Bluetooth problems on mint 18.2

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salatiel
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Bluetooth problems on mint 18.2

Post by salatiel » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:27 am

After a clean install of mint 18.2 my bluetooth is not working at all.
When i open the bluetooth panel, i can pair to devices but that's all.
If i pair to a bluetooth speaker, the device won't appear in sound settings to be used as output ; if i pair to a android device, i cant send any file to it.
I had no problems with bluetooth in mint 18.1
Anyone else facing these problems ?

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Re: Bluetooth problems on mint 18.2

Post by thebeano » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:41 am

Hi,
I have fairly recently installed LM18.2 and had problems with bluetooth. I won't bore you with the list... the only thing that saved me from pulling out lots of hair was that with 18.1 & 17.3 it was always a hit & miss affair with BT so i was used to the tra la la!!!

You'll get very helpful people sending you to the command line to type this and that - but before you get there it might be worth while trying the simple solution that i tried through sheer frustration. Install Blueman from the Software Repo. For me it worked ('almost' 100% as i still have an anomaly with one machine on my Home network & a bluetooth headset was initially a bit of a struggle).
Best of luck

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Re: Bluetooth problems on mint 18.2

Post by JeremyB » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:57 pm

Please post results from terminal for

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lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net; lsusb; rfkill list all; dmesg | egrep -i 'blue|firm'; hciconfig -a

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Re: Bluetooth problems on mint 18.2

Post by salatiel » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:09 pm

Sorry the delay. here it is.

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# lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net; lsusb; rfkill list all; dmesg | egrep -i 'blue|firm'; hciconfig -a
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 10)
	Subsystem: Lenovo RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [17aa:380b]
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
	Kernel modules: r8169
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0036] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Lenovo QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter [17aa:4026]
	Kernel driver in use: ath9k
	Kernel modules: ath9k
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 0cf3:3004 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR3012 Bluetooth 4.0
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 5986:055e Acer, Inc 
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 15d9:0a4f Trust International B.V. Optical Mouse
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
0: ideapad_wlan: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
1: ideapad_bluetooth: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
3: hci0: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
[    0.154031] ACPI: [Firmware Bug]: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored
[    2.016106] psmouse serio1: elantech: assuming hardware version 4 (with firmware version 0x694f03)
[    5.325335] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.21
[    5.325346] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[    5.325349] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[    5.325351] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[    5.325356] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[   12.545113] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[   12.545114] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[   12.545116] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
[   16.602340] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[   16.602351] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[   16.602360] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
hci0:	Type: BR/EDR  Bus: USB
	BD Address: 5C:C9:D3:55:2D:1B  ACL MTU: 1022:8  SCO MTU: 183:5
	UP RUNNING PSCAN ISCAN 
	RX bytes:1214 acl:0 sco:0 events:71 errors:0
	TX bytes:1576 acl:0 sco:0 commands:71 errors:0
	Features: 0xff 0xfe 0x0d 0xfe 0xd8 0x7f 0x7b 0x8f
	Packet type: DM1 DM3 DM5 DH1 DH3 DH5 HV1 HV2 HV3 
	Link policy: RSWITCH HOLD SNIFF 
	Link mode: SLAVE ACCEPT 
	Name: 'lenovo'
	Class: 0x0c010c
	Service Classes: Rendering, Capturing
	Device Class: Computer, Laptop
	HCI Version: 4.1 (0x7)  Revision: 0x3101
	LMP Version: 4.1 (0x7)  Subversion: 0x1
	Manufacturer: Atheros Communications, Inc. (69)



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Re: Bluetooth problems on mint 18.2

Post by JeremyB » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:24 pm

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pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover
Then see if your headphones show in sound settings. You may need to search the forums for a2dp.py to find instructions to get the python script that makes it easier to switch the headphones to high quality audio

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Re: Bluetooth problems on mint 18.2

Post by jungle_boy » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:42 pm

I also had problems with bluetooth, uninstalled blueberry, the default bluetooth application in LM 18.x and installed blueman, so I solved the problem.

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Re: Bluetooth problems on mint 18.2

Post by salatiel » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:47 pm

Here is the right fix.

Change #AutoEnable=false to AutoEnable=true in the /etc/bluetooth/main.conf (notice new line is un-commented)
Unpair the headset
Restart the bluetooth service sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart
Pair your headset again and connect it
Go to sound settings. From the output device tab you should now see the headset listed along with other output device like internal speakers
Choose it as the sound output device.

Got from here:
https://vilimpoc.org/blog/2016/04/30/ub ... -speakers/

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Re: Bluetooth problems on mint 18.2

Post by joyang90 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:55 pm

salatiel wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:47 pm
Here is the right fix.

Change #AutoEnable=false to AutoEnable=true in the /etc/bluetooth/main.conf (notice new line is un-commented)
Unpair the headset
Restart the bluetooth service sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart
Pair your headset again and connect it
Go to sound settings. From the output device tab you should now see the headset listed along with other output device like internal speakers
Choose it as the sound output device.

Got from here:
https://vilimpoc.org/blog/2016/04/30/ub ... -speakers/
Thanks I was having the same problem with my bluetooth speaker bose and doss soundbox touch I was about to give up but I found this solution.

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