluetooth - No device

I've got a Packard Bell Easynote ML65 with a integrated Bluetooth device. Well, after I installed Ubuntu 12.04 it says: "No Bluetooth-device found". lspci and lsusb don't show a device. Thank you ...
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“No Bluetooth Adapter Found” error on an ASUS K53E

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit os on my ASUS k53E. I cannot get bluetooth to work, I see that it says "No Bluetooth Adapter Found". I have an Atheros Bluetooth adapter, could you please help me ...
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Wifi problems when I use Bluetooth on my laptop

Whenever I use my Bluetooth on my laptop, which is almost always since I use a bluetooth mouse, my internet speed falls to 1MB/s in the internet panel and almost nothing loads. I'm using the iwlwifi ...
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Bluetooth keyboard won't connect until PIN verification

I want to connect my bluetooth keyboard (macintosh) at Startup. But what should i say, i have to enter a PIN, without a keyboard is connected... Is there a way to connect my keyboard without ...
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Is it possible to connect two wireless headsets (Bluetooth or RF)? [closed]

I wonder if it is possible to have two wireless headsets connected simultaneously? Is this possible with USB headsets or with Bluetooth? The purpose is for a group chat so that the microphone input ...
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Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 not detected

Ubuntu 11.10 cannot detect my Bluetooth Mouse at all (it doesn't appear at all using "Set up new device" after clicking on the Bluetooth icon at the top of the screen). Obviously the wireless switch ...
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Apple Aluminum Keyboard Via Bluetooth - Fn Key Problem [closed]

I'm connecting an Apple Bluetooth Aluminum keyboard (this one) to my Lubuntu setup using the blueman applet. The keyboard types fine, but I would like to use its fn key to change screen brightness ...
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How do I ensure my Apple bluetooth keyboard connects on boot? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 on a laptop and have an Apple bluetooth keyboard which pairs fine. Every time I turn my computer off and back on again my keyboard stops working. I have to use the keyboard on ...
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Acer Aspire 5720g bluetooth keeps turning on on reboot [closed]

İ'm using acer aspire 5720g and after every reboot bluetooth module activates by default. I just want to use bluetooth under my control. How can i fix this problem?
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How do I make my USB Bluetooth dongle work in Ubuntu 11.04 ? (Can't init device hci0: Connection timed out (110)) [closed]

I've a USB bluetooth dongle root@maiko-cce-lin:~# lsusb | grep Bluetooth Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) that isn't working properly, ...
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Sound over bluetooth to transit to several blueooth headsets [closed]

I would like to watch movies using Ubuntu PC, and use a bluetooth USB adapter (it's a desktop PC) as the sound output. Then if two or more people come, they can connect with their stereo bluetooth ...