Commands tagged bluetooth (4)

  • Scans local area for visible Bluetooth devices. Use 'hcitool inq' to discover the type of device it is. And use -i hciX option to specify the local Bluetooth device to use.

    hcitool scan
    spiffwalker · 2010-04-11 04:13:15 1
  • Tries to switch all audio devices to the A2DP profile for optimal sound quality. Useful for bluetooth speakers and headphones that always power up in HSP/HFP mode. Note however that this command is only a shorthand for the GUI, so it cannot fix stubborn BT controllers that leave your device stuck in HSP mode until a manual re-coupling.

    for card in $(pacmd list-cards | grep 'name: ' | sed 's/.*<\(.*\)>.*/\1/'); do pacmd set-card-profile $card a2dp_sink; done
    lordtoran · 2019-04-18 18:01:45 1
  • Turns off the bluetooth hardware module. To turn it back on use `rfkill unblock bluetooth`. Works in Ubuntu, probably in other distros as well. I don't know if you need some special user permission to do this. It worked for me out of the box.

    rfkill block bluetooth
    ivanatora · 2010-04-03 13:20:12 0
  • Info about Bluetooth devices. Show Sample Output

    hciconfig;hciconfig -a hci0;lsmod |grep bt;dmesg | grep tooth
    FadeMind · 2013-08-21 12:29:23 1

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