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

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Use desktop as bluetooth headset

My desktop's speaker is much better than my phones, so I want to use my desktop speakers in place of my cellphone's. It is inconvenient for me to use USB or the audio jack, so I am left with ...
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Why does pulseaudio handle the sound quality connection to a BT device?

I'm new to Linux and new to Bluetooth scripting too. What I have discovered so far is the following: Bluez is the default BT stack. BluezTools is a set of utilities you can use to more easily ...
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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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Bluez multiple audio sources

With the bluez stack, is it possible to connect multiple audio sources ? How ? If not is it possible by any other means ? If possible, is it possible to mix different bluetooth version like low-energy ...
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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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bluez paired but disconnected

I'm running bluez=4.99-2 on a Raspberry with Raspian installed and an old usb dongle 0a5c:200a Broadcom Corp. BCM2035. I use an Android device to connect to it, the dongle doesn't support sspmode so ...
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Can I connect to Multiple Bluetooth devices using a Bluetooth dongle?

I am using a usb bluetooth adapter on my PI 2 , which communicates to an arduino using HC-06 Bluetooth module. This script runs to connect to that module: #! /usr/bin/python import serial from ...
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Bluetoothctl: No default controller available

I'm having issues connecting my Logitech K810 Bluetooth keyboard in Debian Jessie with BlueZ version 5.23-1, kernel 3.16.0-4. The keyboard works fine most of the time but sometimes it doesn't work at ...
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Strange behaviour using serial port and bluetooth

I'm trying to connect via serial port, a wearable device to a processing IDE using a Bluetooth connection on Linux Mint. I've got the connection part working, but the problem is that the connection is ...
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Bluetooth (A2DP) Audio input device

I use my Ubuntu (13.10) laptop as an A2DP (Bluetooth audio) sink for my Android phones. The music I play on my phones is sent to the laptop and is heard through laptop speakers. Now I'm trying to ...
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How can I prevent my bluetooth keyboard from sleeping?

I like to type using a bluetooth keyboard. After about 5 or 10 minutes of being idle, the keyboard seems to go to sleep. Once the keyboard is asleep, there is a 5 to 10 between the next key press ...
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How to send/receive Messages on RFCOMM Terminal

I have connected to another Bluetooth device via RFCOMM. Now i want to send/receive Messages, but just typing them into the Console won't send them.. where to do that?
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How do I process the output of obexpushd?

I am using obexpushd to accept files from paired bluetooth devices. I need to extract the MAC addresses from the output of obexpushd to find out which file has been sent by which device. This ...
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Fedora Bluetooth

Which packets do I have to install for my bluetooth headset to work? I have installed: rpm -qa |grep blue bluez-alsa-4.99-2.fc17.i686 bluez-libs-4.99-2.fc17.i686 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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Linux Networking Bootup script takes too long

I am working with a fork of a raspberry pi SoC. One of the modification is the use of AP6210 WiFi/Bluetooth chip. I am running Debian. During boot up, the following 3 startup scripts need to run in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...