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 can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup?

How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup?
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How do you make Ubuntu accept files sent over bluetooth

I have a problem when I send my files from phone to ubuntu 12.04 via bluetooth as the phone prompts with the message "the file not sent"! I can send any files from ubuntu 12.04 to my android phone.
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How to change Bluetooth broadcast device name?

I just can't figure a way to change my Bluetooth device name. Is there any command?
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Can I use my computer as an A2DP receiver?

First, the problem: I'm using a Cowon MP3 player as my main music player with basic earplugs. It offers A2DP & I'd like to have my netbook (running UNE 10.04) act as receiver. Some resources on ...
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How to boot with bluetooth turned off [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Deactivate Bluetooth on startup I don't want to turn off the bluetooth device every time I boot, to save energy and for safety. I want it on on certain occasions during a ...
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Internet connection sharing from PC to Phone over Bluetooth

I have already read other questions relating to sharing Internet connection from the Phone to the PC. This as most of us know works out of the box in latest Ubuntu (and for some it just needs to ...
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How can I tell if my laptop has Bluetooth?

How can I tell if my laptop has a Bluetooth adapter?
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“connection unsuccessful” transfering a file via Bluetooth from Android phone

When I try to send a file from my Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone to my Ubuntu 12.10 PC, I get a message on the phone reading "connection unsuccessful". What might be the cause of this? The devices are ...
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Get rid of 0.5s latency when playing audio over Bluetooth with A2DP

As described in the title I experience a half a second delay when playing audio over Bluetooth with A2DP. This makes watching movies not possible as the sound is not synchronised with the video. I'm ...
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How do I make Ubuntu appear as a bluetooth keyboard?

I have an iPad 2 and would like that my Ubuntu system appear as a bluetooth keyboard for it, so that what I type on my computer appears on my iPad. Is there a specific way to do that?
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Autoconnecting Bluetooth Devices

Is there a way to set the Bluetooth in Ubuntu to autoconnect to devices it is paired to when it is turned on. Furthermore, is there a way to automatically change the sound output to a Bluetooth ...
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How to hide the Bluetooth icon in the panel?

There was an option under Bluetooth preferences in 11.04 to easily hide the icon, but in 11.10, there's a little bar near the top right corner called Visibility. I'm assuming that's what hides or ...
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Bluetooth speaker: preferred mode “High fidelity playback” (A2DP) is not getting saved

I have a bluetooth speaker, Sony SRS-BTX300, which works in linux/ubuntu 13.04, but only after some fiddling. (Update Dec 2013: same problems remain in 13.10) I have to set the preferred bandwidth ...
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No sound from bluetooth headset, but its detected

I have an bluetooth headset connected to my computer, the buttons play/pause/volume are working fine, but i have no sound in the headset, but in the speaker of the computer. In fact i played with the ...
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Can't enable Bluetooth 13.10

I previously installed Xubuntu 13.04 on my Compaq nx8420 and was able to use Bluetooth with no issues. I recently performed a clean install of Ubuntu 13.10 (not Xubuntu), and now can't enable ...
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Where are bluetooth received files saved

I have used Blueman and the default Bluetooth manager an every time I accept the file transfer from the Phone to the PC, it shows that it is transferring and even notifies me that the transfer was ...
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Bluetooth from the command line in 12.04?

I've been trying to pair up my bluetooth keyboard with my computer after reinstalling from a standard ubuntu 12.04 to a minimal install. In the minimal install I have no gui, so I've been trying to ...
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Pulseaudio not detecting bluetooth headset automatically

The Pavucontrol on my Xubuntu 13.10 detects my bluetooth headset, but only after I type the commands : pulseaudio -k sudo alsa force-reload After a few seconds the headset appears in the ...
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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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Connect to bluetooth device from command line

Background: I'm using my bluetooth headset as audio output. I managed to get it working by the long list of instructions on BluetoothHeadset community documentation, and I have automated the process ...
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Bluetooth device paired and connected (no sound)

I've got a Bluetooth headset which works great in both Windows 8 and Android 4.2 however on Ubuntu (13.10) it just doesn't seem to work. I installed Blueman, it paired and connected successfully when ...
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How to check bluetooth status via terminal

I am looking for a way to check to see if the bluetooth is enabled or disabled on my laptop via the terminal. Is there a command that I can use to find this information
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Ubuntu 14.04 Bluetooth Magic Mouse doesn't pair (No agent available)

Mouse gets discovered. Although, it doesn't pair. /var/log/syslog: Apr 23 10:05:15 xavier bluetoothd[9873]: No agent available for request type 0 Apr 23 10:05:15 xavier bluetoothd[9873]: ...
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GDbus.Error:org.openobex.Error.Failed: Unable to request session problem

This image & title explains all Any way to solve this GDbus.Error:org.openobex.Error.Failed: Unable to request session error
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Ubuntu 13.04 bluetooth A2DP does not work

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 in a new partition and I have some issues with bluetooth. I usually use bluetooth to connect to my wireless headset, in the old partition with Ubuntu 12.10 everything is ...
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How to debug lag using Bluetooth connected mouse and A2DP headset?

