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How to Connect a Jawbone Headset to a Bluetooth Laptop on Ubuntu Gutsy (And Then Use Skype)

Oct 08, 2007, 04:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen O'Grady)

"Historically I, like most of the Skype users I know, have used the standard pluggable headsets for calls. These have the advantage of working more or less out of the box, even on Linux, and being relatively inexpensive. The disadvantages, however, are many: they add another set of wires to your kit, they don't have the sophisticated noise cancelling abilities that the Jawbone does (it's not marketing, it actually works--except for wind noise), and--worst of all--if you're already committed to carrying a bluetooth headset for your phone, they add a redundant device.

"The ideal solution, then, is to carry just the simple bluetooth headset for both phone and PC usage. The trick is making that work. Here's how I've done that..."

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