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1648 hits on +bluetooth +not +working

Postby stabbmesiter on Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:57 pm

Hi,
Just a quick question.

Is there a plan to get bluetooth working on Mint 13 (maya) from install?

Bluetooth/cell phone is my only way to connect to the internet where I live, so, obviously, it's very important to me.

I've installed Mint 13 for my father and a few others (who have broadband) but have installed other flavours (Mandriva 2011 or Mageia 2) for others as bluetooth works with them.

I've looked at a fair few distros and would install Maya myself if it had a working bluetooth package. Love the look and the front end....always have tty if my fingers are itchy (very rarely nowadays).
I've approx 3 neighbours who want to install linux (or more accurately want to move away from MS). I can't recommend Linuxmint as it doesn't work in our situation - where bluetooth is a must.

Strange subject title for which I don't apologise. Looking at the community page and the registered installed base I think that 1648 problems is a fair percentage of the total installed base.

So - keen to install, keen to recommend Linuxmint but........can't really due to the reasons given. Drives me nuts when I boot maya via virtualbox and watch it happily connect to the internet via the cleverness of Oracle

Please fix it....pretty please with butter on etc....go on, we want to convert others but have difficulty as it stands.

Regards....
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Re: 1648 hits on +bluetooth +not +working

Postby xenopeek on Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:50 am

I don't know much about bluetooth, but perhaps first try to get support on the issue you are having? Linux Mint 13 has a host of bluetooth packages installed by default (like bluez). For tethering you may need to configure or install something extra. I'm not sure how the developers are to move forward on your suggestion currently.

First step would be to confirm your bluetooth chip is working. If the drivers for the chip itself are not working, get support in the hardware support section: viewforum.php?f=49

If bluetooth is working, but you can't tether to your mobile phone, get support in the networking support subsection: viewforum.php?f=157
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