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

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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Making udev rule for bluetooth keyboard

I'm using a logitech k810 bluetooth keyboard with my laptop running Debian Wheezy. (I got the keyboard working by following this guide.) By default the F1-12 keys are multimedia keys unless the FN ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Pair BOSE SoundLink (Bluetooth) using Pulseaudio in Linux Mint Debian Edition?

Been having problems with pairing and maintaining conected my bluetooth speaker, finally after reading and reading, found some steps to achieve it. Please read ahead.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I get the Bluetooth working on my Lenovo Yoga 3?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 that apparently has a new Broadcom Bluetooth device. The bluetooth is detected at boot and when I try to pair a something in gnome, I can see a list of devices but none of them ...
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Equivalent command line call for airplane mode

Can someone suggest how to turn on airplane mode from command line instead of using the GUI? Also can someone list what all are turned off by enabling airplane mode or how to turn off all radios ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...