I'm using mint 15 w/ cinnamon.

I've bought a pair of bluetooth speakers and i'm trying to connect to them via a terminal I can see them normally and am connected to them via the gui I want to make a small script to connect to them automatically every time they are visible

I'm trying to scan them

hcitool scan

But I get


and after a few seconds the process dies.

The same thing with hidd --search .

If I run hciconfig scan I get.

hci0:   Type: BR/EDR  Bus: USB
    BD Address: 40:2C:F4:78:E8:69  ACL MTU: 1021:8  SCO MTU: 64:1
    RX bytes:130700 acl:22 sco:0 events:18527 errors:0
    TX bytes:31875398 acl:36784 sco:0 commands:75 errors:0

I guess it's just saying my bluetooth address and turning it on

As i said already, via the normal user interface, i can see the speakers and i am connected to them, but through terminal i get nothing.

Actually it is quite funny that hcitool scan isn't finding anything since my speakers are connected and every time I run the command the sound from the speakers breaks for a couple of seconds.

Best Answer

I managed to do so via bluez-tools .

sudo apt-get install bluez-tools

List of devices to get the mac address of my device.

bt-device -l

and successfully connect to it.

bt-audio -c 01:02:03:04:05:06

Keep in mind that the bt-audio feature has been reimplemented probably some time in 2016, so bt-audio is likely no longer available as such.