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Questions tagged [bluetooth]

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

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BCM2046 Bluetooth not working on Arch Linux

Having installed Arch, I have now got down to the task of configuring it and getting all the hardware to work. I managed to get my WiFi working, but my Bluetooth still does not work. I have followed ...
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Connecting bluetooth with HC06 fails over and over again, although it is visible

For a recent project I try to make a python program that let me connect with the HC06 module. For that I use pybluez. But this wont work at all, so I tried to pair through terminal using bluetoothctl. ...
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Dell XPS 15 9550 - Bluetooth will not connect to anything

Running Linux Mint 19 output of dmesg |grep -i blue [ 6.877551] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.22 [ 6.877566] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized [ 6.877568] Bluetooth: HCI ...
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`apt-get`, `dpkg` fails from a bluetooth serial port, but succeed from the physically attached console

On Linux, is there some configuration setting or feature that could explain some commands can work from the system attached console, but not from a serial console? I post here because the remote ...
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Bluetooth not working

I've just installed Debian 9 and bluetooth can be turned on / off, I can also search for devices, however, it doesn't find any devices at all. During the OS startup, I'm getting these messages: root@...
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adding a pulse audio bluetooth sink configuration

I'm connecting a raspberry pi 3b+ to a small bluetooth speaker (mostly thanks to http://youness.net/raspberry-pi/how-to-connect-bluetooth-headset-or-speaker-to-raspberry-pi-3 and some other resources) ...
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Is it possible to manually control access the bluetooth interface?

I have a home theater pc (running Arch + KDE) and two user accounts, TV and LOCAL. Both users have full, equal permissions. I'm currently set up so that the TV user is automatically logged in on boot. ...
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How can I get bluetooth speakers to work with pulseaudio in NixOS?

I've managed to get my bluetooth speakers to connect, but Pulseaudio apparently doesn't recognize them as an audio device. Following advice on the NixOS Wiki, I now have this in my configuration.nix: ...
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What baud rate should I set when using screen tty for bluetooth?

I'm paired up with an Xbox Controller and want to see the output coming from the xbox controller in order to figure out its protocol. I'm trying to do screen tty.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port 9600 on my ...
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Bluetooth on Debian on a Toshiba Satellite C50-B

I've installed firmware-linux-nonfree, but I still can't use Bluetooth. All of the programs (e.g. bluetoothctl) complain about there being "no default controller" whenever I try to do anything related ...
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How to receive files by bluetooth via command line headless?

I have installed several bluetooth packages: sudo apt-get install bluetooth bluez bluez-tools rfkill and then tried to serve BT: $sudo bt-obex -s /NAS/media/ScanInbox bt-obex: obex service is not ...
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DBus Transport - force transport to idle state from Bluez5 embedded side - A2DP [closed]

I'd like to be able to force Bluez's transport state from active to idle on the rendering side of a custom embedded platform. This issue is centred around the fact that simply pausing the A2DP ...
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Change how device appears on bluetooth [closed]

I want to know how can i change how the device appears on Bluetooth. I have a raspberry pi and i need it to act as a Bluetooth printer so that another device that can only print through Bluetooth will ...
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How to disable the PBAP Bluetooth profile on Linux Mint?

I'm running Linux Mint 18.3 which is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I connect a Bluetooth headset, Jabra Elite 65t. The connection works well, both A2DP and Headset work properly, I can listen to music ...
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Bluetooth headset breaks my whole system

I have a bluetooth headset that is working well. But sometimes, for no apparent reason it just stop working (no sound) and it can also "freeze" my video player mpv on a single image. If i run a ...
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Run a script when bluetooth device is connected

I'm trying to run a script automatically right after a certain bluetooth device is connected. To do so, I tried to create a new UDEV rule. The problem I encounter is that my rule doesn't execute upon ...
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Bluetooth device not found after restart on Fedora

I just restarted bluetooth but instead of using systemctl restart I've used systemctl stop and then systemctl start, the status look like this: $ sudo systemctl status bluetooth ● bluetooth.service - ...
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Can't disable audio loopback in Ubuntu 18.04

