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 not working in Ubuntu 15.04

I instaled Ubuntu 15.04 on a DELL XPS 13 notebook (model 9343, bios A03). My internal bluetooth device is detected with hci, the icon is in the taskbar, but when scanning for bluetooth devices it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 didn't,...
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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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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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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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Bluetooth not working properly once restarted via hardware switch

I usually switch off my bluetooth to conserve the charge while working. But when I want to use bluetooth again and I switch on the bluetooth back on its not showing available devices like my phone ...
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Switch between speaker, Bluetooth stereo, Bluetooth mono

Using a bluetooth headset that does Stereo (out only), mono (in / out) and speakers. Switching between the 3 is a lot of clicks. What I want to do: - run Stereo either on Speaker or headset - when I ...
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Unable To Enable Bluetooth on a Dell N4110

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10. When I turn on Bluetooth and go into 'Preferences' I am unable to move the slider to 'On'. It just slides back to off. Screenshot: I installed Blueman Bluetooth Manager ...
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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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Bluetooth hardware is not detected after and upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10

I used to have windows on the same laptop and Bluetooth worked fine, but after Ubuntu 15.10 installation, it doesn't recognize the hardware, what can I do to get the proper driver? This is my ...
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Bluetooth headset with poor sound quality on Ubuntu

I've bought a Philips SHB4000 headset (phone+mic) wireless (bluetooth) and It has a good quality when I pear it with my phone or PC Windows but when I pear it with the same PC on Ubuntu (14.10 64 bits)...
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How to find the built-in bluetooth adapter in Toshiba satellite c55-896 laptop

I have been using Ubuntu for over a year, but recently I have encountered an old problem again. When I First installed Ubuntu, it said 'No adapter found' in the Bluetooth section. I want to buy a ...
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No Bluetooth on Intel 7265 WLAN card (Dell XPS 13)

I recently purchase a Dell XPS 13 (9343), installed Ubuntu 15.04 and replace the Broadcom 4352 card with an Intel 7265 card due to Broadcom's horrible support for Linux and crappy signal. Wi-Fi works ...
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Bluetooth not working properly. Not detecting devices

I'm a beginner with Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer Aspire E11, and I have an issue with my bluetooth. The thing is it's not finding other devices and other devices can't find it. I ran :...
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Why won't my Bluetooth keyboard pair with my desktop?

I have a Microsoft Wedge Bluetooth keyboard and no matter what I do, it won't pair with my ASUS BT400 USB Bluetooth adapter. Using bluetooth-wizard, I can discover the keyboard: When I select it ...
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Can't enable bluetooth on Ubuntu 14.04

I can not enable bluetooth using the bluetooth preference window. Moving the switch to 'I' will put it back to 'O', I can only enable it from the bluetooth applet. Also, I have a bluetooth mouse and ...
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Can't control bluetooth in Saucy

I can't get bluetooth on my laptop to work properly in Ubuntu 13.10. There is no bluetooth indicator visible, but indicator-bluetooth is installed The bluetooth control panel is greyed out, with the ...
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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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Error “configure: error: GLib >= 2.28 is required” while configuring bluez stack

I was configuring the latest bluez stack on my machine (13.04 64-bit). I got following error while configuring it: checking for GLIB... no configure: error: GLib >= 2.28 is required Can someone ...
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How do I add more than one command to /etc/rc.local?

I want to add two power saving commands to /etc/rc.local file. This to disable Bluetooth: rfkill block bluetooth And this to reduce screen brightness: echo 3024 > /sys/class/backlight/...
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Make PC w/ Bluetooth fake Keyboard + mouse for other computer?

Is there a way to have my PC talk to my laptop and have it send Keyboard commands?
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Does Ubuntu support Bluetooth 3.0?

I am running 11.10 on my Thinkpad E420, and it has integrated Bluetooth 3.0, yet when I use my Plantronics Backbeat 903+ (which uses Bluetooth 2.1) I get terribly inconsistent audio with many complete ...
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No Bluetooth adapter is present

I've a Sony Vaio VPCEH1S0E and I've got a problem with Bluetooth. My Bluetooth applet is running but there's no way to configure my Bluetooth device because Ubuntu says that "no adapter is present". ...
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Where can I see a list of supported bluetooth drivers?

