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Old 03-17-2019, 12:24 AM   #1
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using bluetooth fc27

Hi, I have a VM set up using QEMU. It runs fc27 XFCE from a Fedora host. I would like to be able to connect from this VM to a bluetooth speaker. I am assuming this should be as simple as switching on the speaker, establishing a connection, pointing my output towards the speaker and playing sounds! Or am I expecting a bit too much from within a VM?

Firstly though, I can't start bluetoothctl. Again I didn't think this would be a huge task. All I get is
[tim@cabra ~]$ sudo systemctl start bluetooth
[tim@cabra ~]$ sudo bluetoothctl
Waiting to connect to bluetoothd...
Is there anything I need to install?
[tim@cabra ~]$ sudo dnf install bluez
Last metadata expiration check: 0:11:35 ago on Sun 17 Mar 2019 16:14:01 AEDT.
Package bluez-5.49-3.fc27.x86_64 is already installed, skipping.
Dependencies resolved.
Nothing to do.

Last edited by timl; 03-17-2019 at 12:26 AM.
Old 03-17-2019, 12:37 AM   #2
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Bluetooth through USB? Or how is it connected to the host system?
Old 03-17-2019, 01:35 AM   #3
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Ahhh, I need a bluetooth dongle. Doh! Thanks. Case closed


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