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

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Bluetooth Visibility Crashes UI on Linux Mint

I'm running a Lenovo laptop. I have had driver problems for a while now, and am planning to perform a re-install of Linux Mint when I have the time and I can make sure that it won't interfere with my ...
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Why is my Bluetooth on a RTL8723BE not working?

I'm using Debian, a Realtek RTL8723BE Wificard with Bluetooth and the firmware from https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/tree/rtl_bt. But if I run hcitool ...
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Bluetooth not showing on Dell inspiron 14r N4010 running linux mint 17.2

Wifi works fine, but when I try to use bluetooth, it says "No bluetooth adapters found". I have Bluetooth turned on in the BIOS, and I know that my wireless card supports Bluetooth.Here's my laptop's ...
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Connect Logitech MX900 keyboard

My Logitech hardware Bluetooth hub suddenly stopped working, so I am trying to connect the Logitech MX900 Mouse and Keyboard units directly to my Samsung 900X laptop runnning Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca. ...
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How to catch my bluetooth service events

I have usb bluetooth device which is using btusb 0.6 module (driver). The thing is I am interested to know is: how is the systemctl start bluetooth.service event invoked? I was looking info about ...
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Pipe gzip output to Bluetooth transfer?

How do I pipe gzip output to Bluetooth transfer? I am able to send send file over Bluetooth using this command: bluetooth-sendto --device=12:23:35:96:45:45 file.tar However, piping gzip didn't ...
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Send message to Android phone using bluetooth

I have a Raspberry Pi which you can assume to be just a Linux machine. It runs BlueZ and is successfully paired with my Android phone. What I want to do is, my Python program should be able to send a ...
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Touchpad was disabled after plugging a Bluetooth mouse in and back out

I have installed Arch Linux on my computer (Asus K53SV) and everything works well. But after I plug in my Bluetooth mouse, which is a Logitech M215, then the touchpad is disabled, except for the left ...
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Bluetooth mouse paring in Linux Mint Cinnamon

I'm having an hard time trying to pair my Apple magic mouse on Mint Cinnamon... keyboard pairing was fast and dead simple, but due to a weird behavior in the gui I'm not able to enter the code for ...
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bluetooth name change to default after a while

I have three connected bluetooth dongles and I want to give each of these specific names. I tested these solutions : add PRETTY_HOSTNAME=MY_NAME to /etc/machine-info edit /etc/bluetooth/main.conf ...
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_Robust_ bluetooth serial port console/tty

I've managed to create and connect to a console via bluetooth, as is described in many Q&A's FAQs Guides etc found via a google search. Briefly, in sudo mode, /usr/sbin/hciconfig hci0 piscan ...
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Bluetooth keyboard not showing up in /dev/input

I've just installed an Apple Wireless keyboard on a Debian system. I used this guide and only console tools — no X on that machine yet. The keyboard works fine. Now I want to remap a right Cmd key ...
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Unable to connect debian to android via bluetooth

I want to connect my android phone to my debian computer. And to be able to play audio from my phone through the laptops speakers. I have been able to do so in the past on Ubuntu and ElementaryOS ...
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Bluetooth Dongle Connection refused .

I have a bluetooth dongle (something that costs around $2) from which I want to send serial data to my android phone. i have installed : sudo apt-get install bluetooth bluez-utils blueman on ...
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obexftp return code 97

I have been trying to send a file with bluetooth from my raspberry to my phone. I tried to use obexftp to do this but it gave me the return code 97. I have not been able to find out what this code ...
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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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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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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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Kali Linux - “package has no installation candidate” (also thinkpad-acpi)

I was trying to install the thinkpad-acpi package unsuccessfully, 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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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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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: 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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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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rfkill unblock bluetooth is timing out

I'm creating a Bluetooth script that controls every aspect of the Bluetooth experience with headphones. As part of this I want to reset the Bluetooth adapter. I'm using: rfkill block bluetooth ...
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USB Dongle Not Working - Debian Wheezy, Cambridge Silicon Radio

I can't get my USB dongle to recognise my USB keyboard. I have tried both on Windows and they work suggesting it is a linux issue. The scan function simply never finds the keyboard. Also, hciconfig ...
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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 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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Connect to a watch via bluetooth

I know this is a very specific question, but maybe this is something easier that what I think, so it is worth asking here: How can I connect to a watch via bluetooth, and get the data it holds ...
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What is the kernel command line to disable bluetooth in /etc/default/grub?

What is the kernel command line to completely disable bluetooth in /etc/default/grub? I don't have it, don't need it, don't want it, complete waste of resources.
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How to find out Bluez version from command line?

I am using some custom Linux distribution without any UI. I would like to find out the Bluez version through the command-line. How can this be done?
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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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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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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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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, ...
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bluetooth file transfer issue in Debian Jessie

I've got a problem with the bluetooth file transfer, my Jessie linux box denies accepting files via BT, and I don't know why: sysconfig log doesn't return any error. The local service config dialog ...
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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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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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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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Bluetooth doesn't show up, Linaro

rfkill list all Shows: 0: fxi_c210-bt: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no And hcitool dev shows nothing except: Devices: Bluetooth didn't work, but at some start it didn't ...
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Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse T630 strange behavior

I'm using a Bluetooth Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse T630 on linux (Arch linux with GS 3.x). It works fine 90% of the time. Then suddenly it happens that it starts sending strange inputs like if I'm ...
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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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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.)