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Old 03-05-2009, 11:54 AM   #1
tdainat
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Unable to get Bluetooth Working on Laptop with Integrated device


I have a new Sager Notebook NP8660. Although this has integrated bluetooth the device does not show up at all. I have spent quite some time googling this but have not found a satisfactory solution or one that works for my hardware.

About me:
I am an old time windows user and recently decided to move to Linux. I consider myself an intermediate computer user being an old time c developer and currently a dot net developer and sysadmin by profession.

Some specifics
Fedora 10 x86_64

ps -A | grep blue:
2670 ? 00:00:00 bluetoothd
3468 ? 00:00:00 bluetooth-apple

hcitool dev: (nothing listed)
Devices:

cat /proc/devices:
lists a stack of devices, none of which seem to be a bluetooth device. I can post this if needed.

rpm -q bluez
bluez-4.22-2.fc10.x86_64

lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Graphics Port (rev 07)
00:03.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset MEI Controller (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 0628 (rev a1)
06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5300 AGN [Shiloh] Network Connection
07:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): JMicron Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller
07:00.1 System peripheral: JMicron Technologies, Inc. SD/MMC Host Controller
07:00.2 SD Host controller: JMicron Technologies, Inc. Standard SD Host Controller
07:00.3 System peripheral: JMicron Technologies, Inc. MS Host Controller
08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)

lsusb:
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 5986:0300 Acer, Inc
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 147e:2016 Upek Biometric Touchchip/Touchstrip Fingerprint Sensor
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

So hopefully that provides some data.

I am not sure what I am missing to get the Bluetooth device to a) show up and b) function. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thomas
 
Old 03-05-2009, 12:20 PM   #2
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Is there a switch - Physical, associated with a function-key combination, or in the BIOS the turn bluetooth on?
 
Old 03-05-2009, 01:27 PM   #3
tdainat
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Well, there was a duh moment. Easy fix!

Visibly there is no button on the laptop to indicate bluetooth. However going back to the USER MANUAL (which is the duh) I found that by pressing fn + F12 it activated the bluetooth device. I was able to configure and add devices to the bluetooth neighborhood. So all is good. Thanks!
 
  


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