A protocol used for low-range, low-power, low-speed communication between devices (phones, keyboard, mice etc...).

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Detect bluetooth button press in terminal

I have a bluetooth earpiece samsung HM1100 and im trying to detect its button press in terminal. I have tried this, but hcitool scan is not detecting my earpiece. But it detects other laptops. Is ...
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Kali: Bluetooth adapter is not working

My Bluetooth adapter is not working. I tried to connect to my device using graphical interface, but the button connects not working. So, I had to use command line, but this time I get the error: root ...
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Using Bluetooth inside a netns

Is there a way to use Bluetooth inside a network namespace? For some reason, almost no program is able to work with Bluetooth devices at all. To simplify, here are the (almost) last lines from strace ...
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Problem with bt-autoconnect 1.0.2 on Debian (raspberry pi 2 Jessie )

Sorry to ask it here, but I tried to run bt-autoconnect v 1.0.2 on Debian but it seems the my Bluetooth dongle is not detected. It's a CSR v4.0 dongle. Since it is not detected, it doesn't connect to ...
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Broadcom Bluetooth adapter: ID 0a5c:2148 Broadcom Corp. BCM92046DG-CL1ROM Bluetooth 2.1 Adapter

I have this dongle for a while now and it never really worked. At first it wasn't even recognized, and now it pretends to work, so progress is being made... I do have another dongle and that works, so ...
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CLI connection from Raspberry Pi3 to bluetooth in solar PV inverter

I am new to bluetooth & trying to learn more so I can connect to my inverter. We have been able to use various command-line tools to: - scan & find my bluetooth mac address. - browse the mac ...
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Raspberry Pi bluetooth keyboard not responding

I am running Debian Jessie on a Raspberry Pi (specifically 2 B model) and I have bluetooth working and a generic bluetooth keyboard paired and connected. Even so, nothing that I type on the kb will ...
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Pair with another computer using Bluetooth LE (+ select pairing mod)

I have 2 computers running Ubuntu 14.04. How can I pair the 2 computers using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and be able to select the pairing mode used. (Among NC, OOB, Passkey Entry and Just Works.)
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Bluetooth adapter not found Ubuntu 14.04

I know this has been asked a lot, but I have tried almost every possible answer and it still isn't working. I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus C300 chromebook through crouton, and I can't ...
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Linux Mint - No Sound

I'm currently using Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa and when I installed it in the first place months ago the sound and everything worked fine. It still does in fact, the problem is that none of the system sound ...
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Bluetooth/WiFi Problems in Linux Mint

Recently I installed Linux Mint 17.3 on a Lenovo laptop. I discovered initially that it couldn't detect wireless networks because my wifi card chipset is currently not supported, which I decided to ...
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Connect to two bluetooth audio sinks

I have two bluetooth audio receivers, one in the living room, and one in my bedroom. I connect to those from my laptop. Both receivers are visible from most places in my house. My plan is that I ...
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Trying to connect HL-Z300 headset on Ubuntu 15.10

I recently purchased this cheap bluetooth thingy from a Chinese manufacturer that basically is a clip-on headset with built-in microphone and with a optional audio jack plug for earphones. It ...
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Debian8(jessie) doesn't detect bluetooth

when i use hcitool dev sudo hcitool dev Devices: rfkill list 0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: acer-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no ...
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what exactly is the role of device driver in the bluetooth stack (bluez or bluedroid)

I have a bluetooth USB dongle and I wish to get a grasp of what the USB device driver that will be assigned to the bluetooth USB dongle will do and which part of the bluetooth stack it will cover. I ...
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How to pair and do data transfer to mobile from embedded linux board using bluez?

