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

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How to set Bluetooth transmit power?

I am trying to set the (inquiry) transmit power of Bluetooth dongles with both Broadcom and CSR chipsets using hciconfig, e.g.: hciconfig hci0 inqtpl 3 But whatever valid parameter I pass, reading ...
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Debian Squeeze: connect to A2DP (bluetooth) through command line

I would like to turn my Lacie NAS into a A2DP bluetooth source, in order to stream audio to a bluetooth audio sink. The NAS runs Debian Squeeze in a chroot environment, and is connected to a Bluetooth ...
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Asus Bluetooth Dongle with Atheros (ath3k) chip - OpenSUSE - probe failed with error -5

I'm trying to use an Asus USB Bluetooth Dongle in OpenSUSE. Unfortunately when I plug it in, dmesg gives me the following output: usb 8-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3 usb ...
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Share files via bluetooth

I'd like to transfer files located on the harddrive of my laptop Acer Travelmate 4002 WLMi to my smartphone via bluetooth. My system is Ubuntu 12.04. I tried so far. $ sudo service bluetooth start ...
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Make bluetooth device invisible / disable incoming pairing

I am using the bluez package for my bluetooth usb dongle on ubuntu server. I want to be able to initiate bluetooth connection from the dongle to a device, however a device itself shall not be able to ...
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Bluetooth not working in fresh Mint Maya install

I have a fresh Mint Maya install (MATE WM). Out of the box, the bluetooth applet appeared on the taskbar, but it wouldn't launch. After an upgrade from apt, it doesn't even appear on the taskbar ...
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Start and stop bluetooth service automatically as rfkill switch changes

I would like to start / stop bluetooth service automatically when I turn on / off rfswitch, is that possible ?
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How to get my bluetooth keyboard to be recognized before log in?

Because I need to use my keyboard to log in, I would like my keyboard pair automatically, pre-log in. I am using Debian squeeze, and am new to linux. All tutorials I have found seem to require the ...
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Apple Bluetooth Keyboard

I have an Apple bluetooth keyboard and want to use it with Fedora 15. I turn on the bluetooth on the both devices. Click 'Setup new device' via Gnome3's GUI. The computer detects the keyboard but it ...
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Can i start bluetooth deamon without usb dongle connected?

I'm installing bluetooth for my debian installation (non desktop) and I wonder about the deamon. The guide states that in order to start it I have to type: /etc/init.d/bluetooth start but really, ...
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Linux: Apple Wireless A1314 Fn key not registered, looks like software bug

I'm trying to set up my Apple Wireless Keyboard with my Kubuntu systems. These are PC hardware powered by Intel Atom and Intel i5 respectively. The keyboard has a US keyboard layout and has model ...
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Bluetooth pairing hangs up the system in debian

Whenever I try to pair bluetooth in debian using bluetooth-agent command, the system hangs up and I am unable to do anything with it. When I ask for access from my remote laptop it gives the message ...
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Bluetooth card all of a sudden disappears?

I'm on a 2011 8,3 MacBook Pro running Ubuntu 11.10 amd64. I've been using the Bluetooth card in my machine perfectly for a long time. All of sudden, for no apparent reason, the Bluetooth device is ...
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Bluetooth was working but just stopped?

I recently upgraded to the latest FGLRX driver on my MacBook Pro and I noticed that Bluetooth was having some issues afterward. I tried reinstalling bluetooth and bluez, but it didn't seem to fix ...
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How to transfer files over bluetooth?

How can I connect my mobile phone and Lubuntu 11.10 laptop over bluetooth so that I can transfer files between them?
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Bluetooth auto-connect not going through

I finally got Bluetooth working on my late 2011 8,3 MacBook Pro running 11.10-amd64 Ubuntu. However, I'm having some weird problems that I've noticed were pretty global across what I was doing. ...
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BCM2046 Bluetooth on new 8,3 MacBook Pro

I recently was able to install and configure Ubuntu 11.10-amd64 on my new late 2011 8,3 MacBook Pro: $ sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name MacBookPro8,3 $ uname -a Linux work-macbook ...
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I want to use a bluetooth keyboard during initram

I use encryption on my hard drive. To boot I need to type a password during initram to decrypt the root partition. I'm running Archlinux on a tablet PC without physical keyboard (only Bluetooth). For ...
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Every time I restart my computer I need to restart Bluetooth service, how can I fix this?

Every time I turn on, restart or wake up my notebook or I have to restart my Bluetooth service in order for me to use it. But once I restart the service everything is fine. How can I delay the start ...
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How to make BT keyboard available at login and OS selection screens

Is it possible to have my bluetooth keyboard active before I enter into the desktop environment? I'm unable to type in my login and password at the login screen because the Debian hasn't associated ...
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Cannot pair my generic keyboard via automatic PIN

I am using Xubuntu, pure Xfce, 64-bit. The problem: I have tried 2 ways; both have failed for different reasons: (1) the commandline way (see below) fails because at no stage does it actually ask ...
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How do I make my USB Bluetooth dongle work? (Can't init device hci0: Connection timed out (110))

I have a USB bluetooth dongle: root@maiko-cce-lin:~# lsusb | grep Bluetooth Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) It rarely works, and when I do ...
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First steps: installing a compatible Bluetooth card to my laptop? [closed]

I'm looking to install a Bluetooth card to my laptop, as it currently doesn't have Bluetooth support and I'd like to get away from having to use an external USB dongle. I own a Gateway NV51 series ...
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Help in setting up internal Bluetooth card on Linux 2.6.38

I have a laptop that has a Bluetooth card in it, a Gateway NV series one. I'm trying to get it to turn on, as it currently isn't. The first time I booted after I wiped my drive and installed Linux ...
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How to connect two Linux computers with bluetooth?

I have 2 computers, both have Ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition installed. Both have bluetooth dangle, but the manufacturers are different. I want to connect the two computers and share the Internet ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 notification system area , many icons disappeared like network manager

When I restarted the computer I found no network icon. I tried to access internet but no connection was found. I also didn't have the Bluetooth, sound, battery, and power icon. Its really crazy that I ...
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How to ensure the bluetooth is switched off after boot up?

Please show me which magic button to press for the case where I'm tired of manually switching off the distracting bluetooth light on my laptop after every boot-up.