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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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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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 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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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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Disable bluetooth in Kubuntu 14.04

Does anyone know how to permanently disable bluetooth in Kubuntu 14.04?
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bluetooth headset connects but not showing in sound settings

I was able to listen with my BT headset, but suddenly, one day, it disappeared from sound settings forever! I've even re-paired my headset (and its connected already) but it doesn't have any options ...
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How to change the volume of left channel using pulseaudio

I am recording the video using logitech camera and bluetooth microphone. Logitech can used for recording both audio and video. When I turn on bluetooth microphone in the middle of recording, it is ...
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Bluetooth in Ubuntu 13.10

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a new laptop just a few moments ago. I installed it via DVD RW on which I have copied an iso image downloaded from official Ubuntu site. With this DVD I have already ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 Bluetooth problem

I turn on Bluetooth service from command line sudo service bluetooth start and check status of Bluetooth service it showing me Bluetooth is on. When I try to search my laptop for connection it's not ...
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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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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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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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Not able to tansfer file from phone to Laptop Ubuntu 14.04

I have Moto G - Android 4.4.4. I paired up my phone and wanted to transfer the files from phone to laptop(Ubuntu 14.04). But not able to do it. Though i am able to browse files through Bluetooth ...
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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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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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Bluetooth problem on Asus U32 with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Asus U32 alongside Windows 8. Recently I've upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and since then the Bluetooth is not working anymore. Whenever I try to turn it on from the ...
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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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Getting error while using “bluez-test-input connect <device address> yes” command to connect to a serial Bluetooth module

I am using a USB bluetooth dongle on my machine. On the other end, i am having a serial bluetooth module connected to a Micro-controller. On my machine side, i connected and installed my usb-bluetooth ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10: Broadcom 43142 not finding bluetooth devices

I have a Lenovo B590 laptop. The laptop is Ubuntu-certified for Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, so I wasn't expecting any problems. First I tried to get the Broadcom 43142 wifi/bluetooth module working on Ubuntu ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...