I've got a Sony WH-H900N bluetooth headset that I'm having trouble to get to work properly on ubuntu 18.04. I get constant loopback from the microphone to the speakers, which really defeats the ...
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Bluetooth adapter not found in Manjaro XFCE with Ralink corp. RT3290 Bluetooth controller

I am using Manjaro OS with XFCE dual boot along with Windows. When I use Windows, Bluetooth on my laptop connects and transfers data successfully. However, when I try to connect from Manjaro, it ...
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bluez, pulseaudio, and ofono crashes and problems in iMX8 - Wayland

I have been trying to develop an application that has media playback, media control, and telephony with i.MX8 QuadMax MEK board. I use Yocto fsl-imx-wayland distro, which uses Wayland desktop with ...
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Booting time slowed down due to errors

/dev/sda6: clean, 307317/2632672 files, 4045105/10522414 blocks bluetooth hci0: firmware: failed to load brcm/BCM20702A1-0a5c.hcd (-2) Would you please help me to solve those two errors? These ...
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Check a list of bluetooth MAC Addresses if they are in range

There are a few linux projects to detect if a bluetooth device is in range and perform an action. ie when you get near your house, turn on the lights. When the wife gets home, turn on some funky music....
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Bluetooth doesn't work on Linux Mint 18.2 [closed]

I did not use bluetooth on a Linux system before, but I would like to use it right now. I tried to use it and it didn't work at all. Here are some information: dmesg | grep -i bluetooth [ 21....
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Pulseaudio setting up sinks and sources for A2DP and HFP connections

I'm trying to set up A2DP+HFP profiles in an embedded board. Goal is to use pulseaudio 12.2, ofono 1.18, and bluez 5.41 in order to connect to a mobile phone and use A2DP, HFP profiles automatically, ...
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Bluetooth Simple Secure Paring issues

I have a bluetooth capable chip and an android, I am trying to have the two communicate over RFCOMM. I have an android app and a python server on linux that works, the only issue is my pairing ...
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Using a Bluetooth speaker as output for JACK audio connection kit [closed]

I want to know if it is possible, to use a Bluetooth Audio Device (mine is a AMP from SURE electronics) as a output for JACK. Currently i am only aware of the pulseaudio-bluetooth module and the ...
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Bluetooth speakers: sound buttons inefective

I'm new to Arch Linux, and even though my sound settings work normally for both normal output and jack output, I have a problem with Bluetooth: I connect without problem via bluethootctl to my ...
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Linux mint bluetooth headphone connect resets keyboard map

So I have a ~/.config/autostart/keyboard.desktop file that tweaks my laptop keyboard layout on login. It does setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" amongst other things. This maps my caps lock key to ctrl. ...
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Bluetooth speaker plays only system sounds

I am running ZorinOS and using a Bose bluetooth speaker. After installing blues, blueman, pavucontrol, etc, and reconfiguring /etc/pulse/default.pa to get zorin to recognize my speaker as an audio ...
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Permission Denied as root when connecting BluetoothSocket with Bluez 5.43

I've been trying to get bluetooth working on my Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ running Raspbian Stretch Lite 4.14 with a 3rd party USB bluetooth dongle. I installed Bluez 5.43 for python 2.7, and was able ...
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Bluetooth speaker connects, but does not play music

I seem tantalizingly close to getting my Beoplay P2 bluetooth speaker working with my Ubuntu / KDE laptop: All the bluetooth utilities agree that the speaker is connected. For example, bluetoothctls ...
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Control bluetooth speaker volume with keys and tray icon

Asked in order to provide the answer. In the LXQt desktop (installed on top of Kubuntu 18.04) I use a bluetooth speaker with a laptop which has volume keys that only control the internal speakers. ...
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Bluetooth problem in Linux Mint (Cinnamon)

I have just installed Linux Mint with the Cinnamon desktop and my Bluetooth is not finding any device, and I cannot find it either. I have checked the rfkill and dmesg and here is the result. ~$...
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Trying to disable some Bluetooth features on RPi3

