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creekblue
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Cannot Remove Bluetooth Device

Post by creekblue »

Hi,

I paired an Air-Fi Venture stereo headset to LinuxMint 18 Cinnamon, newly installed on a Lenovo Thinkpad T410. It paired and worked, until the laptop went into suspend. I removed it, and did a re-pair, and then no sound (even though Mint listed it fine in audio output, etc). I removed again, and re-paired. Still no audio. This time I re-started the computer, but now Mint won't allow me to remove it from the device list, and I've shut down/restarted many times. I've manually restarted the "service" via command line with "sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart" but nada. I can't remove the headset from the device list, re-pair, nothing. How can I force this to work again?
JeremyB
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Re: Cannot Remove Bluetooth Device

Post by JeremyB »

Try using terminal to unpair the headphones

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bluetoothctl
Will bring up the bluetooth control and should list the MAC and names of the bluetooth controller and devices you have paired with. Use

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remove 
followed by the MAC address and see if it can be removed that way. Use CTRL + d to quit bluetoothctl
creekblue
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Re: Cannot Remove Bluetooth Device

Post by creekblue »

JeremyB, thank you!!! That did the trick, first try. I'll see if I can set up the headphones one more time, and then try another set of headphones I have.
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prashantsays
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Re: Cannot Remove Bluetooth Device

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Can't dissconnect using the terminal also, it says
Failed to remove device: org.blue.Error.NotReady
Ghost Zim
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Re: Cannot Remove Bluetooth Device

Post by Ghost Zim »

Hi this worked for me

root@edison:~# rfkill unblock bluetooth
root@edison:~# bluetoothctl
[bluetooth]# agent KeyboardDisplay
[bluetooth]# default-agent
[bluetooth]# scan on
[bluetooth]# scan off
[bluetooth]# pair <device>

got it from https://communities.intel.com/thread/62848

:D
jjmk
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Re: Cannot Remove Bluetooth Device

Post by jjmk »

The solution worked for me but it doesn't keep. I'm not sure what might cause my settings to get corrupted? I noticed that the bluetooth gui in LM 18.3 didn't even have the name of my host laptop device (was blank) even though I named it before. Last time I used it, it connected just fine to my phone this time it would not connect and I had to go through all these steps. Wonder what I can do to make this more stable? I am connecting a Nexus 5x Android phone.
baj
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Re: Cannot Remove Bluetooth Device

Post by baj »

JeremyB wrote:
Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:54 am
Try using terminal to unpair the headphones

Code: Select all

bluetoothctl
Will bring up the bluetooth control and should list the MAC and names of the bluetooth controller and devices you have paired with. Use

Code: Select all

remove 
followed by the MAC address and see if it can be removed that way. Use CTRL + d to quit bluetoothctl
This worked for me with the same issue in Mint v19.3, thanks! I had paired the wireless BT headset I use for my phone to my laptop so I could hear my laptop audio in a very noisy environment at work. Unfortunately it auto re-paired to my laptop every time I flipped the boom open even though the BT GUI would let me remove it, it would find it and reconnect again on it's own.
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