We are using Bluez stack in our our embedded linux boards for attached wifi chip on UART interface. Now we are able to scan and get the device name using hcitool. Now need to pair the device with the ...
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Connect bluetooth mouse Mint/Ubuntu

My bluetooth mouse I'm trying to connect this mouse by blueman device manager on mint 17.3 (kernel 4.4.4) I tried few different solutions in internet, but no success. On Windows 10 everything works ...
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Magic Mouse keeps disconnecting

I am using a bluetooth Apple Magic Mouse under KDE on Fedora 23, and it keeps disconnecting (or rather, becoming unresponsive until it reconnects). The disconnection frequency increases after the ...
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Bluetooth mouse disconnect when Iceweasel loads YouTube… but also does not reconnect

The reason this is such an issue is that the mouse also refuses to reconnect automatically. There is obviously some other process creating the disconnect coincidence though, but it works every time I ...
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Bluetooth not functioning in Lenovo y50-70

I am using Linux Mint 17.3 and eventhough the bluetooth icon appears and am able to toggle the bluetooth on/off still no device appears when scanning. The output of commands: $ lsusb Bus 004 Device ...
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Use Unified Remote on Fedora over Bluetooth

Unified remote server works perfectly with one error Bluedtooth: Could not connect to SDP. I tried running sdptool browse local and it claims Failed to connect to SDP server on FF:FF:FF:00:00:00: No ...
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Bluetooth trouble after upgrading to Linux Mint 17.3

I recently upgraded to LinuxMint 17.3 from 17.1 and bluetooth appears not to work correctly. When I try to search for devices to pair, my CPU usage gets to 100% and my HP-Notebook PC freezes for some ...
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Bluetooth dongle suddenly dissapears

A bluetooth dongle attached to my banana pi suddenly dissapears from the usb devices list. Lsusb doesnt show it at all, but maybe this is interesting, a piece from dmesg: [ 14.777099] udevd[167]: ...
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Most clean way running PulseAudio as system service with bluetooth (blueZ)

I've running a raspberry pi with fhem (home automation software) and some hardware modules controlling / reading devices like sensors. Now, my next "challenge" is implement voice recognition for ...
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Barebone Linux Bluetooth pairing

I have a small embedded ARM box, without any KVM, just a serial console, Net and a Bluetooth USB dongle. System is autocompiled using Buildroot framework and reasonably working. I can access the box ...
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Polling for a Bluetooth Button Push

I have a bluetooth button that I have successfully paired several times with various raspberry pi's and linux boxes. The button works as a unique doorbell and various other applications, but I have ...
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Error when trying to connect to bluetooth speaker: `org.bluez.Error.Failed`

I'm running Debian Jessie 8.2. I have a bluetooth USB dongle connected to my machine. I run sudo bluetoothctl -a then do the following: [NEW] Controller 5C:F3:70:6B:57:60 debian [default] Agent ...
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can't get bluetooth to work from a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS derivative running Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” MATE Desktop

dmesg | grep -i blue resulting output from code above is the following [ 31.686537] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.20 [ 31.686599] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized [ ...
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USB Bluetooth dongle not working

I am struggling to get my bluetooth adapter work on my Linux desktop. I see it when I plug it in, but basically, nothing else works correctly: $ lsusb Bus 002 Device 006: ID 0a12:0002 Cambridge ...
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Send a message to a “screen” to be received by a device on /dev

My question may looks trivial... But it's because despite of my long experience of linux/unix/osx systems, I found myself lacking some basic notions. I created a little bluetooth/arduino switch to ...
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Bluetooth Pairing on Dual boot of Windows & Linux Mint/Ubuntu - Stop having to Pair Devices

When switching from Windows 7 or Windows 10 to Linux Mint/Ubuntu, you may find yourself having to pair your device again. This will happen every time you enter Ubuntu. Now, how do you prevent this? ...
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Audio and Network over Bluetooth

I'm putting together a car computer system using a Raspberry Pi 2, and I was wondering if there is a way to set up a Bluetooth dongle on the Pi so that whenever my cellphone (Moto G2 running 5.0.2) is ...
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Force Broadcom bluetooth to see wlan0 in down state

I`m running a 64bit Arch Linux on an old Dell Laptop. The wireless hardware, unfortunately, is from Broadcom (BCM4312 LP-PHY for wifi and BCM2046B1 for bluetooth). A Lenovo bluetooth mouse works and ...
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cannot get A2DP mode work with my bluetooth headphones on Gnome

