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

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does bluetooth work with any softphone? any distro?

does anyone anywhere on any distro have bluetooth working with a softphone? it worked in lubuntu saucy in early 2014, still looking for a working setup since. plain alsa would be preferable, if ...
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bluetooth mouse disconnects

I'm using Debian Jessie (testing). I have a bluetooth mouse (Microsoft Sculpt Comfort) and I can pair it and use it ok, but after some time of inactivity (around 10 minutes) it stops working, I have ...
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PulseAudio does not recognise Bluetooth after discovery

I'm trying to use a Bluetooth speaker with my Lubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS). The bluetooth device itself is connected and I get the following lines from pulseaudio in vvvv mode: D: [pulseaudio] ...
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Unable to connect Ubuntu 14.04 to audio bluetooth device

On Ubuntu 14.04 I am trying to connect to a bluetooth device, in order to redirect the audio output to that device. In the Ubuntu Menu bar the connection to this device is 'on', but when I click on ...
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Fedora 20 bluetooth is not working

I am not able to connect my Cell phone to F20 using Blue tooth. It is not allowing me to turn on the visibility icon in the blue tooth wizard. Can anybody help me out ???
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Pulseaudio complains about a lack of “org.bluez” and does not play any sound. How to fix?

My pulseaudio (5.0) on arch (Linux 3.17.2-1-ARCH) does not play any sound. When running the daemon explicitly as pulseaudio -vvvv --log-target=stderr, I get the error message GetManagedObjects() ...
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Bluetoothctl: No default controller available

I'm having issues connecting my Logitech K810 Bluetooth keyboard in Debian Jessie with BlueZ version 5.23-1, kernel 3.16.0-4. The keyboard works fine most of the time but sometimes it doesn't work at ...
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Cannot connect PC and Android through bluetooth

I want to create a simple client/server app using bluetooth. I want to use an android as client and a Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 64 bit as server. I found and adapted this script : import os import ...
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Lenovo bluetooth mouse on Mint

FIXED NOW: Had to go in pin-settings I'm on Linux Mint 16. For some reason, my bluetooth mouse is not pairing. (first time I tried). On Windows 10 installation on the same computer, it works ...
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Of what is this version of?

I am trying to debug an application running in embedded linux. The application uses qt-mobility. On my PC, it works fine, but not on my device. When I start my application, I get this message in the ...
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hciconfig -a Connection timed out (110) , bluez, btusb - Bluetooth Not Working

I am experiencing this issue on my raspberry pi. After a while of my python program running, it seems like one (or more) of the bluetooth adapters will "lock up" and hciconfig -a will output: : ...
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How do I direct my audio to a bluetooth device?

I have successfully paired my "headset" (actually its a speaker) with KDE. Now where can I go to tell it to send audio to the speaker. My multimedia settings don't seem to list the device as an ...
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How to test remote loop back in bluetooth

I have small in-house device running on linux platform with bluez libraries. I have created a sco connection with Jaber Easygo device and everything works as expected. I mean I can play music on my ...
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how to put bluetooth in test mode

I need to write a program( c/C++) to place the bluetooth( tester ) in testing mode i.e loop back mode and when DUT( device under test) is connected the tester will loop back all the packets via ...
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Bluetooth manager window won't open

I'm using a USB Bluetooth dongle on my Raspberry Pi. So far I managed to connect the device and pair it using the terminal. Yet the desktop/GUI Bluetooth manager won't open. I can see the icon on the ...
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How to Pair BOSE SoundLink (Bluetooth) using Pulseaudio in Linux Mint Debian Edition?

Been having problems with pairing and maintaining conected my bluetooth speaker, finally after reading and reading, found some steps to achieve it. Please read ahead.
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Where did pand go?

