Bluetooth on the Intel Edison

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BlueZ5 allows using Bluetooth on Linux for useful tasks like:

  • playing sound from the Linux device over Bluetooth headphones
  • send text with Android phones


General Linux devices:

apt install bluez5

Intel Edison:

opkg install bluez5

Using Bluetooth from Linux Terminal

  1. List installed Bluetooth devices from Linux

     rfkill list

    The listing will look like

    2: bcm43xx Bluetooth: bluetooth Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no

  2. Unblock Bluetooth devices:

     rfkill unblock bluetooth

    We now see another device:

    3: hci0: bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no

  3. List installed Bluetooth Device UUID

     hcitool dev

    You should see


    and your device UUID.

  4. Enable Bluetooth

     hciconfig hci0 up
  5. Use bluez interface



Intel Edison Bluetooth user guide manual

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