I'm trying to make my RPi3 to be a bluetooth sink. My problem is that when I'm trying to connect my Windows 7 Laptop to my RPi Bluetooth sink, it is displayed like that : Sorry, it's in french. It ...
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Bluetooth errors during boot - Debian 9 Stretch 4.16.0-2-amd64

I'm using Debian 9 Stretch with kernel 4.16.0-2-amd64 on my Dell Latitude E7240. After installing fresh OS, updating everything and configuring, I've got a strange problem on startup. First, ...
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Connecting to bluetooth headphones to audio sink

I have a problem with my Sony WH-1000XM2 headphones on Linux Mint 18.3. I'm using Blueman and I was able to configure an automatic Bluetooth connection which works as soon as I turn on my headphones....
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Bluez-can't start bluetooth.service

i have downgraded my bluez version from 5 to 4.79.First i uninstalled bluez5 with sudo apt-get purge and then i did sudo apt-get autoremove. Then i wget the tar file and did the classic ./configure , ...
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Obex file transfer (opp protocol) using obexd is very slow

I am using the obexd app that comes with the bluez stack in my Linux system to accept files from an android device over OBEX. The file transfer handshake and download happen correctly and ...
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Pulseaudio: Two headphones (bluetooth, analog-stereo)

I'm trying to listen to a video from two headphones, one connected via bluetooth and one connected by cable. Both options work on their own, but I cannot get the combination to work. I'm using the ...
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Blueman-applet / bluetoothd / Thunar not accepting file copy from obex:/…: "another operation is in progress

When using blueman-applet having bluetoothd running in the background (according to ps) and trying thunar to copy a file from the smartphone to my laptop, I get the error Another operation is in ...
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obexd - Unicode conversion failure

I am running a system on Yocto Linux with the bluez bluetooth stack installed in it. When I run obexd on my system and use my Android phone to push a file to it, I get the following Unicode ...
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if silence in the movie bluetooth headphones are muted - ubuntu 18.04

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Headphones with bluetooth: JBL T450 PC: Dell Inspiron 5570 When I am watching a movie or listening a music and there is a silence my headphones are muted and just after some ...
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Can't detect bluetooth adapter

I was trying to perform a simple bluetooth devices scan on my raspberry pi using raspbian when I came across this error message: Can't get device info: No such device I used to scan bluetooth ...
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Bluetooth Firmware rtl8821a_fw.bin Fails to Load in Debian

I am using Debian 9.4 on Lenovo IdeaPad 110. In the opening screen, I get these messages; [12...] rt18821ae 0000:02:00.0: firmware: failed to load rtlwifi/rt18821aefw.bin (-2) [12...] rt18821ae 0000:...
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bluetoothd: 100% CPU usage if keyboard turn off (standby)

I'm using raspbian (stretch) and a bluetooth keyboard with touchpad. If the keyboard automatically turn off (standby) after a few minutes, one cpu core going up to 100% usage. It's the process: "...
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Bluetooth - Unpair and pair again without having to scan

I have two boards with BlueZ v5.46 that I use with several profiles such as SPP, HSP or PAN. I have no problem for pairing, connecting or using profiles but I would like to automate some behaviours. ...
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bluetooth doesn't servive boot/sleep in dualboot linux

I rarely use my windows partition (except for updating the firmware of my camera or bios of my machine). A few days ago, for fun, I paired my Bluetooth mouse with windows and after that, the mouse ...
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Bluetooth headphones pause/play button not working

I've been trying to get the pause/play button on my headphones working (Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2) with my laptop running Manjaro 17.1.10. They also have Next and Previous buttons which work ...
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Bluetooth audio on linux and soundcard?

I have a relatively inexpensive desktop computer, bluetooth headphones, and the bluetooth headphones connect via a bluetooth-usb dongle. If I purchase a hifi audio card that supports high quality ...
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Why is deCONZ highjacking my bluetooth device and what can I do about it?

I have two applications on a rasberry pi – deCONZ and flicd. deCONZ is a management tool for zigbee and flicd is an app that pairs with flic-buttons, smart buttons that communicate over bluetooth. ...