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Old 07-31-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Unhappy Not possibile to search for devices in Blueman-mangaer, bluetoothd is running


Hello,
i am using Slackware 13.37 64 bit with 32 bit comaptibility.
I have a laptop which specifications read that i have a bluetooth device - http://www.asus.com/Notebooks/Multim...specifications

I started the deamon as root:
Code:
bluetoothd
Then i tried to start the bluetooth manager which is in KDE by typing as regular user:
Code:
blueman-manager
This was the output:
Code:
bash-4.1$ blueman-manager
Loading configuration plugins
_________
<module> (/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/blueman/main/Config.py:20)
Skipping plugin Gconf
No module named gconf 
Using file config backend
_________
Load (/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:68)
['PulseAudioProfile', 'Services'] 
_________
Load (/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:68)
Unable to load plugin module PulseAudioProfile
PulseAudio applet plugin not loaded, nothing to do here 
_________
__load_plugin (/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:142)
loading <class 'blueman.plugins.manager.Services.Services'> 
blueman-manager version 1.22 starting
_________
on_bluez_name_owner_changed (/usr/bin/blueman-manager:110)
org.bluez owner changed to  :1.26 
Using file config backend
_________
SetAdapter (/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/blueman/gui/DeviceList.py:301)
None 
_________
SetAdapter (/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/blueman/gui/DeviceList.py:301)
No such adapter 
_________
on_adapter_changed (/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/blueman/gui/manager/ManagerToolbar.py:89)
toolbar adapter None
Actually the GUI loaded but all the options are disabled. I cannot search or pair devices.

Could you please advise what could be the problem - I am mistaken that my laptop supports bluetooth or some extra configurations need to be done?

Thank you!
 
Old 08-01-2012, 08:09 AM   #2
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Hi!
Having a BT problem I first open a Terminal / Konsole and run as root:
Code:
hcitool scan
If BT device is recognized, you see a hex code and the name of the device.
Sometimes it is necessary to disable BT by hardware, enable it again.
If you can start BT: the adapter must be "always visible".
alfredo

Edit:
BT is a big problem on many Linux distributions (and Windows!)
To find out if an adapter is present:
Code:
hcitool dev
Devices:
	hci0	90:4C:E5:F4:EE:13
AND
Code:
hcitool scan
Scanning ...
	00:12:5A:6B:18:46	Bluetooth Notebook Mouse xyz
To connect:
Code:
hidd connect --00:12:5A:6B:18:46
Maybe you get:
Code:
The program 'hidd' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:
apt-get install bluez-compat

Last edited by alfredo10; 08-01-2012 at 08:27 AM. Reason: addition
 
Old 08-01-2012, 12:23 PM   #3
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Hi alfredo10,

i tried:
Code:
~# hcitool dev
Devices:
no devices were shown.

Then i decided to search if there could be some hardware switch to enable it. Then i turned on the one that i thought was responsible for wireless. Then all of a sudden i got:

Code:
~# hcitool dev
Devices:
	hci0	00:22:43:A5:05:46
Bluemanager was enabled immediately. I could start BT easily from it.

After that i was able to pair my laptop with a smart phone. I was even able to transfer one file between those devices. I wonder how it could be if i get a BT headphones. Do you have experience with BT headphones and Linix? Probably i should open another thread?


The problem was that BT was not turned on from the hardware switch. After that all went OK. Thus i can mark the thread as solved.

Thank you, alfredo10!
 
Old 08-02-2012, 03:53 PM   #4
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Hi!
Glad to hear that it works.
(Sometimes there only is one hardware switch for WLAN and BT.)
As I wrote: BT is a big problem and I must say, I don't understand that (some years ago I had less problems).
E.g. in CentOS I could connect my mouse within 2 - 3 seconds, in other distris it took half an hour or I had no success.
I could connect my BT headphones with Mint Isadora - I had no time to test it on other distris - maybe on the weekend I will try it.
The second problem seems to be that only a few people use BT ??
And third: if you have a BT problem you don't find a person who is able to help (on many forums).
I can test the BT headphones on Mint and openSuse.
(If you could wait 2 -3 days.)
 
Old 08-03-2012, 08:40 AM   #5
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Hi again,

in my case it was exactly one hardware switch for WLAN and BT.

To be honest, i still have not decided whether to buy BT headphones or not. The truth is that i need to be sure that they will work with Linux before i buy them. Probably i should search for linux compatible BT headphones and only then buy them.

Of course i could wait. Probably i should open a new thread to ask the people what experience they have with BT headphones and if there are any they could recommend me.

All the best!
 
Old 08-03-2012, 11:33 AM   #6
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Hi!
Your original problem is solved and (I'm only a normal user) of course you can open a new thread.
I hope I have time tomorrow - to test my BT headphones.
(Again: In an older Mint version my Sennheiser MM 400 worked.)
alfredo
 
Old 08-04-2012, 10:24 AM   #7
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Hi!
Just opened a new thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...26#post4745826
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