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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Impossible to enable bluetooth on an Acer Aspire One 756-877

I just installed 12.04 (dual-boot, kept Windows just in case) on my new Acer Aspire One 756-877. As soon as I installed it, I also installed the Broadcom driver, since Wi-Fi wasn't working, and that ...
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bt-audio: Command not found

I've performed the update on Ubuntu 16.04 recently and everything works fine, but I discovered that the command bt-audio does not work anymore. More specifically, if I enter the command the terminal ...
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possible to stream audio from Ipod via Bluetooth to Ubuntu?

Hi I am wondering if it is at all possible to stream audio from Ipod via Bluetooth to Ubuntu ? I cant seem to get my Ipod Touch6 recognized in Ubuntu (Bluetooth is picking up other devices in the ...
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play audio through bluetooth speakers in 12.04 using CLI

I have gone through the whole gamut of trials with setting up playing audio through bluetooth and have not been able to make it work reliably (i.e., got it to work one time, and has not worked after ...
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Pair Apple Wireless Keyboard 3rd gen with Ubuntu 16.04?

I get continuously failed with bluetooth. Mighty mouse then again paired nicely. How can you pair Apple Wireless Keyboard 3rd gen with Ubuntu 16.04?
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Bluetooth headset Issue on 16.04

I have recently upgraded from 14.04 to 16.04. My bluetooth headset no longer works. I've spent the last few hours trying to diagnose the issue with no success. My bluetooth mouse still connects ok. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 System Settings: Bluetooth is disabled

I did something I don't know how to fix, and now I need help. I was trying to get bluetooth working, so I installed Bluez 5.39 with bluez-5.39.tar.xz from the download page with ./configure, make, and ...
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Bluetooth Broadcom BCM20702 does not load firmware (driver issue) - 14.04

I am able to establish a connection between a Bluetooth ear-piece and the Bluetooth controller in the PC. The problem is that the O/S does not provide an option to send audio output to the Bluetooth ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad 1 - 'stops working' every few minutes

I have just purchased an Apple Magic Trackpad 1 and connected it to my Ubuntu 15.10 (now 16.04) system. That all worked flawlessly. Once connected, the trackpad 'stops working' every few minutes. I ...
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What combination of bluetooth mouse and keyboard work ok with the BQ M10 tablet? [on hold]

Can we create a list of devices known to work with the M10 tablet that other users can take as reference when they want to buy a kit for themselves?
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RT3290 RALINK DRIVER IN UBUNTU

I have found that there is a large community suffering from the problems that the WiFi-Bluetooth card your computer is Ralink RT-3290. It is an problem since 2012-2013. None of the solutions offered ...
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Bluetooth headphones on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to use mt SONY MDR-XB950BT headphones on Ubuntu 16.04 but not having any luck. I've managed to get them connected but it doesn't seem like I can actually listen to music/videos out of them. ...
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Bluetooth Error

My Bluetooth in Ubuntu 16.04 is unable to find any device. >01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller ...
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Headphones randomly turn off and music dies

I have been experiencing a strange problem with my Nokia BH-503 Bluetooth Headset. I will be listening to music or watching YouTube or something and Randomly the audio will just cut out and all videos ...
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Bluetooth not working on Ubuntu 14.04 with Wily kernel (4.2)

I have a Dell Precision M4800 using Ubuntu 14.04.4 with Wily kernel (4.2.0-35). Bluetooth is not working for me. Tried the steps in this question, as my setup seems to be exactly the same as the one ...
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How can I add two RFCOMM devices?

I want to connect my PC (running Ubuntu 14.04) to an Arduino Uno via Bluetooth. I added a RFCOMM device like this (MAC addresses are examples): rfcomm0 { bind yes; device 00:00:00:00:00:00; ...
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Not able to use bluetooth speakers in Ubuntu 14.04

I was successful in pairing my bluetooth speakers with my system.However there is no sound from speakers when i play any audio or video files. I am not able to select my bluetooth device in sound ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Bluetooth - No adapters found - Dell Precision M4800

Post Ubuntu 15.04 upgrade, I found that the bluetooth was disabled on my machine. I went ahead and enabled the same and since then my Blueman Bluetooth Manager does not help me set up my devices. ...
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I screwed up! Sound didn't work tried to fix… lost a large amount of my system settings

I was following this guide, attempting to make my bluetooth headphones work: http://itsfoss.com/fix-sound-ubuntu-1304-quick-tip/ and then my system settings (mostly) disappeared! I followed the 1st ...
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My Sony DR-BTN200 Bluetooth headphones are discovered but connection fails

Even discovery is inconsistent. Sometimes it sees them, sometimes it doesn't. I've eliminated other Bluetooth devices from the area. I've used these headphones with Android devices, Windows machines, ...
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A2DP bluetooth doesn't work on 16.04

Just moved from 15.04 to 16.04 and now bluetooth doesnt work properly: I can't connect my speakers as A2DP outputs. Apparently everyone is affected according to the forums, but no fix in sight. ...
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Portable `bluetoothctl` settings/config?

I would like to set up my Bluetooth dongle and pair it with a keyboard and a mouse on one computer, then transport all three devices to one or multiple other computers and have them recognize, trust ...
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Bluetooth with Centrino Advanced-N 6235 on Ubuntu 14.04

The hardware is present: $ lspci | grep Centrino 04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (rev 24) And the Bluetooth, iwlwifi, and iwldvm modules get loaded: $ lsmod ...
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No internet connection using wifi

I just downloaded the latest edition of Ubuntu Mate and it look great but I cannot seem to get a stable internet connection via wifi. I have tried everything and now I hope someone can help me. At ...
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Bluetooth audio doesn't work - Ubuntu Gnome

I'm having problems regarding a bluetooth speaker. It does connect with the system, in the bluetooth setting I can see that the device is connected, but I can not see the option to select external ...
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Bluetooth issues ubntu 16.04

I upgraded from 15.xx to 16.04 and I have an issue with my bluetooth. I can connect to the bluetooth device but I cant select it in the sound settings. Ive searched the forums but I couldnt find an ...
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How can a Bluetooth keyboard that requires a code entry be paired in the terminal?

