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

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How to set Bluetooth transmit power?

I am trying to set the (inquiry) transmit power of Bluetooth dongles with both Broadcom and CSR chipsets using hciconfig, e.g.: hciconfig hci0 inqtpl 3 But whatever valid parameter I pass, reading ...
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How to get my bluetooth keyboard to be recognized before log in?

Because I need to use my keyboard to log in, I would like my keyboard pair automatically, pre-log in. I am using Debian squeeze, and am new to linux. All tutorials I have found seem to require the ...
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How do I make my USB Bluetooth dongle work? (Can't init device hci0: Connection timed out (110))

I have a USB bluetooth dongle: root@maiko-cce-lin:~# lsusb | grep Bluetooth Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) It rarely works, and when I do ...
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Sending to two bluetooth speakers at once

Is it possible to send the same audio signal to two different Bluetooth speakers at once from a single source? I remember reading somewhere that it's possible to send audio to two different sinks ...
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How to connect a Wiimote to a Fedora 19 system?

How to connect a Wiimote for remote controlling purposes under Fedora? (actually, it is a 3rd party wiimote clone, like the ones sold on amazon for 15 $)
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How to ensure the bluetooth is switched off after boot up?

Please show me which magic button to press for the case where I'm tired of manually switching off the distracting bluetooth light on my laptop after every boot-up.
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I want to use a bluetooth keyboard during initram

I use encryption on my hard drive. To boot I need to type a password during initram to decrypt the root partition. I'm running Archlinux on a tablet PC without physical keyboard (only Bluetooth). For ...
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Start and stop bluetooth service automatically as rfkill switch changes

I would like to start / stop bluetooth service automatically when I turn on / off rfswitch, is that possible ?
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Cannot pair my generic keyboard via automatic PIN

I am using Xubuntu, pure Xfce, 64-bit. The problem: I have tried 2 ways; both have failed for different reasons: (1) the commandline way (see below) fails because at no stage does it actually ask ...
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How to connect two Linux computers with bluetooth?

I have 2 computers, both have Ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition installed. Both have bluetooth dangle, but the manufacturers are different. I want to connect the two computers and share the Internet ...
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How to make BT keyboard available at login and OS selection screens

Is it possible to have my bluetooth keyboard active before I enter into the desktop environment? I'm unable to type in my login and password at the login screen because the Debian hasn't associated ...
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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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Low-level bluetooth utility

What's a bluetooth utility for Linux that will let me pair and unpair devices, display messages coming from a device, send messages to a device (hopefully done using the filesystem!), and set any ...
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Running user script with root permissions

I have a script that I've made that needs to have root permissions to enable and disable bluetooth features. I am binding this to a button so it is not feasible to log in as root to run the script. ...
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Linux: Apple Wireless A1314 Fn key not registered, looks like software bug

I'm trying to set up my Apple Wireless Keyboard with my Kubuntu systems. These are PC hardware powered by Intel Atom and Intel i5 respectively. The keyboard has a US keyboard layout and has model ...
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Apple Bluetooth Keyboard

I have an Apple bluetooth keyboard and want to use it with Fedora 15. I turn on the bluetooth on the both devices. Click 'Setup new device' via Gnome3's GUI. The computer detects the keyboard but it ...
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Using Command Line (Linux) how do I enable the Bluetooth Adapter?

I have 1 BlueTooth adapter on my laptop. Using the command line, I want to be able to enable / disable it. This would be the same functionality that is achieved using GUI -> Bluetooth settings -> ...
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Unknown source sends “AT+GC” into /dev/rfcomm0 opened by BlueZ

I'm testing a bluetooth application running on an Android device. I registered a dummy service on the device and opened the RFCOMM channels to it from the PC running Ubuntu 12.04: bluez-test-serial ...
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Can i start bluetooth deamon without usb dongle connected?

