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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Does the systemd unit bluetooth.service drain battery?

As in the title, I was curious about the following: does the activation of systemd units drains a significant amount of battery power? Take bluetooth.service as an example, is it a bad idea if I ...
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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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Bluetooth doesn't work (Debian)?

I'm trying to connect via bluetooth my laptop (wich is a Samsung RV420 wth Windows 7 originally, now using Linux, Debian 8.2 Jessie) and my Samsung Galaxy s3 mini phone with Android Both devices ...
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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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Poor signal on bluetooth

I'm having some difficulties with my Bluetooth keyboard on Arch Linux. Using these other OS's, no problems with the range of Bluetooth, range: about 6 meters: Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8.1, 64-bit ...
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Bluetooth not working (No Adapters Available) in fedora-22(KDE)

I have installed fedora22 KDE on my HP15 ac082-TX notebook, and I found that bluetooth is not working. When I enable bluetooth, it shows 'No Adapters Available'. Is there any way to install bluetooth ...
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How to prevent bluetooth audio skipping with the A2DP profile on Arch Linux?

I am experiencing quite heavy audio skipping when streaming audio to my bluetooth speaker (Sony SRS-X3) using pulseaudio and Arch Linux on a T430. I think it is related to a known bug [1]. The speaker ...
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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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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 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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my bluetooth headset works, and linphone works, but not together

i have my headset working via bluez-alsa and ~/.asoundrc, and i have linphone working. can anyone clue me how to put 2+2 together and get linphone working through my headset? or any other softphone? ...
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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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Set up bluetooth keyboard to enter disk encryption password

How can I set up a bluetooth keyboard, so that I can use it to enter the disk encryption key, so that my encrypted linux system boots.
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Debian 8 Gnome 3 recognizes Bluetooth speaker as input device

I'm using Debian 8 with Gnome 3 on a laptop with the bluetooth that comes with the 7260ac wifi card. 50% of the time my Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker can connect with the laptop successfully ...
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debian jessie backports wifi and bluetooth

I am running debian 8 and I need to update bluez and the debian kernel. Bluez needs to be above 5.23 to get a bluetooth with LE or smart bluetooth device to work. I am on a mac and I need to install ...
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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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Setting up a single driver to be automatically compiled with DKMS from kernel tree

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 with the HWE from Vivid, meaning I'm running kernel 3.19 for now, until 15.10 hits and the kernel is made available through HWE. I'm on a MacBook Pro and my particular Bluetooth ...
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How to get notified of incoming calls on mobile phone on laptop?

The reason for this is that my phone will be in vibrate mode, and I almost always forget to switch back to "General" profile after I reach my room from class. Hence I miss a lot of phone calls when ...
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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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hcidump not acquiring data packets in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am trying to communicate between two bluetooth modules in two different Ubuntu 14.04 VMs. While the data is transmitted and received perfectly, the hcidump is not able to acquire that data. I also ...
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BLE notification data slows after a few seconds

I'm connecting to a BLE device designed for iOS devices (if that helps) which initially is fine and I'm getting the data at the desired frequency but after a few seconds it slows down to a crawl (this ...
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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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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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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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Bluez not installing on Debian unstable

I'm having trouble getting Debian from Wheezy to unstable. Everything went fine except for bluez package. If I check, it shows the following root@mydebian:/home/myuser# systemctl status ...
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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 ...