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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BCM43602 - Had wifi but not bluetooth working on fresh install, played around with it, and now nothing works

This is a new XPS 15 9550 with the BCM43602 (14e4:43ba), and I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I had wifi working fine from the default installation, but bluetooth didn't. I followed several instructions ...
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Bluetooth on Ubuntu 16.04

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my ASUS S200e laptop. Everything is working except the bluetooth - I cannot get my mouse connected. When I try to open Blueman, I get: "Bluez daemon not running" ...
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Bluetooth LE and Ubuntu 16.04, sometimes works, other times not

I come from Fedora 22 and 23, because it had support for my BLE mouse (Microsoft Designer Mouse). I decided to switch to the "stable" 16.04 because I like Unity more than gnome. To make my mouse at ...
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Dell Vostro 3560 with BCM43142 adapter : bluetooth doesn't work

I installed the wireless driver using this instruction How do I install BCM43142 wireless drivers for Dell Vostro 3460/3560 and I have WiFi working. No problems here. But unfortunately the bluetooth ...
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Bluetooth loses connection with mouse in 14.04

recently i bought Thinkpad bluetooth mouse (OA36414) however, the mouse lose connection from my laptop (ubuntu 14.04) from time to time which troubles me a lot. I have read this enter link ...
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Two keys swapped on Bluetooth keyboard

I have a notebook with ubuntu 16.04 installed and keyboard layout german. I use the notebook with an external Bluetooth Keyboard (Logitech K810). On this Keyboard the two Keys < and ^ are swapped. ...
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How to “unplug” a bluetooth mouse

OK, I've set my system to deactivate the touchpad when a mouse is plugged in... and that works perfectly when I turn my bluetooth mouse on. But, I can see no way to re-activate the touchpad other ...
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How to change bug status on launchpad?

There is this bluetooth bug present in 16.04, that has been fixed for 14.04, so on launchpad its status is "Fix released". What should I do in such situation to notify people of regression? Here is ...
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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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Bluetooth Broadcom 43142 isn't working on ubuntu

Please help me! I'm new and can't to do anything... I was trying somethings from my searched but it still don't work. It's on but can't search any devices and can't searched from any too. Just tell ...
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Apple Wireless Keyboard won't connect in 15.10

I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard and Trackpad (2 AA battery version of both, not the latest models that charge via a lightning cable), running Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit on an Intel NUC6i5SYK, kernel ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 Can't pair apple bluetooth keyboard

With Ubuntu Mate 16.04, I could connect, but when startup takes a long time to reconnect, and now can't connect anymore. I have folowing this instruccions (the same problem with Ubuntu 15.04) ...
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16.04 - Bluetooth error “Not enough free handles to register service”

does anyone know how to get bluetooth working? I've read much about this specific bug, someone says that it has been fixed in 16.04, but I am still affected (Dell XPS 15 9550, Ubuntu 16.04 fresh ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Bluetooth issues-Headset will connect but stops all playback of audio

I am using a set of Plantronics BBGO2's. They worked on 14.04 but they arent working on 16.04. I go into the bluetooth menu and find my headset, click to sync up but disconnects as soon as i exit the ...
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How do I get Logitech MX Anywhere 2 to work in 16.04 (Bluetooth smart)

New question following post as I don't have enough reputation to comment Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse pairs but doesn't do anything Pairing and connecting via built-in bluetooth manager and ...
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How do I use a Microsoft Designer Mouse with Ubuntu 15.10

This mouse is a "low-power bluetooth" device. Supposedly this uses HOGP instead of HID. I have found responses that say you need bluez 5.x. Well Ubuntu 15.10 has bluez 5.35 but it doesn't work. When ...
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Cannot receive files through bluetooth

I have Ubuntu 15.10, the issue is that I cannot receive files through bluetooth at all. I have set the Personal Files Sharing Preferences (I even tried selecting all of them at one point). I have ...
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How to disable Bluetooth devices from turning off due to inactivity in 14.04

I am fairly new to Ubuntu. I know in Windows OS you can disable Bluetooth power management, which disables the devices from turning off/going to sleep. I would like to disable that for Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Possible to use my android as a bluetooth dongle for my laptop?

Hey so I was just wondering if its possible to pretty much use my phone as a bluetooth dongle for my desktop/laptop? So when I plug my android into my desktop via usb, ill be able to use the bluetooth ...
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Ubuntu Touch - Bluetooth speakers playing while different screens are viewed

The other day I was playing a game on my Ubuntu tablet and I wanted some music to play through my Bluetooth speakers. So I connected the speakers and started to play the song via the Internet. I then ...
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Bluetooth keyboard problem

I can't get bluetooth keyboards to connect in Ubuntu 16.04. A bluetooth mouse connects fine without issue. I have tried 3 different dongles and two different keyboards. One keyboard is a standard ...
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Pulseaudio bluetooth fallback device

I have a Intel NUC with an HDMI Audio out and PCM (headphones) audio out and I have a bluetooth speaker that is working fine with pulseaudio. And I have connected it to a display with a HDMI cable. ...
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After updating to 16.04, bluetooth audio A2DP mode stopped working

