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Old 04-28-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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Question how to turn bluetooth on/off dell inspiron 6400


i have a problem with my bluetooth adapter i have been posting on wifislax furom and have done some comands and worked out that i have bluetooth capabilty as shown here
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wifislax ~ # lsusb -v | grep Blue
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth)
idProduct 0x4500 BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth)
and i need to play around with rfkill switch i have wifislax4.4 installed on dell inspiron6400 before i had windows and blutooth worked fine but to use bluetooth in windows i had to change adapter well on my laptop i have leds wireless,bluetooth numlock,capslock,but i cant see a speshal key to turn bluetooth on and/off so i am stuck dose anyone no how to get my bluetooth working

thanks
 
Old 04-28-2013, 10:31 AM   #2
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In the Dell Inspiron (and other) series, you can change the hardware-key option for Wireless toggle 1|0 in the bios. Hit del/f2 to enter Bios and under Wireless on the left, you can find what the hardware-slider does (turns BT+Wifi on/off, turns Wifi on/off, disabled etc.).

Usually, I put this to Wifi+BT, e.g. turning the slider to 0 will turn off BOTH wifi and BT. But you can choose whatever you like.

Was this what you was asking for?
 
Old 04-28-2013, 10:46 AM   #3
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i am new to this problem i would like to use bluetooth as well as wireless together if posible or at least be able to turn it on/off from my distro rather then what you serjest is ther any way to solve my problem other than disabling wireless befor booting up?
 
Old 04-29-2013, 10:32 AM   #4
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Okay.
AFAIK there is no single BT button to en/disable BT alone. Perhaps you could change this in the BIOS, as suggested. Set the function of the button to control BT ONLY.

However, you could probably assign a keyboard combination in your distro to turn it on/off. What GNU/Linux distro do you use?
 
Old 05-01-2013, 02:22 PM   #5
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hi thanks i am useing wifislax4.4 beta (slackware14 kde4) i looked in my bois settings but wont let me have have bt/wireless together maybe i need to change bois but dont now how?
 
  


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