Most guides on setting up a Bluetooth access point use a program named "pand" to do so. Seemingly, this program was dropped in bluez5. How can PAN be set up without it?
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how to test sco packets in bluetooth

Issue : Monitor sco packets between master and slave bluetooth. Description of problem. I have small in-house Bluetooth device (developed in Linux fedora OS) and is configured as slave device. I am ...
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How to use INSIGNIA USB bluetooth adapter on Debain (Kali Linux)?

I've just purchased a USB Bluetooth adapter for my computer the brand is Insignia and I was wondering if it's possible to use it on Debian (Kali Linux)? Ok I got it to recoginze the usb device by ...
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Connecting usb keyboard, bluez-simple-agent missing

I'm attempting to connect my Logitech k810 usb keyboard to my Debian Jessie machine. Connecting using this guide has worked well in the past. The problem is that a step in the guide requires the ...
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How can I debug why my built-in bluetooth is not working?

I would like to see bluetooth devices over my computer. I have a Asus x79 Deluxe which supports Bluetooth 4.0. It would be nice if that worked under Linux. I have installed the following packages: ...
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Kali Linux - “package has no installation candidate” (also thinkpad-acpi)

I was trying to install the thinkpad-acpi package unsuccesfully, since it had not found the directories needed at all. (no such file or directory response after running the cat ...
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Bluetooth troubles with AR3012 on Gentoo

I'm using Linux 3.14.14-gentoo with BT_ATH3K enabled. I've downloaded the latest linux-firmware from Portage (20131230), and bluez-5.21-r1. My Bluetooth device is an AR3012 according to lsusb: Bus ...
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Is bluetooth keyboard associated with `stdin`?

I know that keyboard is standard input and is referred by the stdin file. I sometimes use a Bluetooth(BT) keyboard when working on my laptop. Both keyboards, my laptop keyboard as well as the BT ...
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closing socket after forcing terminal close

I'm running Bluetooth socket server, this server is listening to incoming connection. but I forced the terminal close ctrl + Z . after that the server is not listeing any more and show me the output ...
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Bluetooth Device not working debian wheezy

i just installed debian wheezy on msi cx640dx. my bluetooth device not working. here is some information. Kernel version: $uname -r 3.2.0-4-amd64 when i use hcitool dev it don't show any device. ...
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Making udev rule for bluetooth keyboard

I'm using a logitech k810 bluetooth keyboard with my laptop running Debian Wheezy. (I got the keyboard working by following this guide.) By default the F1-12 keys are multimedia keys unless the FN ...
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Python3 error “no module named bluetooth” on Linux Mint

I am trying to connect my Lenovo S10E to a Nintendo Wiimote via bluetooth. I am using a simple Python script, reproduced below. I am calling it from the Linux Mint (version 16, "Petra") command line ...
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Bluetooth headset profile not working with recent kernel

I have a Plantronics 590 bluetooth headset (the type probably does not matter, but I have no alternative to test). Using the old 3.02 I was able to use this via pulseaudio. With the current ...
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RFCOMM device seems to be missing (dev/rfcomm0)

I am trying to send and receive serial commands over bluetooth. I have installed pyBluez library. The issue is that while the rfcomm.conf exists there is no rfcomm0 in /dev/ directory. I rebooted but ...
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Strange behaviour using serial port and bluetooth

I'm trying to connect via serial port, a wearable device to a processing IDE using a Bluetooth connection on Linux Mint. I've got the connection part working, but the problem is that the connection is ...
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Bluetooth mouse disconnects every ~30 seconds

I am running Linux Mint 16 Petra, and I have a Bluetooth mouse that I would like to use with it. Unfortunately, the mouse disconnects around every 30 seconds and has to be rebooted by physically ...
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Using UART bluetooth module via hciattach

I have a bluetoothmodule here on my UART and would like to use it via hciattach. It is a KC21v6.3 Module from kc-Wirefree. As far I found out, it has a CSR-Chip on it. So is tried the following: # ...
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Bluetooth (A2DP) Audio input device

I use my Ubuntu (13.10) laptop as an A2DP (Bluetooth audio) sink for my Android phones. The music I play on my phones is sent to the laptop and is heard through laptop speakers. Now I'm trying to ...
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How can I prevent my bluetooth keyboard from sleeping?