I have a Bluetooth ThinkPad 2 Tablet keyboard that I want to pair with my Ubuntu Touch Aquaris E4.5. Due to GUI limitations, I want to try to do this in the terminal. I'm hoping that the process'll be ...
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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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Bluetooth not working Ubuntu 14.04

Somehow I have completely nuked my Bluetooth in Ubuntu 14.04 which was previously working. The issue is not it being blocked by rfkill. I tried reinstalling bluez by using the following commands: ...
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Bluetooth not working!

I am running Gnome 3.6 and KDE 4.10.5 on Ubuntu 13.04 on an ASUS X53U. The computer can boot in Windows 7 (from Grub). In Windows, I can turn bluetooth on and off and use it. In Ubuntu (I tried both ...
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Bluetooth speaker no sound in Ubuntu 16.04

After upgrading to Kubuntu 16.04 my JBL Flip 2 bluetooth speaker no longer works. It connects just fine, and the sound is set to use A2DP sink with the speaker, but I get no sound. I found some ...
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Apple Magic Keyboard Appearing and Disappearing in Device Search

Whenever I try to pair my Apple Magic Bluetooth Keyboard, the device appears and then quickly disappears in the device search list. This occurs a few times, and then no devices show. Because of this, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Bluetooth does not scan anything

I am having Bluetooth problems after upgrading to 16.04. My wireless Apple keyboard does not pair anymore. It looks like no bluetooth devices are detected at all. $ hcitool scan Scanning ... ...
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Problem with a bluetooth speaker

I have just reinstalled to OS on my laptop due to upgrading to an SSD and switched from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. I was surprised that my bluetooth speaker stopped working in a stable way, like it was ...
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PulseAudio fails to set card profile to 'a2dp_sink'. How can I see the logs and figure out whats wrong?

I have currently installed ubuntu 16.04 and a2dp used to work on fresh install, which I'd prefer to leave as a last option. When the pairing is erased from bluetooth settings and is paired again ...
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Bluetooth device not usable

I recently bought a bluetooth speaker, but when I try to connect it, it can be successfully connected, and it shows the device on bluetooth settings. However, in Sound Settings, I cannot set it as the ...
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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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How to enable bluetooth for Dell Inspiron Laptop?

How do I enable Bluetooth for my Dell Inspiron laptop? It tells no adapters found.
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bq M10: bluetooth keyboard and mouse at the same time?

According to the user manual: Remember you can only link to one device at a time via Bluetooth, whether a keyboard or mouse. The other device must be connected via USB. You can also connect to a ...
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Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse under Ubuntu 14.04

I've attempted to find a thread on this but can'y seem to find anything specific to whether this Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse works under Ubuntu 14.04 - unifying and Bluetooth Smart? See: ...
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PulseAudio can not load bluetooth module 15.10/16.04

EDIT: Works for 16:04 as well I am having trouble connecting my bluetooth speakers with a fresh 15.10 install. The speakers are connected however they are not listed as available audio device. I ...
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Tether mobile phone to laptop using Bluetooth

(I'm not sure if this is an Ubuntu or an Android question - feel free to move it!) Is it possible to connect my Android Jelly Bean phone to my laptop using bluetooth so that the telephone can use the ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 bluetooth applet not working

I upgraded to Xubuntu 13.10 this morning. I am not able to get the bluetooth working on this version. Like in the question asked : Volume indicator problem The bluetooth indicator also gives a small ...
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BQ Aquaris M10 will not detect MS Designer keyboard or mouse

Brand new M10, done OTA upgrade. Trying to get it work with bluetooth keyboard and mouse.. Nothing detected in bluetooth manager when they in pairing mode. Keyboard and mouse both detcted by my Nexus ...
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bluetoothctl - What is a bluetooth agent?

I am using the bluetoothctl utility to set up Bluetooth connections between computers and Raspberry Pis. In bluetoothctl, I can see there is something called an "agent", and by looking at most of ...
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Bluetooth not working on a Lenovo ideapad 100-15iby (Wi-Fi unstable too)

I have made edits to this post and Wi-Fi works now, but I still have problems with Bluetooth, and is further explained below at "EDITS:" Original Question I've got everything working on this laptop ...
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Ubuntu Mate 16.04 doesn't ask for pairing code to connect Apple Keyboard

I have a Linux Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on an Intel NUC i5 NUC5i5RYK. I had problems with headphones jack, just after 1 month was been purchased, and sent it to warranty, Intel changed it for a new one. ...
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Bluetooth not working 16.04

My laptop is HP elitebook 2530p. I have problems with bluetooth. It works on xubuntu 14.04 but not on any newer version. Icon isn't on takbar and when i'm trying to run in from settings im getting ...
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Unity bluetooth settings not accessible in Cinnamon

I cannot find a way to use bluetooth in Cinnamon on Ubuntu 16.10. If I change to Unity in login screen I have access to the "unity-control-center bluetooth", this not accessible in Cinnamon. If i ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 - problems reconnecting bluetooth device

I have just installed Kubuntu 16.04 and I am having problems with my Bluetooth headphones. Initially, after booting up, I can connect and use them. But later when I switch the headphones off and on ...