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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Is Bluez (bluetoothd) not sending DBUS method_call SelectConfiguration upon Connection? If so, how do I catch it?

UPDATE : not solved yet, but part of a solution. See below. I am attempting to connect my iPod or other smart device to my laptop (Kubuntu 13.10) via bluetooth and stream a2dp-encoded music to a ...
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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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Receiving Bluetooth Files from Nexus 7

I have successfully paired and connected my Nexus 7 with my Ubuntu 12.04 PC. I have successfully sent files from the PC to my Android device, but when I try to send files from Android to Ubuntu, the ...
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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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How to use a computer as a bluetooth headset?

I have very little bluetooth expertize. All I want to do is to occasionally be able to use my computer's speakers and microphone for phone conversations. I don't want to use a bluetooth headset. All ...
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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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XUbuntu 14.04 - Logitech Mini Boombox Speaker Fails to Connect/stream sound over bluetooth

Installed Xubuntu 14.04 today and again unable to get Logitech Mini Boombox to connect via bluetooth in Linux. I have had the same problem in different versions of Linux distro's and and have tried ...
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System starts up slowly with errors including bluetooth timeout

I have tried several solutions posted in the possible duplicate, but It does not work for me for the bluetooth timeout part, and my system have more problems than that. See details at the end of this ...
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Cannot send files through bluetooth from mobile phone to laptop

I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my laptop. Ubuntu detects bluetooth, and I can also send a file from Ubuntu laptop to my mobile phone (Nokia xpressMusic). But, I am unable to send files from ...
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Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse pairs but doesn't do anything

I recently bought the new Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse and have gotten it to work on my windows machines and but when I try to use it on my Dell M3800 running Ubuntu 14.04 it doesn't work at all. I ...
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Laggy/jumpy/erratic bluetooth mouse in Ubuntu 15.04

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 (64 bit) on a DELL XPS 13 (model 9343, BIOS A03) notebook. I use a DELL bluetooth mouse but sometimes it behaves erratically (laggy, jumpy). What could be causing that? Is ...
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Bluetooth controller connects/disconnects spamming system logs

I'm running one of the new Broadwell NUCs under 15.04. Bluetooth has been "fine" for the last few weeks (didn't use it beyong testing it with a BT mouse). Yesterday I started seeing continuous spam ...
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Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, Bluetooth file shareing

How is it possible to send an file for example in image to another phone with Bluetooth. I managed to pair my phone with another phone through Bluetooth but I was not able to send an image file in ...
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Bluetooth stopped working suddenly

I am not able to see bluetooth symbol on the panel. I checked with Unity Tweak Tool and there is a tick mark for bluetooth. Further, I ran the command sudo service bluetooth status and it gave ...
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How to share a file on bluetooth with Ubuntu Touch?

I want to share an image file from an Ubuntu phone. I opened the "Gallery" application, then I opened a picture, clicked on the menu and chose "Share". I got a screen to choose from 5 apps: Facebook, ...
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How to get bluetooth serial port tx/rx buffers status?

The problem comes from that I have to send data via bluetooth serial port from a tiny robot to my laptop at baudrate 115200, robot sends 32-bytes packet every 10ms (100 times per second). Transmission ...
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Not able to search for bluetooth devices in Thinkpad

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my thinkpad e440. Neither any of my other android devices able to detect my laptop nor my laptop is able to detect them, with visibility set ON. lspci -nnk | grep ...
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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 receiver doesn't appear in sound options 14.04

I've got a SMK Link Nano Dongle Bluetooth 4.0 LE + EDR Bluetooth adapter for my Acer Aspire. I've got an Onkyo receiver with Bluetooth capabilities. I've got it both paired and connected with my ...
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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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How to use ubuntu as a bluetooth headset to the mobile phone?

I know how to connect bluetooth headset to Ubuntu, so I can e.g. speak with Skype remotely. Now I have the opposite question: How to turn Ubuntu into a sophisticated headset, that can record both ...
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Choppy audio playback on bluetooth headset (which keeps getting disconnected)

I am running ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) on Lenovo B480 laptop. lsusb lists bluetooth chip as follows:- Bus 001 Device 009: ID 0a5c:21f4 Broadcom Corp. Output of sudo lspci -vnn -d 14e4: 02:00.0 ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't detect BT devices

I have a Lenovo B5400 with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot. My bluetooth works well under Win but with Ubuntu it is not able to detect any device. hcitool scan does a scan but doesn't detect ...
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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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Cannot find blueman icon in system tray

After I upgrade to 14.04 LTS, I can't find blueman icon in my system tray. The blueman-applet is up well and I can use blueman to manage my devices. Any idea on this?
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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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How to add bluetooth icon on gnome-shell panel 3.10? (13.10 Gnome Ubuntu)

How can I add an option (like 3.8 menu for example) on panel to turn on/off/settings bluetooh conection on Gnome 3.10?
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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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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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Why does the bluetooth indicator not show?

