Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 10-13-2008, 05:13 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2008
Location: Detroit, MI, USA
Distribution: Xubuntu 8.10; DSL 4.2.5
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: 0
Bluetooth Dongle not recognized or usable on Xubuntu on HP Pavillan


So I've migrated recently from Mandriva to Xubuntu. In some ways I've been impressed how many things have "just worked" and didn't need any configuration, vs Mandriva. However, one of these is not Bluetooth.

I have a Parrot Bluetooth dongle, which on my XP machine I can do anything via Bluetooth that I can think of doing.

I've tried to install everything availabel in the Repos that has to do with Bluetooth that didn't requrie KDE libraries and I'm still not getting any luck with the PC even recognizing that I have the dongle plugged in. At least not that I can tell.

Ideally I'd like to get this configured so that it could do everythign I coudl do on Mandraiva, like sync my BlackBerry phonebook wireless, transfer photos wirelessly to my Parrot Photo Viewer, & transfer files like MP3s to my wife's PocketPC.

Though the feature I'd most like to take advantage of, that I never did get working on Mandravia, not that I ever tried to much, is to configure A2DP, or stereo Bluetooth. So that I could stream audio (music or podcasts) to a wireless sound box "Parrot Party" and stero Bluetooth headset "Motorola S9"
Old 12-20-2008, 06:39 AM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2008
Location: Detroit, MI, USA
Distribution: Xubuntu 8.10; DSL 4.2.5
Posts: 17

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I still don't have a GUI, but I'm able to access my bluetooth features using hcitool from within terminal, after installing the most recent bluez-utils



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
USB Bluetooth Dongle not recognized Heart SUSE / openSUSE 19 04-13-2008 08:42 AM
Bluetooth Dongle Install blueAlien Slackware 19 08-27-2006 09:19 PM
Bluetooth Dongle not recognized. Bigiron.45 Linux - Hardware 0 05-10-2006 12:04 AM
which bluetooth dongle linmith Linux - Networking 1 07-01-2005 04:09 PM
bluetooth dongle keiwu Linux - Hardware 0 02-13-2005 01:50 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:37 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration