So far, Kubuntu 18.04 does not discover my "JBL Clip 3" Bluetooth speaker

Bas G. Roufs - English basroufs at
Mon Feb 4 15:14:11 UTC 2019

Dear Everybody.

At present, I am running Kubuntu 18.04 LTS at my Samsung 860 EVO (1 TB) inside my 
Lenovo X220, The system runs quite smoothly. Even Bluetooth seems to run up to a 
certain extend. However, after scanning, just 1 device in the house next to mine appears - 
however, NOT my   "JBL Clip 3" Bluetooth speaker. After a bit of googling, I tried out the 
following commands:

bas at Viaconsensus-iter:~$ bluetoothctl
[NEW] Controller 60:D8:19:B1:7B:8B Viaconsensus-iter [default]
[NEW] Device FC:8F:90:93:D2:2A [TV]Samsung LED40
Agent registered
[DEL] Device FC:8F:90:93:D2:2A [TV]Samsung LED40
[bluetooth]# list
Controller 60:D8:19:B1:7B:8B Viaconsensus-iter [default]
[bluetooth]# devices
[bluetooth]# scan on
Discovery started
[CHG] Controller 60:D8:19:B1:7B:8B Discovering: yes
[bluetooth]# power on
Changing power on succeeded
[bluetooth]# list
Controller 60:D8:19:B1:7B:8B Viaconsensus-iter [default]
[NEW] Device FC:8F:90:93:D2:2A [TV]Samsung LED40
[bluetooth]# discoverable on
Changing discoverable on succeeded

At my phone, the laptop does not appear at the devices list, also not after the command 
"discoverable on".

Can anybody help out?


Bas G. Roufs.

*/Bas G. Roufs 

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