Mint 18.3 Bluetooth Issues

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Mint 18.3 Bluetooth Issues

Post by Adraido » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:43 pm

I'm new here and maybe someone could help me out with the issues I'm having with the latest version of Linux Mint.

Linux Mint 18.3 64 bit

Kernel 4.15.0-23.

Intel i5 4210

I know the Bluetooth/Wifi device is from Intel but the system profiler and benchmark program has no indications of what exactly the model is.

My current issue with Bluetooth is that nothing is connecting. I've tried multiple bluetooth headphones even after they connect they disconnect after a minute. Both of my bluetooth radios the new one that I have now from Intel and the old Realtek 881AE or something like that had no issues on Windows.

Before you ask, yes I have searched on the internet but have found nothing that is a simple solution to the Bluetooth problems I have.

The only solution I was able to implement to get the devices connecting (barely) is installing Blueman because Blueberry or whatever comes with Mint is just rotten fruit.

Best case scenario I've ever had was hearing audio with incredible lag and static.

At this point it seems like Bluetooth is a loss cause because the out of the box solution is just a Bluetooth icon and the best case scenario with a third party solution is a horrible connection.

More information thank you to Moem:

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System:
  Host: imranm Kernel: 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
  v: 5.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia 
  base: Ubuntu Xenial 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC 
  v: 0972110002405F10000620180 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 227F v: 77.35 serial: <filter> 
  UEFI [Legacy]: Insyde v: F.54 date: 10/23/2017 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 25.6 Wh condition: 29.4/29.4 Wh (100%) 
  model: Hewlett-Packard Primary status: Charging 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-4210U bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Haswell rev: 1 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19155 
  Speed: 998 MHz min/max: 800/2700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1000 2: 998 
  3: 998 4: 999 
Graphics:
  Card-1: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: none 
  unloaded: fbdev,intel,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1600x900~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile v: 4.5 Mesa 17.2.8 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Card-1: Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:03.0 
  Card-2: Intel 8 Series HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-23-generic 
Network:
  Card-1: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus ID: 08:00.0 
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet 
  driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus ID: 09:00.0 
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  HDD Total Size: 1.25 TiB used: 690.30 GiB (53.8%) 
  ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: SC128 size: 119.08 GiB 
  ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST750LM022 HN-M750MBB 
  size: 698.64 GiB 
  ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: Hitachi model: HTS545050A7E380 size: 465.76 GiB 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 686.63 GiB used: 630.94 GiB (91.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
  ID-2: swap-1 size: 956.0 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda1 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 207 Uptime: 25m Memory: 7.73 GiB used: 1.41 GiB (18.3%) 
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 5.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.3.48 
  inxi: 3.0.13 
"Hacking" abilities are limited to copy and pasting commands beyond that whatever you ask, most likely I'll have no clue and prefer to avoid inxi and what it's trying to fxz or what that even means.

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Re: Mint 18.3 Bluetooth Issues

Post by Adraido » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:48 pm

So there is no solution to this issue other than installing Blueman or trying to get a separate dongle?
"Hacking" abilities are limited to copy and pasting commands beyond that whatever you ask, most likely I'll have no clue and prefer to avoid inxi and what it's trying to fxz or what that even means.

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Re: Mint 18.3 Bluetooth Issues

Post by JeremyB » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:56 pm

You could try changing the bt_coex_active iwlwifi parameter

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sudo modprobe -r iwlwifi
sudo modprobe iwlwifi bt_coex_active=N
See if it does any better

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