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I am having issues trying to connect to a Bose bluetooth speaker. It can be successfully paired but won`t connect.

lsusb output:

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0489:e036 Foxconn / Hon Hai 
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 174f:144d Syntek 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0eef:7902 D-WAV Scientific Co., Ltd 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 15d9:0a4c Trust International B.V. USB+PS/2 Optical Mouse
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

lspci output:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
02:00.0 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd MMC/SD Host Controller (rev 07)
02:00.1 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Device e232 (rev 04)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 07)
  • What is your Ubuntu version? Kernel version? Do other bluetooth devices work well? – Pilot6 Jun 9 '15 at 20:40
  • Ubuntu 14.04 - 64bits, kernel: 3.13.0-53-generic, I can transfer files from/to my phone. Suspect it is something to do with pulseaudio bluetooth-module – Thiago Petrone Jun 9 '15 at 20:43
  • Your bluetooth adapter is supported with this kernel. I will post a link with solution. – Pilot6 Jun 9 '15 at 20:44
  • possible duplicate of How to get Bose Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Working – Pilot6 Jun 9 '15 at 20:44
  • used to work fine (I know how to operate it), uninstalling blueman didn`t solve, every dependency installed – Thiago Petrone Jun 9 '15 at 20:47
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Run these commands:

sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover

Then try deleting/removing the device from bluetooth devices and pair it again.

I tried this and it worked

  • to make it work had to do usermod -a -G bluetooth pulse – melkyades Sep 11 '17 at 12:13
  • worked immediately! Thanks! – Nikhil VJ Sep 9 '19 at 19:21
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Found this thread in another forum that solved for me: Bluetooth a2dp not working (connection logs incl)

  • I ended up making a clean install and the problem was solved. I am not able to test this solution anymore. Thanks anyway! – Thiago Petrone Jun 1 '16 at 17:55

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