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I've an Acer Aspire One A110 Netbook running Linpus Lite. All seems relatively well however I've plugged in a Bluetooth USB dongle and nothing has happened - oh well, I didn;t expect it to. Of course I'm used to MS Windows OS plug 'n Play and I know this isn't generally how Linpus Lite OS operates but despite looking around I can't find an explanation on how to activate the Bluetooth adapter. There are instructions and demos on how to add a Bluetooth component to the board but I'm not an engineer, neither professional nor hobbyist, so Im not interested in doing that. I've downloaded the Bluetooth zip file from the Acer Spire One support site it has been installed on the Netbook but there still appears to be no Bluetooth connection.
I'm note sure how Linpus does things (honestly, I thought Linpus was abandoned years ago), but any other modern Linux system would automatically bring up the Bluetooth manager and let you setup your device as soon as it is plugged in. A quick Google searched found the following small guide which seems like what you want (or will at least get you moving in the right direction):
whilst Linpus is definitely being supported - out of Taiwan I think, in support of Acer, or vice versa. Anyway no matter, looking about various Linux and Acer forums I've found out about and downloaded Unbuntu 10.04 'Lucid Lynx' and Linux Mint 9 'Isadora' for evaluation. Both of which appear to have Bluetooth functionality. Whether they operate with my specific dongle I don't yet know, but it's a step along from where I was, so I'm happy I have a solution awaiting me.
Sorry I don't know the kernel version or Isusb or dmesg, I'll look them up. In the meantime both the demos for both Ubuntu and Linux Mint look to have the likely solution. The choice will be down to which one has the better performance in boot-up and in running a few standard apps.