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Questions tagged [bluetooth]

Use this tag for issues relating to Bluetooth on elementary OS

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bluetooth issues (solved)

Since about two hours I am trying to get bluetooth to run. I managed to start the bluetooth service only after using this posts answer Afterwards the output of systemctl status bluetooth looked like ...
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Can't connect a Bluetooth keyboard

Setting determines a keyboard, it't logitech K480. After pressing to connect, it says can't connect. Checked keyboard on other devices pairs ok. Same things happen to the bluetooth speakers.
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Trouble connecting a bluetooth keyboard

I'm after getting some help to make a bluetooth keyboard work, I can't figure out how to get it to connect and stay connected so it will work to allow me to enter my password when switching the PC on. ...
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Bluetooth missing in tray icons and Settings app in Juno?

I just noticed that the Bluetooth icon is missing in the tray icons and the Settings app. How can I get it back?
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How could I activate Bluetooth in Juno? (Asus Pro P550L)

My name is Marco and I am a new fan of elementary OS (release-juno). I installed it in an Asus Pro P550L. I have a problem with Bluetooth. I would like to activate it but I don't know how. Someone ...
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Bluetooth Keeps Getting Turned Off at Wake up

After sometime of my desktop being suspended, if I wake up the machine, bluetooth is turned off. I need to plug a usb mouse to reenable bluetooth via the indicator and then I can use my devices as ...
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Bluetooth issue - no icon on the top bar

Just installed elementary OS for the first time and I do not see any option for Bluetooth. Tried some commands but no success: # rfkill list 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked:...
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How can I add a bluetooth device in Juno?

I cannot seem to be able to add new bluetooth device to Elementary Juno with stock utils. (with blueman it is a breeze). Is there something wrong with my machine or is it a conscious decision (hard to ...
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Bluetooth Tray Icon Disappears and Reappears Intermittently

My bluetooth tray icon will intermittently disappear and reappear, usually after returning from suspend. At the login screen I can see the icon fine; when I log in though, it will (seemingly at random)...
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Cannot add Microsoft Precision Mouse (Juno)

I am having trouble connecting my Microsoft Precision Mouse via bluetooth. I have been having this problem ever since I switched from an ubuntu 16.04 based distro to an ubuntu 18.04 based system (...
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Trouble connecting wireless keyboard (connection loop)

I'm experiencing weird behaviour with my wireless Dell keyboard. After pairing it seems to be stuck in a connection loop. It's added again and again until I turn it off. What's more, other bluetooth ...
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Bluetooth Tray Icon Missing [closed]

Today I have installed Juno. Because it is important for me to have tray icons for programs, I used the answer in this thread to get that functionality back. However, after logging out & in, the ...
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Unable To Connect to Some Apple Input Devices/Unable To Delete One Apple KB from BT Settings

Two issues after installing Juno: Unable To Connect to Some Apple Input Devices; 2.Unable To Delete One Apple wireless keyboard from Bluetooth Settings so that I can try to reconnect it. Using ...
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Turn off Bluetooth by default

Okay, so I've browsed answers to this question but found none to be satisfying. The question is: how can I make eOS behave like literally every other OS I know and keep the settings for wireless ...
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Bluetooth stops working if I use my bluetooth mouse

After using my surface mouse with my lenovo flex 5, bluetooth just stops working and the applet as well as the settings disappear. Sometimes a restart fixes the problem, I tried systemctl restart ...
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Bluetooth can not find any devices

I have an Asus X541UJ. When I try to discover for a device the Discover Device Window doesn't shows nothing even if it leaves it open for several minutes. I've already tried to resize the Discover ...
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How can I turn off bluetooth while being able to turn it on from the indicator later?

When I switch bluetooth off, bluetoothctl says that it's powered off but powertop says that btusb is consuming 2.5W of power, so it isn't off.. If I execute rfkill block bluetooth it does power it ...
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Bluetooth no longer works after system update

I've been using elementaryOS Loki for a while but after I decided to update packages queued in my System Updates, Bluetooth, along with its icon in Wingpanel ceased to work, although I'm not entirely ...
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How can I disable networking and bluetooth indefinetly?

On my laptop I'm only holding high sensitive data. I want to disable the OS from going online or connecting to bluetooth devices at all and indefinetly. I want it to be impossible to go online with ...
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How do I turn off the bluetooth at the start of the system?

How do I turn off the default bluetooth power on at the start of the system?
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Reinstall Bluetooth elementary os

From a lot of time my bluetooth does not work on elementary OS. On Ubuntu is ok, in windows also, but elementary bluetooth icon is always gray even if I switch it on from wingpanel and cannot discover ...
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Bluetooth connceted speakers - volume not adjusting

When I connect to my speakers via bluethooth (listening to music through them) and adjust the volume on my laptop, it adjust the volume for the internal laptop speakers and not the bluetooth connected ...
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Keyboard special function keys don't work over Bluetooth

I've paired an Apple Magic Keyboard 2 with my Dell E7470 running elementaryOS Loki and the secondary function keys don't work. Strangely, when connected over USB they work perfectly fine (though it ...
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Can't connect to internet with my old MacBook Air running Elementary OS

I've installed the Elementary OS onto my old MacBook Air. I can't get the laptop to recognize and connect to my wifi though. Any suggestions? Pix... 934 shows that I don't have a regular LAN ...
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Turn off bluetooth on startup

