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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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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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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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 > ...
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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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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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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 not working on BCM43142 on 14.10

I have an issue on a Dell Vostro 3560 with a BCM43142 where the Bluetooth doesn't work even with the proprietary drivers installed. The WiFi works just fine. I'm running a fresh installation of Ubuntu ...
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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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Bluetooth connection works but Preferences shows not connected

My Nokia N810 is Bluetooth paired with Ubuntu desktop and successfully transfers files. The Ubuntu Bluetooth indicator shows the N810. When I bring up Bluetooth Preferences it shows desktop ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Is there any way to see data coming from bluetooth?

Is there any way I can see the data being transfered to my PC Bluetooth from my Android device ? Something like a Bluetooth Terminal in Android but in Ubuntu. I am sending Strings and some simple data ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 15.10 - Bluetooth - No adapters found

Post Ubuntu 15.10 upgrade from 15.04, there was no more Bluetooth adapter found. I tried to install Bluetooth Manager but it didn't help me set up my devices. I found out the following post (Ubuntu ...
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Bluetooth not working properly, fix fully broke it

I have ubuntu 15.04 on a dell E7450 and I had successfully paired my phone and wanted to pair some wireless headphones, however it refused to find them (my phone paired with headphones fine). I ...
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Ubuntu 15.10, logitech mx anywhere mouse pairs but doesn't do anything

When I used Ubuntu 15.04 with bluez5 from PPA installed, the mouse works. But after installing Ubuntu 15.04, the mouse doesn't work. [bluetooth]# info XX:XX:XX:XX:XX Device XX:XX:XX:XX:XX Name: MX ...
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How to pair external bluetooth keyboard to ubuntu touch BQ phone

How do I pair external bluetooth keyboard to ubuntu touch phone (Aquaris by BQ) build r22? Behaviour: Keyboard is recognised by bluetooth manager, but button is & stays grey unable to pair. ...
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PS4 Controller won't stay connected

I'm trying to connect my DualShock 4 Controller to my Ubuntu-box. As I'm running 15.04 I have been lead to believe that this should be possible "natively". When my controller is in pairing mode my PC ...
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14.04 bluetooth headset won't save a2dp setting

Since updating to ubuntu 14.04, every time my bluetooth device goes idle or I turn it off then back on, it defaults to the Telephony setting and I cannot get it to default to a2dp. I have searched ...
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Ralink RT3290 Bluetooth drivers (14.04)

So, has anybody gotten the RA3290 Bluetooth adapter working [for 14.04]? I've seen plenty of posts here, and tried all of them, and nothing works. Interestingly enough, I had the damn thing working ...
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Buetooth not working on 14.04, not shown in lspci or lsusb

I have a problem with bluetooth on a lenovo G50-70 running 14.04 with kernel 3.16 Can turn bluetooth on and off from the system tray, but it doesn't seem to activate the actual device. I've ...
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Bluetooth mouse produces characters while scrolling in 12.04/14.10/15.10

I have a Logitech bluetooth T630 Ultrathin Optical Touch Mouse and the mouse works as expected most of the time (pairs without problems). However, often (not always) while scrolling, the mouse ...
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Bluetooth speakers in Ubuntu 14.04

I have successfully paired Microboom bluetooth speaker to Ubuntu Laptop, using Blueman 1.23. However, even when connection is ON, I do not see the Microboom speaker in Sound settings to direct audio ...
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Bluetooth disabled on ubuntu 14.04

Bluetooth is disabled on ubuntu 14-04. Tried the all the suggested solutions in the forum nothing works. Looks like some bug also is going on to fix it. When the update will be available? I need ...
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Complete removal of all bluetooth related packages

I have a poorly powered netbook and I would like to safely "trim the fat" from my 14.04 install. What I'm looking to do is remove all traces of bluetoothd (a service that does not seem to want to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS bluetooth does not function, can not establish an Audio Sink connection

I have tried remedies describe in questions relating to "No A2DP streaming audio to Bluetooth headsets" on various Ubuntu version. NONE worked. After following re-loading of bluez and pulseaudio ...
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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 ...