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit $ psg blue simon 2852 2713 0 15:15 ? 00:00:00 bluetooth-applet root 4143 1 0 15:17 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/bluetoothd $ gsettings get ...
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I can't turn on my bluetooth?

Ubuntu 12.04.01 - i can't turn on my bluetooth. I am on a dell vostro 1500 with wireless 355 bluetooth module (bluetooth 2.0 + EDR). When i turn the bluetooth on from the indicator and then click on ...
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Bluetooth Modem Not Working After Certain Time

I am using a Nokia N72 as modem via bluetooth with my Ubuntu 12.10 laptop. It gets connected without any trouble, but after sometime a network disconnection notification is shown and the connection ...
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Run an xinput command when a device is connected?

Due to a bug in the kernel driver for the Apple Magic Trackpad, two finger right click doesn't work by default. However, you can fix the issue by running the following: xinput set-prop $DEVICE_ID ...
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sending sms using empathy

I've got gnome-phone-manager installed on ubuntu 12.04, and noticed it adds an SMS account type to Empathy. The only setting required to set up is 'bdaddr' which I think is a blue tooth address. i ...
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Bluetooth - No device

I've got a Packard Bell Easynote ML65 with a integrated Bluetooth device. Well, after I installed Ubuntu 12.04 it says: "No Bluetooth-device found". lspci and lsusb don't show a device. Thank you ...
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“No Bluetooth Adapter Found” error on an ASUS K53E

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit os on my ASUS k53E. I cannot get bluetooth to work, I see that it says "No Bluetooth Adapter Found". I have an Atheros Bluetooth adapter, could you please help me ...
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Wifi problems when I use Bluetooth on my laptop

Whenever I use my Bluetooth on my laptop, which is almost always since I use a bluetooth mouse, my internet speed falls to 1MB/s in the internet panel and almost nothing loads. I'm using the iwlwifi ...
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Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 not detected

Ubuntu 11.10 cannot detect my Bluetooth Mouse at all (it doesn't appear at all using "Set up new device" after clicking on the Bluetooth icon at the top of the screen). Obviously the wireless switch ...
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What is the kernel command line to completely disable bluetooth in /etc/default/grub?

What is the kernel command line to completely disable bluetooth in /etc/default/grub? I need 25 characters to ask such a simple question because of "quality standards"?
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hcitool scan does not find my bluetooth device

I have a small device that has a bluetooth chip. I can see it through the GUI System Settings > Bluetooth, when adding and discovering a new bluetooth device nearby, but every time I try this command ...
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bluetooth broken (Vivid 15.04)?

So far I'm only seeing one problem with 15.04 on an Intel NUC5i5RYH: My bluetooth mouse (apple magic mouse) loses its connection frequently enough (or slows down to a crawl) such that it's almost ...
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Bluetooth USB Adapter

Trying to get Bluetooth USB working on my Toshiba Satellite. Tried typing a few things in Terminal from answers to similar Questions (bash_history): 57 sudo apt-get clean 58 sudo apt-get update ...
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How to reset sound and bluetooth settings on Ubuntu 14

When I was using Ubuntu 12.04, sound with a Bluetooth headset worked perfectly. After turning on the headset, it would autoconnect and the sound manager would automatically switch to it in ...
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ds4drv kills wifi (or extremely slow)

I wanted to play video games with my DS4. So I downloaded ds4drv because without ds4drv, some buttons do not function properly over Bluetooth. The problem is, whenever I start ds4drv up and connect my ...
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bluetooth on ubuntu 15.04\

I recently updated to ubuntu 15 from 14 and I noticed that the bluetooth (B.T.) connection is lost. I used the B.T. for plugging a bamboo tablet and it was working fine for ubuntu 14, but now the ...
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Bluez cannot pair

I have installed BlueZ5 from https://launchpad.net/~vidplace7/+archive/ubuntu/bluez5 on Ubuntu 14.04. Everything works fine, I can scan, connect to devices that don't need authentication, etc. ...