Questions tagged [bluetooth]

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

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Bluetooth Wireless Quality sometimes becomes really bad?

I am running Unbuntu 20.04, connected to Sony XM4 headphones via Bluetooth. Sometimes the sound quality is fine. Sometimes it becomes really poor, as though it has been compressed badly. How can I ...
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No Output in hciconfig command?

I'm new to Linux and just started learning Ethical Hacking. I wanted to configure Bluetooth devices.I entered Command hciconfig but i cannot see any output or result.I'm Using ParrotSec on VMware. ...
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How can I fix problems that Pulseaudio has with a bluetooth headset bound to two separate devices

I have a Sennheiser bluetooth headset that can pair to two separate devices at once. So, typically I have it paired to two Linux laptops, or to one laptop and one Android phone. I have music playing ...
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Bluetooth disconnect immediately after connecting

I am using Manjaro Linux. All bluetooth devices have stopped connecting to my computer. Neither headset nor smartphone will connect for more than a few seconds. bluetoothctl shows the following ...
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Cannot connect Wii U Pro controller anymore

Since a recent update of ArchLinux, I cannot connect my Wii U Pro controller anymore. Even rebooting doesn't help. To be sure it was the update that caused the issue, I tested on another (outdated) ...
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Bluetooth Headset PulseAudio No Sound

EDIT: I solved my issue by doing a restart of GNOME (Alt F2 then enter r). Any future users with this issue should try this, or rebotting. I'm not sure why, but this should fix the issue. I'm ...
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How can you capture commands sent by a bluetooth device and process them?

I want to create a script that is run when a certain command is sent by a bluetooth device. I opened wireshark and it show me the output of btmon. I don't know yet which command I need. I guess most ...
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Bluetooth Adaptor not recogonized: HP Laptop with Ubuntu Studio (18.04)

I am trying to bluetooth in my laptop (HP installed with Ubuntu Studio 18.04). However, the blue-man assistant is showing a "no adaptors found" error message. This is the output of rfkill ...
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Sony WH-1000XM3 BT headphones stops working after some time

I'm using Sony WH-1000XM3 bluetooth headphones with my openSUSE 15.2 with kernel 5.8. Everything works fine most of the time, but sometimes (few minutes to 1 hour after connecting headphones) sound ...
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Magic Mouse 2 on Ubuntu 20.04

I'm trying to get the magic mouse 2 scrolling setup on Ubuntu 20.04. I've followed the instructions from the Github driver page - https://github.com/rohitpid/Linux-Magic-Trackpad-2-Driver and this ...
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Linux doesn't detect my bluetooth adapter anymore

Problem description: Hello, Hope you have a good day, My bluetooth adapter was working 8 mounth ago, and I was at the time on dual boot setup of Linux mint 18.3 with Windows 10 and now I'm in ...
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Bluetooth Pairing Issue: RN-42 Bluetooth Serial Adapter

I'm having issues connecting and pairing to the RN-42 Bluetooth Serial Adapter. I'm using this: https://www.parallax.com/product/30086 I am able to pair and connect when using my Rasp. Pi 4, Windows ...
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Blutooth is is not working properly on Ubuntu 20 (intel wireless ac 9560 wifi + Bluetooth)

As my Bluetooth range is quite weak, I tried to disable inbuilt Bluetooth and use a dongle which didn't work. I tried to re enable my Bluetooth but it is just a blank screen: lspci output: 00:02.0 ...
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Bluetooth-Auto-Connection not Working

I set up auto-connection to my Bluetooth-Headset according to the Arch-Wiki. However the headset won't connect persistently. When i switch the headset on and have bluetoothctl open, i see [bluetooth]# ...
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ArchLinux “Failed to pair: org.bluez.Error.AlreadyExists”

I attempted to connect to a device doing: bluetoothctl power on agent on default-agent scan on trust [device id] pair [device id] Which gave me the error: Failed to pair: org.bluez.Error....
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How can I see multiple Bluetooth entries that correspond to a single device?

