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Using bluetooth headset on Linux

I bought a bluetooth headset recently. I got to make it work with my Linux laptop. There are 2 tools that I found useful in my experience in making it works such as:

rfkill - let you know whether particular feature is blocked or not Example: rfkill list

0: phy0: Wireless LAN         Soft blocked: no         Hard blocked: no 1: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN         Soft blocked: no         Hard blocked: no 2: asus-bluetooth: Bluetooth         Soft blocked: yes         Hard blocked: no
As you can see, the bluetooth is soft blocked. It means, you have to turn it on using software. Usually you can enable it using a GUI tool in your KDE or GNOME desktop. If it is hard blocked, it means you have to turn it on by pressing a combination of or a key on your keyboard or a switch. 
2. pavucontrol
Taken verbatim from here:
Pulseaudio volume control (pavucontrol) is a simple gtk+ based volume control tool (mixer) for the pulseaudio sound server. in contrast to classic mixer tools this one allows you to c…