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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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Automatically switch sound output device to Bluetooth headset & force to A2DP profile on connection

Using Mint 17 + MATE here. My bluetooth headset (Plantronics Backbeat Go2) is connected just fine with my system, but there are several manual steps I have to take to make this work that I would very ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Extract Bluetooth MAC Address: hcitool dev

I have to extract from the command hcitool dev only the MAC address of the bluetooth dongle. Output of hcitool dev is: Devices: hci0 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx I write this output to a file and try to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...