I'm on Manjaro 20.1 (Mikah), using Gnome 3.36, and I'm struggling to smoothly pair my laptop with the Sony WF-1000XM3 (using the latest firmware, 2.3.0). When pairing, the earbuds normally appear as ...
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Bluetooth won't turn On on Ubuntu 20.04

I recently installed ubuntu 20.04 and bluetooth seemed to work out-of-the-box. Yesterday, it stopped working with no known reason. I can turn it ON but the settings still show it to be OFF. I tried ...
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Connecting external device resets xmodmap rules — how to prevent?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on a Thinkpad X1 Carbon. I have a couple of custom xmodmap rules that I run on startup. However, whenever I connect any external device via USB or Bluetooth (a webcam, a ...
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Bluetooth headphones disconnect after a few seconds

I connect my Bluetooth headphones and after 4-5 seconds of speaking they disconnect. This problem exists on Ubuntu and Linux Mint, but not on Windows 10 or Kubuntu. I tried removing blueberry and ...
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Bluetooth not working in Ubuntu 18.04

My Bluetooth is not working in my ubuntu 18.04(I recently installed it). I have tried almost all answers on StackExchange, but no use. Here are some commands that might help you understand the problem....
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Headset using A2DP on Arch source unavailable

Im running arch linux with bluetoothd and pulseaudio v13.0 with pulseaudio-modules-bt. The device im using is a module XS-3868, using the chip OVC3860. Using HFP I get a source and sink, but the ...
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Daily Ubuntu freezes following certain behaviour

Sorry if I'm not formatting this question correctly - I've never used StackExchange before - but I need some help with my Ubuntu freezes/crashes. Since getting this distro (and especially since ...
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Gamepad no longer pairs After reinstalling Raspbian Authentication errors. Pi4 Please help

I reinstalled Raspbian on my pi4 8gb. Upon reinstall neither my Razer Junglecat Left nor right connect on Bluetooth no matter what I try, even via terminal. I get this error: GDBus.Error.org.Bluez....
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bluetooth is not searching for devices

I am running lenovo G-510 laptop with linux mint 20.1 and I have seen and tried by other problems but it does not working as my systemctl status bluetooth shows this output: bluetooth.service - ...
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How to Auto-enable bluetooth?

I have a BusyBox. After star-up, I always need to do hciconfig hci0 up manually to enable bluetooth. Is there any method to ignore that? There is one solution I found here, adding [Policy] AutoEnable=...
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Bluetooth intermittently disconnects

I'm using a Dell XPS13 laptop running Linux debian 4.19.0-9-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.118-2+deb10u1 (2020-06-07) x86_64 GNU/Linux. Every so often my bluetooth stops working and I have to restart my ...
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Peripherals not working while on battery

I am a complete beginner to linux. My first distro is Ubuntu and I have installed it on my laptop Asus Vivobook 15 x512da. My problem is that when I am using the laptop on battery, laptop's bluetooth, ...
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Can't get bluetooth to work in Acer Aspire A515-51g laptop with Debian Buster

So when I first installed Debian the Bluetooth worked, for the first day. Since then it has worked twice, completely at random, and only for a few hours. I have a dual boot with Windows 10. At first I ...
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Answering phone calls on Debian PC From android 10 phone

Everything that I have tried so far has failed. As far as I could find there is no modern way to answer phone calls on debian 10 with the audio coming from the speakers and speaking through the ...
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Bluetooth is not working on the ThinkPad T61 with Ubuntu 20.04

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my ThinkPad T61. When I go into the settings and click on Bluetooth, it says that I don't have a bluetooth card installed. On Windows Bluetooth worked totally fine. ...
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how to check the battery percentage of Apple airpods and case on linux?

is there any command for checking AirPods battery status on Linux. I am developer of i3blocks-airpods Just want to know if there is a way to check battery status?
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Bluetooth mouse freezing

I'm having some trouble with my bluetooth mouse (logitec mx master 2s). I'm using pop os 20.04 on a laptop. The mouse is paired, connected and set as a trusted device. It works perfectly, until I stop ...
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Change sound profile automatically from HFP to a2dp

I'm running Plasma on Manjaro with pulseaudio and I've got a bluetooth headset that starts with HFP profile whenever it connects which results in very bad sound quality. Running the following command ...
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See bluetooth transfer progress from phone to computer in terminal or other generic way

