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    Can't get Bluetooth headset to bond to PC

    Hello all.
    Recently I acquired a Bluetooth headset, and have been looking forward to linking it to a computer. After reading this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BluetoothSkype and this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bl...28Bluetooth%29 , and the headset manual (which contained instructions only for using it with a cell phone), I have not yet been able to link the headset to the computer. I have bluetooth, bluetooth-alsa, bluez-audio, bluez-btsco, gnome-bluetooth, and kdebluetooth installed.Yet when I checked under Browse Device under Bluetooth Preferences, I could see my headset but not connect to it (it only retuned an obex error). Can anyone help me out? I would greatly appreciate it. My headset is a Funtwist BT-6 RX, and my Bluetooth USB dongle is a BlueTake BT009SX.
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    Re: Can't get Bluetooth headset to bond to PC

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    Last edited by thomasyen; May 31st, 2008 at 11:41 AM.
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    Re: Can't get Bluetooth headset to bond to PC

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    Re: Can't get Bluetooth headset to bond to PC

    you'll want to take a look at this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=786640

    there are still problems with allowing it to work through skype, but that's mostly because skype is not open source so it's difficult to troubleshoot. but if the answer exists, it will likely be found in that thread.

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    Re: Can't get Bluetooth headset to bond to PC

    It could just be hardware incompatibilty my friend, and may be nothing to do with the software you've got install in Ubunutu.

    I've been having intermittent problems with bluetooth myself and from what I've read a lot of bluetooth issues appear to come down to the hardware itself (i.e the bluetooth dongle your PC is using) and also the bluetooth device you're connecting to.

    Seemingly even some of the more expensive dongles dont support all the services that are required (in your case I'm sure its A2DP protocol - but dont quote me).

    I cant offer a solution I'm afraid - but I do share your frustrations.

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