I own a Logitech M555b mouse for use with my HP Elitebook 8570w laptop running Kubuntu 12.04. Works fine right after connecting using the KDE Bluetooth control module. However, after some time (...
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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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Where can I find Bluetooth Received folder?

I am able to setup a link with another laptop (Win 7) and even able to send files (surprisingly around 3-4 MBps). But I am not able to locate where exactly the files are getting stored in my Ubuntu 12....
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Ralink RT 3290 Bluetooth Problem on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and everything is working good except the Bluetooth. I have Ralink 3290 Bluetooth. tried to install the driver using the method described here. The code is not ...
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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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How do I run a script when a Bluetooth device connects?

I'd like to start my music player (Clementine) when my bluetooth headset connects to my computer. How do I detect the bluetooth device connecting so I can run a script to start the player?
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Bluetooth mouse not auto-reconnecting

I have a nice little bluetooth mouse, but there is one problem. When it is not used for awhile (I primarily use keyboard) it turns off. Fine, so I have to turn it back on by pushing the button. But ...
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Use Computer headset like a hands-free for cell phone

Is it possible (and how) to use a computer headset (or speakers+mic) as a hands-free device for my mobile? I bought a bluetooth-dongle but I couldn't get it to work yet. I think I already set this up ...
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Bluetooth not working in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Since when I got rid of windows 8 and installed ubuntu, my bluetooth never really worked. Ubuntu detects the bluetooth hardware (it shows the bluetooth icon in the status bar), and I can turn it on or ...
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Bluetooth not working in Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop is sony VPCEH15EN. In the early releases of Ubuntu like 12.04 and 13.10 my bluetooth used to work properly. But now in Ubuntu 14.04 it is not working. Here is the output of sudo lshw -C ...
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How to share an Internet connection over Bluetooth from the PC to the Phone [duplicate]

How to share an internet connection from the PC to a Mobile Device (eg: Nokia Phones). I don't have 3G or Wifi enabled on my old nokia phones, only Bluetooth.
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What is the 'Sound Settings' program's name in Ubuntu

I use Xubuntu. Recently I removed all Ubuntu/Unity related packages in the hope to have a more responsive and less cluttered system. Before I removed Ubuntu/Unity packages following using this ...
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No receive option in Bluetooth Settings

Guys I am trying to send a file from my Galaxy s2 to ubuntu but its keep dropping the connection but im able to send a file from Ubuntu to Mobile . I have seen this link Botskool.com and its ...
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Bluetooth headset A2DP works, HSP/HFP not (no sound/no mic)

My Philips SBH9001 headset pairs fine using Ubuntu 12.04. In the audio settings it's properly detected as A2DP device and as HSP/HFP device. Hardware: Thinkpad X230, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Kernel 3.6.0-...
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Bluetooth mouse not auto-reconnecting to laptop

This has been asked, and answered, a million times before. And I think I've read almost all those questions and answers, and tried as many of the solutions as I can. However, I still can't get the ...
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Configuring the PAN network on bluetooth

I wanted to establish a TCP connection between my java-supported Nokia X2-01 and my Ubuntu Desktop. I read several guides but they seem to be pretty old (Ubuntu ~8,9). Mainly the issue is with my ...
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How to get my bluetooth-enabled phone to pipe its audio through my Ubuntu machine?

Getting this set up was relatively simple on Windows, but I can't quite figure out how to go about doing it in Ubuntu. My phone is paired with the Ubuntu machine, and I simply want to pipe the audio ...
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Can I default Bluetooth to off on my laptop Lenovo T61 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Deactivate Bluetooth on startup After every boot Bluetooth is on by default. I only very occasionally use Bluetooth so I would really like this to be defaulted to off but ...
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How do I connect to my Bluetooth headset?

I have an ACER C7 Chromebook with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Also I have two apps installed Bluetooth Manager and Bluetooth. I am trying to connect MEElectronics AF9-BK Air-Fi Stereo Bluetooth ...
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How to find out if I'm using Bluetooth 3.0 + HS

I recently bought a Hama bluetooth 3.0+HS dongle. I'm using it with my Ubuntu 10.04. Ubuntu recognizes the dongle and I am able to set up BT devices. But how can I check whether it is actually using ...
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Dell Upgrade to 13.04 & 13.10 No wifi, graphic card driver and bluetooth Problem?

(Dell inspiron m5040 Upgrade to 12.04 LTS from 11.10 wifi wont work and has two bluetooth icons?) Old title of post! No Wifi/Bluetooth Problem. "Both Fixed", see below comments for bluetooth fix and ...
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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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How do I wake from sleep using a bluetooth Keyboard

I have a Mac book pro, and a Henge dock. The dock is nothing more then a holder that allows you to easily plug in a few devices so you can "dock" your MBP. I also have a Apple wireless keyboard. The ...
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How to Send Files to My Computer via Bluetooth?

I can pair my HTC One X with Ubuntu, but I can't send any files to my computer from my phone. Every time I try my phone reports the transfer failed and I never get prompted by the computer to accept ...
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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. ...