I have noticed, that although my "Bluetooth Headset" works perfectly fine, buttons on it, like Previous, Next, Play etc do not.

Why is that?


As of Ubuntu 10.04, uinput module that handles such buttons is not started by default. To fix the situation:

  1. Stop bluetooth service
    sudo service bluetooth stop
  2. Enable uinput module
    sudo modprobe uinput
  3. Start bluetooth service back again
    sudo service bluetooth start

That should fix the issue temporarily, until restart. To fix it permanently, run:

echo 'uinput' | sudo tee -a /etc/modules
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    worked for me in Ubuntu 14.04 – DmitrySandalov Apr 30 '14 at 8:10
  • Still needed and working in Kubuntu 18.04 – Lord_JABA Jun 29 '18 at 8:10
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    Still this works on Ubuntu 18, thanks. – Gaurav Gandhi Aug 24 '18 at 14:29

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