I'm looking for a way to have bluetooth turned off every time I start my computer, but without loosing ability to turn it on again using only switch in wingpanel. I've seen many answers to similar ...
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Motherboard with or without bluetooth capabilities

i am using Elementary OS. My motherboard is Gigabyte H110M-S2. How to tell if my motherboard has Bluetooth capabilities??
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Bluetooth error after suspend

I use a Bluetooth mouse, it work fine. After reboot it connects automatic. After suspend it doesn't connect. If I try to do it manually I get this error: "Connection Failed: blueman.bluez.errors....
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alexa speaker only shows up as a microphone and not a bluetooth speaker

I used ubuntu before where the alexa connects as a speaker and plays audio from the computer. Now I have elementary OS and the alexa connects as a microphone with no option to play sound. I have ...
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I can not receive files from my phone by bluetooth

I can not send files by bluetooth from my cell phone to the computer, they always give an error and do not send (I do not get it on the computer that is trying to get a file to accept it or deny it) ...
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Accidentally uninstalled Bluetooth from Elementary OS Loki.

Reinstalled it, but it doesn't work, and icon doesn't appear on the top dock
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Bluetooth activating on wake-up from suspend & reboot

Bluetooth is reactivating each time without prompt (suspend or reboot), I have to switch it off manually each time too. I don't like it: that's a potential security breach and a loss of time. Why isn'...
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GUI to enable/disable bluetooth

The bluetooth icon/applet on the menu bar has disappeared and I would like to enable bluetooth again without typing rfkill unblock bluetooth. The "Bluetooth settings" in the Settings menu does not ...
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Bluetooth will not detect previously-removed mouse

I tried to pair my Logitech Anywhere 2s mouse yesterday; it paired successfully but would not respond, due to a known issue with this device and ubuntu/linux bluetooth pairing. That's not the question ...
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Compatibility chart

I am planning to move to Elementary OS and was wondering if there is a kind of compatibility chart. I'm planning to buy an ASUS UX390UA, but I would like to have everything working properly. Like ...
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Bluetooth not detecting any device

Im using a laptop ASUS A455LF with fresh install of elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki, when i try to use my bluetooth, no devices are found. When try this in terminal: sudo systemctl status bluetooth.service ...
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Q: Bluetooth automatically turns on

i am using 0.4.1 loki, and every time the PC awake its bluetooth is turned on. Is there a way to completely disable bluetooth?
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Bluetoooth Tether

How to get a bluetooth tether to work? I thought it was my old phone, but now I have a new one and it still does not work. I can create a bluetooth connection to eOS from phone I can create a tether ...
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Bluetooth cannot search detect any device

I have Loki installed updated up to today (7-Oct-2017). My bluetooth cannot search any device recently and keep turning. The wingpanel and system setting both can turn on and off bluetooth but can ...
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Can't use Bose Soundlink mini with Elementary OS

I can't use my Bose Soundlink mini as a bluetooth speaker in Elementary OS. I can pair the device, but it stays disconneted. Sometime it connects, but sound still go through the laptop speaker. In the ...
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Duplicating A2DP sound output with paprefs

I'm trying to play the sound output from my computer simultaneously in two bluetooth headsets using paprefs. While the sound plays in both devices, it seems only one of them can use the A2DP ...
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Cannot update any app

I cannot update any app. I click update all or the update for the individual app.. it asks me for authentication and then says waiting for package manager lock and then nothing happens and update ...
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Bluetooth Isn't Working

I have bluetooth hardware and I already enabled it on sharing>bluetooth; but the icon doesn't appear on the top panel. My phone can't find my laptop and my laptop doesn't discover new devices. I tried ...
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Bluetooth - poor sound quality for regular user (JBL Speaker)

After connecting JBL Speaker via Bluetooth sound quality is ok for my user (admin). Another user with no admin rights gets crappy mono radio-like sound and is unable to change sound mode option to ...
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How to remap Wii U Pro controller buttons?

I connected a Wii U Pro controller to Loki via Bluetooth. It works perfectly but the mapping is correct, like the Nintendo controller it is, which is not good for me! I want the button mapping to work ...
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Problems connecting to blutooth speaker

First, bluetooth device search didn't find my speaker, so I followed this post. Using bluetoothctl I could pair, connect, and trust my speaker and clicking on the bluetooth icon shows my speaker, ...
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How to disable Bluetooth by default?

I want Bluetooth disabled by default. How to do it in elementary os? I've already tried to disable it in settings. But there is no option for this. If I disable it on top bar and login and logout the ...
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Problem with finding bluetooth device

i just bought a new laptop and had install elementary os as a main boot. But i have a problem with bluetooth on my laptop. It keeps searching and no others bluetooth device detected. In this case , i ...
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Bluetooth not work on elementary os 0.4 Loki

I've installed elementary OS on my laptop but bluetooth doesn't recognize any device, can someone help me? I'm not expert with the ubuntu system...and sorry for my english 03:00.0 Ethernet controller ...
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Bluetooth manager requests use of pin to pair headphones - elementaryOS

Problem: When I try to connect my logitech bluetooth headphones, the headphones are recognized, however, the bluetooth manager than provides a pin code asks me to input it to headphones...??? There ...
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Bluetooth Problem in Loki 0.4.1

does anyone know how to unblock bluetooth (soft blocked) in Loki? Here is my rfkill list output in case needed: 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: asus-wlan: Wireless ...