Talk:Bluetooth

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What is agent?

Article should explain what is agent and when it should be on. Is it for asking PIN code? When or why we should off if? -- Agent0 (talk) 18:13, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

I stumbled upon the same omission - while I did succeed to follow the CLI-based installation instructions, I still don't know "What is that 'agent', and what is it good for?"
Also, the messages from the software regarding the "controller" disconnecting where somewhat irritating - but since everything works fine I guess that is just a strange way of logging some software interface activity. --Lvml (talk) 16:22, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Deprecation of hciconfig

Since hciconfig was deprecated upstream, we should replace all references to it with proper non-deprecated commands. --Ape (talk) 05:45, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

Feel free to go ahead. Until then see the note in Bluetooth#Installation. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 07:54, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
I just ran into issues because of that as well, so I totally agree with that. Unfortunately, I can't find the time in doing that myself. --LukeLR (talk) 23:32, 30 April 2017 (UTC)


DualBoot bluetooth

This seems to be the same problem: https://communities.intel.com/thread/112230 They use the same workaround as I proposed

—This unsigned comment is by Roflmao (talk) 21:11, 8 June 2017‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!


Copy Paired devices from Windows is explained here: [1] This prevents the constant re-pairing of devices.

Should this info be included in the DualBoot Section?

Remggo (talk) 19:21, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Merging general setup from Keyboard, Mouse, Headset pages

Bluetooth_mouse, Bluetooth_keyboard, and Bluetooth_headset all contain duplicate info about general bluez5 installation, pairing, connections, and troubleshooting. I'd like to merge all the general info into this Bluetooth page. Then the [mouse|keyboard|headset] pages can expand on any device-specific setup/troubleshooting, which seems to be the original intent. Any objections? Thesqueakychair (talk) 17:05, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

This sounds very good and should make the whole topic much clearer. Remggo (talk) 09:49, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

Adapters article

Should we start a Bluetooth adapters page listing USB Bluetooth adapters confirmed to work with Linux?

We could add a note to the Bluetooth intro asking readers to contribute to it.

Existing resources:

--Larivact (talk) 04:56, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

I'm very sceptical about the purpose of such lists, see also [2]. Basically if you're trying to find out if some device will work or not, it is almost certain that you'll find either that it works absolutely fine (which can be assumed if you hadn't found anything) or that it had some problems with an older version of something (which doesn't answer your question). -- Lahwaacz (talk) 07:38, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
I'd rather buy something known to work than something known not to work. If you want to minimize the chance of the latter, experiences of others are not "completely irrelevant".--Larivact (talk) 08:21, 29 August 2018 (UTC)