Today, I did manage to connect my "JBL Clip 3" Bluetooth speaker to *Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Bas G. Roufs - English basroufs at
Fri Mar 8 20:34:15 UTC 2019

Dear Everybody at the list.

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Today, I managed to connect my  "JBL Clip 3" Bluetooth speaker to *Ubuntu 
18.04 LTS - after many, many, many :-) fruitless attempts......

After a bit of research, I stumbled on this answer at "Ask Ubuntu":

Reportedly, *Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ships with a "buggy" version of the package 
"Bluez". At a repository, there is a newer version of "Bluez" that is intended 
for integration in future versions of *Ubuntu. That's why, I have done this:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bluetooth/bluez
sudo apt install bluez
sudo update
sudo dist-upgrade
sudo reboot now

After the reboot, I klicked at the bluetooth button, after which I scanned for 
devices. Then, the system identified my "JBL Clip 3". 

Probably, this will help also others.

Bas G. Roufs.


Bas G. Roufs 

Utrecht, NL, E. BasRoufs at; Mob. +31 6 446 835 10;
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