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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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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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Bluetooth mouse not showing up in /dev/input

I have a odd problem with my new install of ArchLinux on a Intel NUC box. The Bluetooth mouse (Logitech MX Anywhere 2S) connect without problems using bluetoothctl, but it does not show up in /dev/...
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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. Help me ...
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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. ...
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How to control an interactive shell (e.g. vim) from another machine?

My problem is: my bluetooth keyboard won't work with my new android phone (big screen), but it does work with my old android phone (small screen). So I'd like to connect the keyboard to my old phone ...
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Bluetooth - automatically disconnect after a few minutes?

I just upgraded to fedora 28, now my bluetooth headset automatically disconnect after a few minutes while using it. Any idea how should I fix this?
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Issue using SRS-XB40 bluetooth speaker on Debian Stretch

I'm trying to pair a SRS-XB40 portable speaker with my Debian Stretch desktop. The speaker works fine on a Mint laptop using the setup GUI. I installed blueman. Since it didn't work I also upgraded ...
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Turn a Raspberry Pi 3B+ (Raspian Stretch) into a bluetooth headset (HSP)

I have a high end USB headset that I am trying to use with my cell phone for making phone calls while in my office. Obviously, I cannot plug a USB headset into an Android or iPhone so I am attempting ...
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Youtube sound cutting out when using bluetooth headphones on Fedora

So when watching a YouTube video on my Fedora machine, the sound will cut out, and then a few second later a white loading circle will appear on the video. I suspect a related problem might be that ...
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Help with Bluetooth Mouse

Why can't I connect the following mouse: # lsusb ... Bus 001 Device 002: ID 19ff:0239 Dynex ... Device 2, the controller, is working fine, after some googling with the Hex ID(See Answer: Firmware ...
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How can I fix bluetooth issues which are affecting booting time?

I've recently installed xubuntu 17.10. I noticed some error messages while booting. Here's the my dmesg output(only errors and their previous lines): ... [ 13.717201] usb 5-3: USB disconnect, ...
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Stream audio from raspberry pi to bluetooth speaker

I am trying to stream audio from RPi 3 to bluetooth speaker. I used bluetoothctl to pair and connect the bluetooth speaker to the RPI and I am able to connect to the speaker successfully. I also ...
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Bluetooth Headset volume too low (only in arch)

I connected a pair of AirPods to everything I could. Android, OSX, Linux Mint, Arch LInux. It sounds great on all of them, but when connected under Arch, I can get get less than half the volume even ...
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Thinkpad Laptop ignores compact keyboard input when in tablet mode

I have this strange issue. My laptop lenovo thinkpad yoga s1, Fedora 27, started ignoring the external keyboard input (Thinkpad Compact Keyboard bt). The issue is only when the normal laptop keyboard ...
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Arch Linux on Mac Book Pro 2017 Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: Reset failed (-110)

I wanted to install Arch Linux on my Mac Book Pro 2017 following this article. However, when I boot into Arch Linux I get automatically logged in as root which should be fine. But when I want to ...
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enable HSP/HFP on LMDE 2 with Dell Wireless 380

I am using LMDE 2 on my Dell Latitude e6430. I want to use a Bluetooth headset for voice calls but my Plantronics Voyager 5200 connects only as an A2DP device. How can I enable HSP/HFP profiles on my ...
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Linux Mint Bluetooth drivers & troubleshooting on an MSI GS60 Laptop

I've been running Linux Mint on an MSI GS60 laptop for some time, however, it doesn't appear that Bluetooth is configured. I don't know what to expect within the Linux Mint world in terms of ...