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Old 10-14-2008, 09:21 AM   #1
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Dell Inspiron 1525 - troubles with bluetooth detection


I can't detect my bluetooth device. In BIOS it's shown that bluetooth is installed. Any help?
 
Old 10-15-2008, 08:17 AM   #2
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I can't detect my bluetooth device. In BIOS it's shown that bluetooth is installed. Any help?
Is it actually installed? From what I've seen, it's fully supported under Linux, but the Dell's have a habit of showing the device as installed in BIOS, but not actually having the hardware installed. A friend had the same problem...was about $29 to get the card.
 
Old 10-15-2008, 12:28 PM   #3
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Is it actually installed? From what I've seen, it's fully supported under Linux, but the Dell's have a habit of showing the device as installed in BIOS, but not actually having the hardware installed. A friend had the same problem...was about $29 to get the card.
Yes, it is. As i can see in hwinfo, i have bcm2045b2. On other forums i read that i need boot to windows, enable bluetooth there (load firmware into bluetooth) and after that reboot (not poweroff && poweron) into linux. Is there any alternate method to enable bluetooth?
 
Old 12-29-2008, 05:04 AM   #4
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i have the same issue, and also following this other thread.
I mean, i cannot f**off my linux laptop, whitout any empty partition to just make, WITH WINDOWS, bluetooth work. it is immoral.

And all my work on the linux box?!
 
Old 12-30-2008, 11:47 AM   #5
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I have solved that problem : I needed to install windows, and there enable my bluetooth dongle. Now it works.
 
  


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