Bluetooth speaker won't work

Hey guys for some reason I cannot get Bluetooth to work on my Peppermint notebook- there is an icon there but it just comes up with a weird dialogue box and says the “daemon” is not there.

Anyone know how to get my bluetooth speaker to work please? I’ve been trying and trying since yesterday and it will not work, just a message about a daemon.

Does that little laptop even have bluetooth ?

What’s the output from:

inxi -Fz


rfkill list


dmesg | grep -i blue




service bluetooth status

When I looked it up online it said it did. Mark my computer mouse died last night so I cannot post those commands you gave me until I get another one. I find trackpads imnpossible to cut and paste with. Sorry for typos, I can’t use trackpads easily for editing, this has teensy screen so bad typing sorry. And to add insult to injury I woke up to find my Chromebook is dead again and won’t charge!!! I had taken it to the comuter shop and got a new charger for it. It has been working great for 3 days and now it is not. I have to take it to the computer repair shop again this afternoon.

Sorry Mark,
Been right busy lately and forgot to reply to this. Always on the Chromebook and sometimes the Android tablet ( that can be very annoying though as it has so many ads, and adblockers don’t get rid of them!)

matildaw@ASUS-X102BA ~ $ inxi -Fz
System: Host: ASUS-X102BA Kernel: 4.15.0-48-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A
Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine: Device: laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X102BA v: 1.0 serial: N/A
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X102BA v: 1.0 serial: N/A
UEFI: American Megatrends v: X102BA.212 date: 08/30/2013
Battery BAT0: charge: 0.0 Wh 0.0% condition: 32.7/33.5 Wh (98%)
CPU: Dual core AMD A4-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-)
cache: 1024 KB
clock speeds: max: 1000 MHz 1: 883 MHz 2: 926 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini [Radeon HD 8180]
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: [email protected]
OpenGL: renderer: AMD KABINI (DRM 2.50.0, 4.15.0-48-generic, LLVM 7.0.0)
version: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.8
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-48-generic
Network: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k
IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac:
Card-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCIE Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac:
Card-3: Atmel
IF: null-if-id state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (2.4% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS545050A7 size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 457G used: 12G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 68.8C mobo: N/A gpu: 68.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 4600
Info: Processes: 172 Uptime: 39 min Memory: 1623.4/3381.8MB
Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
matildaw@ASUS-X102BA ~ $ rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
matildaw@ASUS-X102BA ~ $ dmesg | grep -i blue
matildaw@ASUS-X102BA ~ $ hciconfig
matildaw@ASUS-X102BA ~ $ service bluetooth status
? bluetooth.service - Bluetooth service
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service; enabled; vendor preset: enab
Active: inactive (dead)
Docs: man:bluetoothd(8)
lines 1-4/4 (END)

I’ll be using this notebook over the weekend because my Chromebook’s keyboard isn’t working properly- so many keys just do nothing when pressed, and not spilled anything over it ever, and never had a problem with it until Google gave me an update notification!!! I rang the Polish computer shop and he said it might be new drivers needed ( it’s a fairly old one) so he said to bring it down on Mon and he wil look at it, but said probably I will be best getting a wireless keyboard from Chlas Ohlsen. I don’t mind that- they are those better keyboards for typing on anyway.

I’m not seeing any bluetooth hardware :-\

Thanks for looking Mark. Oh well, just have to use the speaker with the line in mode. That is ok when watching something but in between it makes an annoying humming sound. I don’t remember that happening back in the 1980s with my record player.

I am surprised this netbook doesn’t have Bluetooth as it is a newer computer than the Chromebook.

The speaker kept disconnecting the past couple of weeks on the Chromebook, but doesn’t when linked to my Android tablet.

Mark I have a very weird problem with the Chromebook! Maybe you will know what the mystery is.

A few weeks ago there was a Chrome update- I was prompted to restart it. Now in the past that would take seconds and all would be hunky dory. Only this time the keyboard went mental. Only a few keys would work.

I rang the computer guys at the repair shop and the one who answered my enquiry told me I could of course bring the Chromebook in for them to investigate the problem but that I could buy a usb keyboard.

I got one from Argos ( and planned to take the Chromebook in sometime for them to have a look at it).

The usb keyboard was working fine until early this morning ( feeling rough with IBS so been unable to sleep so been just surfing and listening to stuff on you tube). Suddenly a couple of keys stuck on the keyboard, so I rebooted the Chromebook.

Big mistake as I can’t log into it now as even more keys stopped working! And some of them were what I need for my password. :frowning:

So, I’m back on this teensy screened netbook again (and the Android tablet for quick stuff like instagram).

Now I thought I’d see how the usb keyboard works on this netbook and keys not working on here too!!

I have not spilled any food or drink on it nor on the Chromebook’s keyboard, so what the heck is going on?!

Could it be caused by some malware?

Highly unlikely it’s malware on a Chromebook, more likely the external keyboard has just given up.

That said resetting a Chromebook to factory defaults is supposed to be fairly easy (at least it is with a working keyboard).

do you know the make/model ? … then we can probably find instructions online somewhere.

Yeahhh…from what I read Chromebooks are the least likely laptops to get malware on them. A hardware problem explains perhaps the keyboard on the Chromebook itself- maybe it became incompatible with the update, but for the external new keyboard to also malfunction is very odd! I spoke to the computer repair shop on phone and he thought it was odd as well. I have to take it into him this week for him to have a look. Maybe I will take the keyboard back to Argos if his tester usb keyboard works on the Chromebook.

I know one can do “hardware resets” but I’m too scared to in case I lose files in my downloads folders ( that can happen). I’ll leave that to the computer repair shop to try out if their usb keyboard doesn’t work on it.

It’s an Asus c300 Chromebook. From looking online it looks like it came out in 2012, so it’s not that old, but not the newest one either.

The funny thing is that it is faster than the netbook despite having only 2GB RAM, whilst the netbook has 4GB RAM. When I watch vids online they often buffer but don’t do that on the Chromebook unless it runs low on RAM and needs a reboot.

The funny thing is that now ipiccy works on the netbook in Chrome Mark- I did nothing different, just tried it and it activates the flash now.

And when I looked on my Instagram on the netbook a pop up came for an app and it is great. I can comment on posts on it which had been recently barred on the Chromebook, so I was having to use the Android tablet for that. Android tablets are good for instagram and making vids to upload, but the ads one gets on it are annoying and its mostly gimmicky if you ask me. I wasn’t as impressed with it as I am with laptops lol. And it takes very blurry photos! My 17 year old Canon digital camera does a far better job.