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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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Changing bluetooth class to act as a hands free device and car audio

I posted this on raspberrypi.stackexchange.com with no luck, figured it is more of a generic linux question than Raspberry pi specific. I have been using this tool to quickly configure my Pi2 as a ...
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Inverse of hciattach (got HCI over usb, want HCI over UART)

The previous default Bluetooth stack in Android was Bluedroid, which for some odd reason only supports HCI UART and not HCI USB. I have a BT interface that speaks HCI that I've integrated on the ...
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How to know the Bluetooth MAC address in Alpine Linux

I am deploying a docker in Raspberry Pi 3. Inside docker I need to know the MAC of Bluetooth device. Normally I would find that using hciconfig | grep "BD Address" | awk '{ print $3}' hciconfig ...
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Computer immediately resumes after suspending if a Bluetooth device is connected [on hold]

If I suspend to RAM while a Bluetooth device is connected, it immediately resumes. How to fix this?
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Bluetooth Mouse keeps connect/disconnect without move

I'm trying to setup a bluetooth mouse, without success. I'm using Fedora 29, but I've also tested on an Debian Distro and the problem is the same, so I thought that could not be a distro specific ...
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How to send HCI ACL Data packets with hcitool

History: I used BlueZ 5.43 to communicate with a bluetooth device: connect FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF select-attribute /org/bluez/hci/dev_ ... write 0x54 It takes some time, but it works. Current issue: ...
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Why is bluetooth not working on my Chromebook (Arch Linux ARM)?

I have Arch Linux ARM installed on a Chromebook C201. I've been trying to get bluetooth working without success and I can't figure out where the problem is. The output of dmesg seems to indicate that ...
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How is data from a Bluetooth keyboard handled by Linux? (how does it become a keystroke?)

I have a Bluetooth keyboard that is not functioning properly (further description below) and I'm trying to debug why. What I've done so far: Connected the device using bluetoothctl In /var/lib/...
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xsetwacom not working with bluetooth

I just bought the latest Wacom Intuos Pro PTH-660. It works with my xsetwacom script perfectly when the tablet is connected via USB. The tablet also works via Bluetooth, but only the default settings. ...
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Debian, Bluetooth, I can't turn on my bluetooth

When I turn on bluetooth with the gnome GUI nothing happens. The button becomes blue, but if I leave and come back the button is normal again. I tried a bunch of stuff in the cli that I copied from ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 bluetooth stops working after a while

I use it to connect to a speaker (as a pulseaudio sink) dmesg | grep Blue shows the following: [ 14.034501] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.22 [ 14.034587] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager ...
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Arch Linux Realtek bluetooth controller not detected

Bluetoothctl is not detecting my realtek bluetooth controller. Output of ls /dev | grep hci vhci Output of dmesg | grep -i bluetooth [ 3.203531] usb 4-10: Product: Bluetooth Radio [ 3....
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Logitech MX Master won't stay Connected to Debian Stretch

To preface this, I owned this mouse for over a year now and have used it with no problems on this same hardware with different Linux distros (Fedora, Arch, Manjaro). It was not until I installed ...
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Bluetooth keyboard and mouse on boot

After a reboot, my bluetooth keyboard and mouse can't be used to log into my OpenSuse Linux 14 machine? I have to plug in a USB mouse and keyboard to be able to login. Any configuration changes ...
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KDE bluetooth device pulseaudio problem

I am using Manjaro KDE but had same problem on Mint KDE so I guess it is KDE related... Everytime i connect bluetooth audio device it is inactive in audio manager (Profile: Off) and I cannot change it....
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Bluetooth pairing timed out when not in use after a short time

I'm on a Kali (4.18.0-kali3-amd64) and I have an issue with my headsets when I pair them with the internal bluetooth of my computer : it disconnects itself when they're not in use continuously. ...
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Bluetooth not working on Dell laptop

I'm using a Dell Inspiron N5030 laptop and want to connect my Bluetooth speakers (Ultimate Ears). Here some outputs: $ uname -a Linux sandy-pc 4.19.8-2-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Dec 8 14:45:36 UTC ...
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How to pair a Datalogic QuickScan Bluetooth barcode scanner using SPP?

I would like to pair a Bluetooth barcode scanner in "Serial Port Profile Mode" (SPP) using bluetoothctl on Arch Linux. The device is: [bluetooth]# info 00:07:BE:1C:40:C4 Device 00:07:BE:1C:40:C4 (...
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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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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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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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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 ...