I have a nice bluetooth audio receiver connect to my HiFi stereo, and I used to be able to connect it in 14.04 as a A2DP sink with nice quality. After upgrading to 16.04, the device connects only as ...
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Unified Remote: Bluetooth: Could not connect to SDP

I installed Unified Remote today in hope that I can use it with my bluetooth adapter to control my PC using my phone. But as I installed Unified Remote and loaded up the web interface, I got this ...
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Bluetooth is disabled and cannot be enable in Ubuntu 16.04

Bluetooth is not working. I kept on clicking the enable switch for bluetooth, but it still doesn't work. There is also no icon in the menu bar.
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How do I turn bluetooth on/off in ubuntu 15.10?

I doesn't get any option in the bluetooth menu. Its like disabled. On every ubuntu version I try, 14 15 the bluetooth is always disabled. Can we use bluetooth in ubuntu?
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a2dp bluetooth problem on 14.04

I have a pair of Bose AE2w headphones that initially connect fine with Bluetooth on 14.04. I can select the headphones and choose A2DP output, and everything works. If the connection times out due ...
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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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How do I make microphone input mono?

I am using a USB-bluetooth microphone to do speech recognition with Google docs. The application says the sound is too soft but I have it turned up all the way. Is there any way in asoundrc to make ...
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Bluetooth not connecting to devices even though it recognizes them

I'm runing 15.04 on a dell xps 13 bluetooth recognises devices when i try to add them but won't let me connect to them Here is the results from my terminal. ~ $ uname -a; lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net; ...
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bluetooth doesn't work, but rfkill normal

I have a Fujitsu Lifebook A555, and Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I can't turn on bluetooth, although rfkill shows me nothing is blocked. 2 weeks ago I managed to make it work (turned it on and it just.. ...
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ubuntu 16.04 bluetooth mx5000 logitech keyboard mouse NOT working

I just installed ubuntu 16.04 using a cable keyboard and mouse because my mx5000 logitech bluetooth keyboard and mouse was not working during the instalation . After installation completed and got ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 stuck in boot loop

I upgraded to 16.04 the other day, I don't think this is the source of the problem however. Checking out the changes I came across the programs N1 (email client) and CoreBird (twitter client) after ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS on Trekstore SurfTab duo W2 / Cube i7

Hello askubuntu community, after installing Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS on the TrekStore SurfTab duo W2 - which is similar to the Cube i7 according to xda - ,so it's a dual Tablet / Netbook, there are a ...
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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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Lenovo IdeaPad 100 Bluetooth doesn't detect any devices RTL8723BE

I have a Bluetooth mouse I would like to pair with my IdeaPad, but Bluetooth doesn't detect any devices. Adapter model: RTL8723BE. Ubuntu 16.04. IdeaPad 100. Mouse: Microsoft Sculpt Comfort ...
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Bluetooth audio sink refuses to connect in Ubuntu 14.04 (bluez, blueman)

Bluetooth just absolutely refuses to connect to any audio sinks. I've tried with two separate speakers that I can pair with just fine on iOS, yet when I try, I get this error in blueman: Connection ...
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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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Control Ubuntu from Windows over Bluetooth

Do you know of any software that allows to open the Ubuntu terminal from Windows over Bluetooth?
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How can I get the A2DP output option and the input working again?

I have a bluetooth headset which works perfectly on Ubuntu 13.04. Now I update to 13.10, and here is what's happing: After installing blueman, bluetooth-suport, pulseaudio-module-bluetooth and so ...
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Problems connecting to Bluetooth headset - 14.04 - problem re-occurs

Please read the (PS:) at the end of this new post on this specific problem. I've read carefully This post but still have problems to connect to one of my Bluetooth headset. I have two bluetooth ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Bluetooth adapter not found

I have multi-booted Ubuntu 14.04 alongside the pre-installed Windows 8.1 on my uefi-enabled HP Envy 15 Notebook. My WLAN card is a combo card, Ralink3290. The problem is that my wifi works just fine ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Lenovo Mouse N700

I have recently updated my dual boot of Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04. I have a Lenovo Mouse N700, which works fine when connected using Wireless USB Dongle. However, when I try to connect using ...
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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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I still use version 15.10 — why are many things breaking (mysteriously)? [on hold]

Every day, some thing that always worked fine suddenly breaks for no apparent reason. I use the Ubuntu distribution of FireFox (currently 46.0). Yesterday, after updating my extensions and rebooting ...
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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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bluetooth problem after upgrade from ubuntu 14 to 16.04

after upgrade to ubuntu 16.04 i can't turn on bluetooth on my laptop . try reinstall bluez and other bluetooth application same as blueman and bluetooth but don't solve problem service bluetooth ...
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Broadcom Bluetooth module does not work in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Dell XPS 13 9343 i7 [duplicate]

I am having trouble making Bluetooth working on my Dell XPS 13 9343, Kernel 3.19.0-50-generic. The output of lspci is 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Host Bridge -OPI (rev 09) ...
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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 ...