Where can I see a list of supported bluetooth drivers?
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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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How to detect Bluetooth, without rebooting

I have an external bluetooth adapter, it works if I attach it before booting, but if I connect it afterwards it fails to detect any device. Is there any command to scan for and detect devices?
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Bluez 5.X and Ubuntu 14.0X

Has anyone been able to successfully install Bluez 5.X on Ubuntu 14.04? I need to upgrade it to use a new Bluetooth mouse, but I've tried several times and it seems to break the OS. Thanks in advance ...
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How to use a bluetooth headset mic in Ubuntu?

I have a bluetooth headset (Sennheiser MM 550-X) connected to my computer through a USB bluetooth dongle (Asus USB-BT400). I'm running Ubuntu 14.10. I would like to configure the headset both as ...
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JBL bluetooth speakers play no sound, a2dp off?

I have JBL bluetooth speakers like this one. With Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Gnome) I get it to pair with my pc, either with gnome-bluez or blueman, but I am unable to reproduce any sound. I stumbled upon ...
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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 to Remove Bluetooth Manager in Xubuntu

I wanna remove bluetooth manager and its daemon from Xubuntu because my computer doesn't have bluetooth device. How should I do? Note : I've searched questions http://askubuntu.com/search?q=Remove+...
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Cannot type with Apple Bluetooth Keyboard

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on my iMac, but I cannot type anything in the Who Are You? stage. Is there a way to fix this. I don't own a USB keyboard, so I'm kind of stuck.
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bluetoothctl: can't input commands

After installing the latest Bluez package, I ran bluetoothctl. The program starts in the command line and prompts for user input. However, it does not respond to any user input whatsoever. Searching ...
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Bluetooth not detecting any devices

When Trying to connect to any device through the Device Search it always ends up empty, even when I have my phone, tablet and Bose SoundLink Mini bluetooth turned on at the same time. I've tried to ...
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Bluetooth AR3012 0489:e076 doesn't find the devices

I have a laptop Acer v15 with Qualcom Atheros bluetooth and Logitech M557 mouse, which worked well initially. Then after disconnecting the mouse, my bluetooth adapter can't find any bluetooth devices ...
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H800 Logitech headphones not working properly

So, I bought these headphones, and I'm trying to use it with Ubuntu. Using it to listen to music (A2DP profile) works perfectly. However, when I try to use them with Skype, Google Hangouts, or ...
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Bluetooth Mouse need to re-connect every time I restart. How to add it permanently?

I have a Logitech Bluetooth Mouse M557. It works with my Ubuntu but I need to re-enable it every time I restart my laptop and reach to desktop. Also it doesn't work on Login screen.
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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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13.04 Logitech bluetooth speaker adapter pairing but no mixer output

I had to change [General] Enable = Socket in /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf to get it to pair. But now that they are I don't get an output in pavucontrol. D: [pulseaudio] bluetooth-util.c: Registering ...
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Can I use a .settings file for my Ubuntu Touch application?

Can I use a .settings file for my Ubuntu Touch application? Or isn't that allowed? If yes, where should I store it? I'm developing an app that creates files for usage in my app. Should I use XML for ...
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Does Ubuntu have support for the Apt-X codec for bluetooth audio?

I cant find any confirmation anywhere. Does anyone know? If it is not supported, is support planned?
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Bluetooth connection - will not auto pair/reconnect to audio device

I am using Bluetooth 4.99 & bluez. My audio device is paired successfully. However, on the second attempt to connect there is no auto pairing. I have to issue: bluez-test-audio connect <...
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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 device....
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Bluetooth not working on an Alienware m14x r2

on my alienware m14x r2 laptop with ubuntu 12.04.1 x64, the bluetooth interface is not working. WLAN works fine. I have a dualboot install with ubuntu & win 7 on this laptop. In win 7, the ...