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Old 05-17-2018, 07:41 PM   #1
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I need "how to's" or information that will help me get bluetooth set up or re-installed


I'm using Debian 9.3 stretch, I'm trying to find "how to's" or information that will help me get bluetooth set up or re-installed. I'm coming from Kubuntu where I don't remember ever having any problems with bluetooth running and operating a bluetooth speaker, my earphone, cell phone transferring files, and a couple of tablets.

When I check Apper to see what bluetooth files are installed these are the ones::
bluetooth - bluetooth support
libbluetoothe3 - library to use BlueZ Linux bluetooth stack

If I run System Monitor it shows bluetoothd under systemd is running.

So, can anyone direct me to a "how to set-up and configure" or tell me how to configure bluetooth and get it working?TIA
 
Old 05-17-2018, 07:58 PM   #2
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All I've ever installed as bluez and blueman .. you might want to check rfkill also to be sure it is not blocked.
 
Old 05-17-2018, 08:49 PM   #3
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All I've ever installed as bluez and blueman .. you might want to check rfkill also to be sure it is not blocked.
Thanks BW-userx, I have the first two but not "rfkill" installed. After I install it how do I use it, at the CL?

Thanks again!
 
Old 05-17-2018, 09:38 PM   #4
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Thanks BW-userx, I have the first two but not "rfkill" installed. After I install it how do I use it, at the CL?

Thanks again!

BW-userx, I installed rfkill, then I truned on my cell phone and bam, it sent the first request to connect. I don't understand how rfkill works so I don't know if it had anything to do with the phone connecting?
Now my phone is connected but that's it, bt speaker or bt headset won't connect!

Any ideas for me to pursue?
 
Old 05-17-2018, 09:47 PM   #5
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Do you have pulseaudio-module-bluetooth installed? That's required for using bluetooth audio.
 
Old 05-17-2018, 09:52 PM   #6
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Do you have pulseaudio-module-bluetooth installed? That's required for using bluetooth audio.
Timothy Miller; Thank you! Yes, pulseaudio-module-bluetooth is installed.
 
  


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