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I am using Linux Mint 18, my bluetooth icon is appearing but it cannot find any devices when searched for. The output for dmesg |grep -i blue

[   12.730623] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.21
[   12.730638] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[   12.730641] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[   12.730642] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[   12.730647] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[   13.001534] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: chip id 70
[   13.017244] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM43142A
[   13.017250] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM (001.001.011) build 0000
[   13.109889] bluetooth hci0: Direct firmware load for brcm/BCM.hcd failed with error -2
[   13.109895] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: Patch brcm/BCM.hcd not found
[   15.115993] Bluetooth: hci0 command 0x1003 tx timeout
[   21.870946] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[   21.870950] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[   21.870954] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
[   56.510615] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[   56.510623] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[   56.510628] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11

As you can see the output is shows the patches BCM.hcd are not found and the hci0 command are saying timeout

[   13.109889] bluetooth hci0: Direct firmware load for brcm/BCM.hcd failed with error -2
[   13.109895] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: Patch brcm/BCM.hcd not found
[   15.115993] Bluetooth: hci0 command 0x1003 tx timeout` 
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    Please edit your question and explain exactly how it doesn't work. What happens? – terdon Dec 7 '16 at 16:51
  • does hcitool dev output show a hci0? – Alex Stragies Dec 7 '16 at 19:16
  • The output to hcitool dev shows this Devices: hci0 9C:AD:97:DB:EB:1C – Soham Chatterjee Dec 20 '16 at 1:38
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Just installed Linux Mint 18.1. Bluetooth speaker would not pair.

Went to software manager and installed package "Blueman" then went to "all applications" from "Menu", right clicked "Bluetooth" then "uninstall".

Blueman icon showed up on "Panel", clicked on it, followed the very intuitive menu and within about one minute my Bluetooth speakers worked fine. Be sure and go to "sound settings" and select the speakers.

Very simple.

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    Yeah works great (mouse and keyboard), but then after a few hours, suddenly connection lost and refuses to reconnect. Eventually mysteriously reconnects after incessant retries. – Jean Jordaan May 4 '17 at 7:45
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    sudo apt-get remove blueberry && sudo apt-get install blueman — one command better that thousand words – maxkoryukov Feb 5 '19 at 5:37
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Just install Blueman package instead of default Blueberry

sudo apt-get remove blueberry
sudo apt-get install blueman

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