I like to type using a bluetooth keyboard. After about 5 or 10 minutes of being idle, the keyboard seems to go to sleep. Once the keyboard is asleep, there is a 5 to 10 between the next key press ...
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Why can't I connect to my Linux bluetooth serial port?

I have a USB bluetooth dongle on a Linux 3.12.5 ARM system. I've been attempting to make a bluetooth serial connection from my android phone to the USB dongle on Linux. I've referenced this question ...
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How to send/receive Messages on RFCOMM Terminal

I have connected to another Bluetooth device via RFCOMM. Now i want to send/receive Messages, but just typing them into the Console won't send them.. where to do that?
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Disable PIN request for pairing on Raspbian

I'm running a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian Wheezy. I have a BT (Bluetooth) dongle attached to one of the USB ports (I have a model B RPi), I've downloaded and installed the following packages: ...
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Bluetooth: Unable to connect internet on laptop from Nokia N73

Earlier I had been doing Internet on laptop after connecting my Nokia N73 to laptop via bluetooth. But I'm not clear as to what happened a day that after that time I couldn't connect via bluetooth. ...
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udev rule for bluetooth device(logitec)

I want to write udev rule for a Logitec Bluetooth. My keyboard and mouse connect to PC as one Bluetooth device. When I monitor udev, I see there are separate events for keyboard and mouse. I want to ...
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How to get rid of the *Personal File Sharing* bar in Nautilus?

I just moved from Ubuntu to Debian Wheezy and I thought I'd be finally free of all the unnecessary clutter. I guess I was wrong. Here is the situation: In the Downloads folder, Nautilus displays the ...
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Bluetooth controller worked on Ubuntu 10.10, but not on later versions

I am trying to get a Bluetooth controller working that has a touchpad, keyboard, mediabuttons etc. In recent versions of Linux, the keyboard and mediabuttons work, but the touchpad does not, however ...
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How do I process the output of obexpushd?

I am using obexpushd to accept files from paired bluetooth devices. I need to extract the MAC addresses from the output of obexpushd to find out which file has been sent by which device. This ...
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How to enable bluetooth in Ubuntu 13.10?

Before updating ubuntu to it's current version, bluetooth used to work just fine. But, now I've been facing problem regarding this bluetooth setting. While adding devices,it keeps on searching but ...
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Connect to a Bluetooth device via Terminal

I'm using Mint 15 w/ cinammon. I bought a set of bluetooth speakers and i'm tring to connect to them via terminal. Via GUI i can see them normally and i am connected to them. I want to make a small ...
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Bluetooth LE scan as non root?

To perform a scan for bluetooth LE devices hcitool apparently requires root privileges. For normal users the output is following: $ hcitool lescan Set scan parameters failed: Operation not permitted ...
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Why is bluetooth-agent getting stuck on authorizing?

I am trying to manually connect between my laptop and phone. I have bluez-utils version 4.98-2ubuntu7 installed. When I run the agent on the terminal, I get: asheesh@U32U:~$ sudo bluetooth-agent 4835 ...
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Low-level bluetooth utility

What's a bluetooth utility for Linux that will let me pair and unpair devices, display messages coming from a device, send messages to a device (hopefully done using the filesystem!), and set any ...
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No bluetooth adapters found: how to get rid of this error message? [closed]

I am unable to enable bluetooth on my laptop. I am using Ubuntu13.04. I go to settings>Hardware>Bluetooth Then I see what the below screen shot shows: I am unable to get rid of this error: No ...
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How do I connect and send data to a bluetooth serial port on Linux?

I'm trying to setup a virtual serial port though a USB-Bluetooth adapter on Linux and send a message to it through an Android device. I'm on kernel 3.6. I'm able to pair to the device successfully ...