In Linux Mint 19.2 Xfce I want to transfer a rather big file (1.5 GB) from Android to the computer: it's big considering the fact that I have to do it by bluetooth. I have connected the two devices ...
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Bluetooth headphones connect but do not play audio

I am having some problems with my bluetooth headset. It worked yesterday, but now it will not play audio. When I open a site like youtube, it stops the video from playing until I choose a different ...
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Just dual booted my computer with ubuntu 20.04 and bluetooth manager is not opening up

I am a complete noob when it comes to ubuntu/linux. For some reason my bluetooth manager is not opening and i can not turn on bluetooth from the setting app. I have uninstalled and installed the ...
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Is there a way to emulate HCI (Bluetooth) device on linux?

I'm working with a Bluetooth LE device in my project and I want to test bluetooth-related host code without having an actual Bluetooth device. Currently, I have a Linux machine with BT dongle as a ...
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Logi M590 Bluetooth mouse freezes on Linux Mint after using dongle on Windows

I successfully used my Logi M590 Mouse on Linux Mint 18.3 no matter which communication channel I used (bluetooth or radio dongle). Now I put the radio dongle on Windows 10 PC trying to switch back ...
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Bluetooth mouse sleeps after a few seconds idle when there is no other mouse connected

I bought a Microsoft 3600 bluetooth mouse and never managed to get it working properly on Linux, but it works fine in other operating systems. If I stop moving the mouse for a few seconds (like 3 or 4 ...
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Bluetooth headphones work for audio, but built-in headphone mic doesn't

I'm using Pop_OS! 20.04. I have a pair of Sony Bluetooth headphones (wh-1000xm3). I'm using a USB dongle for a Bluetooth receiver. The audio works in the headphones, the on-headphone controls work, ...
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Bluetooth headphone's mic not working on Linux Mint

I have a bluetooth headphones with a mic connected to Linux Mint. On blueman (bluetooth Manager) I am able to see the audio profile selected as A2DP sink so the output is working fine. I know for ...
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Cannot pair/connect to my headphones : Failure: Module initialization failed

I'm using linux kernel v4.4.0-148 and bluez v5.36. I cannot pair nor connect to my bluetooth headphones Muse "M-260 BT" with bluetoothctl : $ bluetoothctl [NEW] Controller 34:E6:AD:A1:9B:8A ...
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Bluez stuck authenticating when pairing airpods

After I hold the airpod button until it's LED turns white and flashes, I try pairing with [bluetooth]# pair <mac-address> which returns Attempting to pair with 18:F1:D8:36:53:FB However, it ...
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HSP/HFP setting doesn't work with Plugable bluetooth adapter

I'm trying to use my bluetooth headset with the HSP/HFP setting (so I can use the microphone) on Arch Linux. I have a Plugable USB 2.0 Bluetooth Adapter and a SoundBuds Slim+ headset. I followed the ...
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Razer bluetooth mouse disconnects on linux

I connected the mouse with bluetoothctl sudo systemctl enable bluetooth.service sudo systemctl start bluetooth.service bluetoothctl > power on > default-agent > scan on > pair C0:56:C2:25:...
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I tried disabling my turn-bluetooth-off service to see what happens “normally”. It's not good

I had problems with my turn-bluetooth-off systemd service. See this question for details. I tried disabling my turn-bluetooth-off service to see what happens "normally". It's not good. On ...
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Why can't I write a udev rule using NAME or PRODUCT?

I would like to write a udev rule that would trigger when I connect my Bose headphones via bluetooth. After running udevadm monitor --kernel --property and connecting my headphones I get this: KERNEL[...
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Bluetooth stopped working after upgrade to fedora 32

I have Fedora 32 that I've updated recently. I've had power outage, so I need to power down the laptop and after I've booted it again the bluetooth stopped working (I'm not sure if I've updated ...
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dwmblocks bluetooth module. how to show connected device name?

im using DWM with dwmblocks for the statusbar, i have serveral modules/scritps running for the status including bluetooth script that wrote to show some info and status if a device is connected #!/...
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Bluetooth headset does not autoconnect (Ubuntu)

My Bluedio T4 headset does not automatically connect in Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS The device is Trusted and is enabled in PulseAudio /etc/pulse/default.pa. Using Wireshark I can see it's connected ...

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