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 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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Prevent gnome power manager from showing keyboard battery

My gnome toolbar shows a battery indicator which is always wrong. I recently figured out why; as when clicked it shows both my internal battery status and my keyboard status as two separate items: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bluetooth mouse produces characters while scrolling in 12.04/14.10

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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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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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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How can I use my laptop as a Bluetooth input device?

I just got a USB bluetooth dongle, and I'd like to use it to Connect my laptop to my Android tablet as a slave device. and Route input from my USB Xbox 360 controller to the bluetooth dongle. I ...
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Bluetooth doesn't work

I've recently installed it on my pc and bluetooth doesn't work at all . I have hp pavilion laptop. I've tried to turn it on from system sitting but it's disabled.I tried to take a screenshot to post ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Bluez5 Broadcom BCM20702A0

So I recently upgraded to Bluez5 by building the package from source via these instructions: How to upgrade to the latest BlueZ version on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? However now upon boot I get the following ...
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How to connect to Wacom Bamboo Spark?

I bought a "Wacom Bamboo Spark" and a "Bluetooth Low Energy" / "Bluetooth Smart" capable USB dongle. With "hcitool lescan" I find the Wacom tablet and can even connect to it for a short period. But I ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 no wifi, Bluetooth, USB, sound

I have a laptop dell vostro 3560. It had Ubuntu 15.04, but after a fresh install of ubuntu 15.10, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB ports and sound don't work. I have wired internet connection though. $ lspci ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Bluetooth problem on Lenovo

Hej guys, yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Yoga 13. This is the first time that I use Linux, so my experience in using Linux is not the best. My problem is that my built in bluetooth ...
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Bluetooth not working on Acer E3-111

I've got Ubuntu 14.04 running as the sole OS on the hard drive, with kernel version 3.13.0-61.100-generic. System Testing tells me it has a Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565/AR9565 Wireless Subsystem on-board. ...
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How to disable bluebooth mouse battery on Power Indicator

I use Ubuntu 14.04v on my HP ENVY 14 (14-k030TX) Power Indicator contains my Bluetooth mouse's battery but it's wrong , and it will an average of the battery level on my Power Indicator, so the ...
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Bluetooth music playback slow and choppy

How do you diagnose slow choppy sound playback with Bluetooth headsets on Ubuntu 14.04? My headset worked perfectly on 12.04, but after I upgraded to 14.04, I can still pair just fine and select the ...
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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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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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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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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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hcitool scan does not discover any devices

My bluetooth adapter seems to work fine, I am able to discover my computer using my smarthpone, except I am not able to discover any device with my computer. hcitool scan gives not result except ...
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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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Bluetooth mouse lagging

I've just bought a new bluetooth mouse (Thinkpad bluetooth mouse). I'm able to connect it and it works but it lags and jumps (the cursor doesn't move smoothly as it should). At first I thought it was ...
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14.04 Explore Files on Android via Bluetooth

My laptop (Ubuntu 14.04) has a built-in Bluetooth support and I've successfully paired it to my Android smartphone. I DON'T want to send files from laptop to smartphone or vice versa. Nor do I want ...
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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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Bluetooth is unstable in 14.04

I use a filco bluetooth keyboard and a logitech bluetooth mouse on my Thinkpad T540p with 14.04 LTS (the bluetooth adapter is Intel Dual Band Wireless 7260AC). They can be connected successfully. ...
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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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Can't get kernel module `uinput` started

I'm trying to get my BD remote to work with my Ubuntu media server and XBMC. I've followed the directions here: http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=15200 I get everything installed, but uinput ...
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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 ...