I'm installing bluetooth for my debian installation (non desktop) and I wonder about the deamon. The guide states that in order to start it I have to type: /etc/init.d/bluetooth start but really, ...
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Bluetooth pairing hangs up the system in debian

Whenever I try to pair bluetooth in debian using bluetooth-agent command, the system hangs up and I am unable to do anything with it. When I ask for access from my remote laptop it gives the message ...
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Bluetooth card all of a sudden disappears?

I'm on a 2011 8,3 MacBook Pro running Ubuntu 11.10 amd64. I've been using the Bluetooth card in my machine perfectly for a long time. All of sudden, for no apparent reason, the Bluetooth device is ...
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BCM2046 Bluetooth on new 8,3 MacBook Pro

I recently was able to install and configure Ubuntu 11.10-amd64 on my new late 2011 8,3 MacBook Pro: $ sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name MacBookPro8,3 $ uname -a Linux work-macbook ...
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Help in setting up internal Bluetooth card on Linux 2.6.38

I have a laptop that has a Bluetooth card in it, a Gateway NV series one. I'm trying to get it to turn on, as it currently isn't. The first time I booted after I wiped my drive and installed Linux ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 notification system area , many icons disappeared like network manager

When I restarted the computer I found no network icon. I tried to access internet but no connection was found. I also didn't have the Bluetooth, sound, battery, and power icon. Its really crazy that I ...
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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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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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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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Why is bluetooth-agent getting stuck on authorizing?

I am trying to manually connect between my laptop and phone. I have bluez-utils version 4.98-2ubuntu7 installed. When I run the agent on the terminal, I get: asheesh@U32U:~$ sudo bluetooth-agent 4835 ...
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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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Chrubuntu 12.04 Bluetooth not detecting devices

I have Chrubuntu running on an Acer c710. It seems like most people had Bluetooth working right away. I Am having a problem with it. The Bluetooth manager allows me to turn the adapter on and off, but ...
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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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Perform an action when a wireless keyboard is connected

I need to perform a command when I connect a bluetooth keyboard. How can I 'listen' this event?
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Disable Bluetooth device on Ubuntu

I run Kubuntu Quantal on a Macbook 8-2 and want to disable the Bluetooth device. Yeah, disable, not just hide or stop a deamon, but shut off the damn hardware. I know it can be done on Lenovos using ...
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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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Share files via bluetooth

I'd like to transfer files located on the harddrive of my laptop Acer Travelmate 4002 WLMi to my smartphone via bluetooth. My system is Ubuntu 12.04. I tried so far. $ sudo service bluetooth start ...
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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 mouse disconnects every ~30 seconds

I am running Linux Mint 16 Petra, and I have a Bluetooth mouse that I would like to use with it. Unfortunately, the mouse disconnects around every 30 seconds and has to be rebooted by physically ...
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No bluez device after pactl list sources short

I am using pulseaudio on a Raspberry Debian (Wheezy) but my bt-headset(Iqua BHS-611) does not show up in sources or sinks. What I did: I followed the Raspbian Wheezy Installation Guide at: ...
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Bluetooth not working in fresh Mint Maya install

I have a fresh Mint Maya install (MATE WM). Out of the box, the bluetooth applet appeared on the taskbar, but it wouldn't launch. After an upgrade from apt, it doesn't even appear on the taskbar ...
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First steps: installing a compatible Bluetooth card to my laptop? [closed]

I'm looking to install a Bluetooth card to my laptop, as it currently doesn't have Bluetooth support and I'd like to get away from having to use an external USB dongle. I own a Gateway NV51 series ...
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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 (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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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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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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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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Bluetooth LE scan as non root?

To perform a scan for bluetooth LE devices hcitool apparently requires root privileges. For normal users the output is following: $ hcitool lescan Set scan parameters failed: Operation not permitted ...
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Enabling Bluetooth discoverability upon start-up

I would like to make a USB Bluetooth dongle discoverable upon start-up (or whenever it's plugged in) on Debian Squeeze or Wheezy. If I use hciconfig initially, I can see the device in this mode: ...
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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 ...