In Gnome, while I can connect my bluetooth headphones in HFP/HSP mode, I can't get them to connect in A2DP mode which is what I need. Surprisingly, I can connect it in A2DP mode in KDE in just one ...
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Read single line from device at /dev/input/event0

When using "cat /dev/input/event0 | hexdump", I get a stream of data from the joystick that won't end until I use Ctrl-C to interrupt it. I want to get a single line of data I can use in a script I ...
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apt-get install bluez only installing documentation

I've been struggling for the past two days to get my Bluetooth keyboard to work with my Raspberry Pi 2, with Kali 2.0 installed (I have gotten Adafruit's PiTFT software from ...
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How do I browse files/music after connecting my iPhone5s to Debian via `bluetoothctl`?

I want to browse files (including music) on my iPhone5s from my PC, which is running Debian 8.2 "Jessie" with MATE desktop environment. I ran sudo apt-get install bluetoothctl, then after I run ...
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Does the systemd unit bluetooth.service drain battery?

As in the title, I was curious about the following: does the activation of systemd units drains a significant amount of battery power? Take bluetooth.service as an example, is it a bad idea if I ...
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Bluetooth doesn't work (Debian)?

I'm trying to connect via bluetooth my laptop (wich is a Samsung RV420 wth Windows 7 originally, now using Linux, Debian 8.2 Jessie) and my Samsung Galaxy s3 mini phone with Android Both devices ...
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Is there any way to syncronize notifications between a Linux desktop and iOS?

I use notify-send and dunst for my notification system on my desktop. After a research, I found out that there are a few commercial solutions for sending push notifications to iOS devices, and I even ...
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Poor signal on bluetooth

I'm having some difficulties with my Bluetooth keyboard on Arch Linux. Using these other OS's, no problems with the range of Bluetooth, range: about 6 meters: Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8.1, 64-bit ...
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Bluetooth not working (No Adapters Available) in fedora-22(KDE)

I have installed fedora22 KDE on my HP15 ac082-TX notebook, and I found that bluetooth is not working. When I enable bluetooth, it shows 'No Adapters Available'. Is there any way to install bluetooth ...
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Bluetooth scan does not find any bluetooth device

I am running Linux Mint 17.2 64bit on a Acer Aspire-VN7-791G. Bluetooth seems to be working - at least I can turn it on - but when scanning for other devices nothing is found. lspci returns the ...
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How to prevent bluetooth audio skipping with the A2DP profile on Arch Linux?

I am experiencing quite heavy audio skipping when streaming audio to my bluetooth speaker (Sony SRS-X3) using pulseaudio and Arch Linux on a T430. I think it is related to a known bug [1]. The speaker ...
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I have two usb bluetooth adapters one doesn't work (hci1) but seems to be the default. How do I disable it so I can use the other one (hci0)?

I am using Mint 17 Cinnamon. I have two usb bluetooth adapters one (built-in) doesn't work (hci1) but seems to be the default. How do I disable it so I can use the other one (hci0 a Dongle)? rkill ...
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Set up bluetooth keyboard to enter disk encryption password

How can I set up a bluetooth keyboard, so that I can use it to enter the disk encryption key, so that my encrypted linux system boots.
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Bluetooth activated after resuming from suspend

After resuming from suspend, gnome 3 activates "graphically" the bluetooth i.e. bluetooth service is still disabled but the icon of the bluetooth is present if I click on the top right of the screen ...
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gnome-bluetooth not working properly

I want to connect my headset via bluetooth on Debian 8. I run from terminal systemctl enable bluetooth systemctl start bluetooth Then I use gnome-bluetooth, I see the device and try to connect, ...
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debian jessie backports wifi and bluetooth

I am running debian 8 and I need to update bluez and the debian kernel. Bluez needs to be above 5.23 to get a bluetooth with LE or smart bluetooth device to work. I am on a mac and I need to install ...
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How to connect to Bluetooth headset on Debian 8.1

I have a Bluetooth headset Suicen AX610. My system is Debian 8.1. I want to do run my headset, but I can't. The debian 8.1 can find the headset, But, the debian 8.1 can't pairing the headset, ...