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Connecting Bluetooth on Pi W in terminal

Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:49 pm

Hi Guys,
I got my Pi Zero W this week and having great fun with it, as I only ever connect normally with SSH I decided to boot to command line. Im trying to connect to a bluetooth speaker in terminal, but Im struggling. I started X and connected to the speaker no trouble, I was hoping once I'd connected in X it would save the config in a terminal. No suck Luck, I've gone through the whole
sudo bluetoothctrl
Agent on
scan on
which works, but I dont want to type all this every time I want audio output. Is there a way I can put this into a script and run that?

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Re: Connecting Bluetooth on Pi W in terminal

Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:43 pm

This has worked for me with a BT keyboard...
As before:

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sudo bluetoothctl
agent on
discoverable on
scan on
Put the BT device into pairing mode and then copy the address when you see it.

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pair xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
Then to keep the device in memory:

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trust xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

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Re: Connecting Bluetooth on Pi W in terminal

Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:17 pm

In my case, it hangs after bring out the waiting message. Doesn't go any further

sudo bluetoothctl
Waiting to connect to bluetoothd...

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