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No sound from bluetooth headset, but it's detected

I have a Bluetooth headset connected to my computer. The buttons play/pause/volume are working fine, but I have no sound in the headset. It only works in the speaker of the computer. In fact, I played ...
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Bluetooth - Connection Failed: blueman.bluez.errors.DBusFailedError: Protocol Not available

I'm trying to add a BlueParrott B-250XT+ bluetooth headset on a Thinkpad X230 tablet running Ubuntu 16.04 with its hardware bluetooth adapter. The adapter works - meaning it detects/sees the headset. ...
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Can I use my computer as an A2DP receiver / bluetooth speaker?

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 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 an MEElectronics AF9-BK Air-Fi Stereo Bluetooth ...
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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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16.04 Can't use bluetooth A2DP headphones, pairs but does not connect. Logs inside

First of, I have tried following both of these: https://vilimpoc.org/blog/2016/04/30/ubuntu-16-04-bluetooth-speakers/ and PulseAudio can not load bluetooth module 15.10/16.04/16.10 When I try to ...
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bluez5 : Cannot connect to a paired bluetooth device on Ubuntu 17.10

I'm using bluez v5.46 on Ubuntu 17.10 and I cannot connect to a paired bluetooth device. Here is the output of the bluetoothctl command : $ bluetoothctl [NEW] Controller 6C:0B:84:27:43:66 ...
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How to get Bose Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Working

I've been struggling now for hours to setup my Bluetooth Audio connection to Bose Soundlink Mini. I can add the device and pair it but when I try to connect via GUI it always disconnects automatically....
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How do I play through bluetooth headphones?

I am trying to connect my Bose Quiet Comfort to my laptop via bluetooth. I am able to connect and pair these headphones to my phone without issues as I would any other wireless Bluetooth device. ...
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How to fix error "pa_context_connect() failed: Connection refused" with bluetooth?

On Ubuntu 14.04 I have sometimes problems to connect to a bluetooth device (audio sink). Sometime it works, sometimes it does not work. I have followed the solution given here and looked at this ...
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Bluetooth issues Ubuntu 16.04

I upgraded from 15.xx to 16.04 and I have an issue with my bluetooth. I can connect to the bluetooth device but I can't select it in the sound settings. I've searched the forums but I couldn't find ...
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Bluetooth speaker doesn't pair in ubuntu 16.04

I am running ubuntu 16.04 and a average ubuntu user and its my first post in askubuntu :) I have Sony HT-CT80 bluetooth speaker and I am trying to connect it via bluetooth. It shows in bluetooth ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 cannot connect to soundlink revolve

I have a Bose revolve sound link that I would like to connect but it cannot seem to be seen as a audio output device in the sound settings. The bluetooth manager can find it: Based on some similar ...
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15.10, Broadcom BCM4352 Jaybird X2 headset pairing problem

Ubuntu 15.10 kernel 4.2.0-22-generic bluez 5.35-0ubuntu2 Dell m3800, Broadcom BCM4352 wifi/bt module I followed other instructions on this help site for getting a proper driver installed for my ...
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All other bluetooth audio devices work except Nothing ear(1) tws on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I am able to connect my TWS(Nothing ear 1) to Ubuntu but they are not detected as audio devices. It works fine for all other speakers and bluetooth headphones. What might be the issue?
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