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intel ac 3160 bluetooth sound not working (Ubuntu on an intel nuc)

So I still haven't been able to figure this out and found tons of other people with various combinations of wireless intel cards / OS having the same or similar issues with bluetooth.

I have:

- an intel nuc (newest bios # 35)

- an intel ac3160 wifi/bluetooth card

- ubuntu 14.04 (newest kernel 3.18)

- iwlwifi-3160-10.ucode firmware

Bluetooth seems to work, I can put it on, I can select a device (a bluetooth speaker in this case) but after a second or so the connection goes back to "off" automatically.... So pairing does work, but it can never be selected as sound output.

Why doesn't this work and can I get it to? Maybe I should just buy an external bluetooth usb drive but it just annoys me intel hasn't been able to address this.

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Honored Contributor II
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Hello _svl_

In this particular case, you can find our recommended drivers in this link: http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-034398.htm Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Linux* Support for Intel® Wi-Fi Adapters

Development support is only available through thehttps://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/iwlwifi open source community mailing lists. Intel does not provide support for development drivers. Which includes Bluetooth profiles.

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So, since intel does provide a linux-driver for this wireless/bluetooth card, does that mean connecting to aptx a2dp bluetooth speaker should work?

And what support can intel provide on the recommended linux driver?

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Honored Contributor II
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Hello_svl_,

Please, understand that any support for Linux* will be found only in this link: https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/iwlwifi Open Source Communityhttps://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/iwlwifi

Please check with the manufacturer of your speaker what are their recommendations.

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