Ubuntu – Bluez 5.X and Ubuntu 14.0X


Has anyone been able to successfully install Bluez 5.X on Ubuntu 14.04? I need to upgrade it to use a new Bluetooth mouse, but I've tried several times and it seems to break the OS. Thanks in advance for any help!

Best Answer

Try this:

sudo apt-get purge bluez # remove old versions
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vidplace7/bluez5
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bluez 

This adds the PPA for Bluez 5 and installs BlueZ.