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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Won't standby, usb_bluetooth refusing to freeze

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca on a Yoga Pro laptop. The laptop will only go into standby once and then will not until it is restarted. When attempting to standby it will freeze for 20 seconds ...
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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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Using bluez to access Bluetooth Low Energy devices?

I would like to connect to a Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE, Bluetooth Smart) device using a linux box with bluez and a bluetooth dongle. I have Orico BTA-402 dongle with CSR chipset; Ubuntu 14.04. I ...
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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 firmware not loading for Intel 7260 [solved]

I recently installed a Intel 7260 wireless module in the pcie slot of my ASUS N550jv CN270H laptop. The idea was to get bluetooth and wifi working flawlessly, as the originally installed atheros card ...
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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 option....
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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 /proc/acpi//ibm/...
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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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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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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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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 http://adafruit-download....
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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 perfectly....
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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 ...