I switched to Mint from Gentoo since a while, and so far it's really great!
One thing actually that doesn't want to work: the built in bluetooth on my thinkpad Z61m.
I found some reports about a bug with bluetooth in thinkpad-acpi module, but can't find a solution for Linux Mint.
If bluetooth isn't possible at this moment I can also use my cell (HTC smartphone) as USB modem, but I really don't know how to do that.
So my 2 questions:
1. How can I make bluetooth work in Linux Mint for my Thinkpad Z61m
2. If not, how can I use my smartphone as an USB modem ? (for this I'm a total newbie, so I'll need some directions )
If I plug in my smartphone in USB, the network icon in the system tray reports a new rndis wired network device. If I select that it tries to acquire a network address but fails. Is that the way to go when using USB ?
Some logging that's relevant:
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Oct 11 21:21:08 herpes kernel: [ 1600.739809] Bluetooth: HCI USB driver ver 2.9
Oct 11 21:21:08 herpes kernel: [ 1600.739849] usbcore: registered new interface driver hci_usb
also kern.log (thinkpad-acpi):
Oct 11 21:22:08 herpes kernel: [ 1659.700636] thinkpad_acpi: ibm_init: probing for bluetooth
Oct 11 21:22:08 herpes kernel: [ 1659.700649] thinkpad_acpi: drv_acpi_handle_init: Found ACPI handle HKEY for hkey
Oct 11 21:22:08 herpes kernel: [ 1659.704793] thinkpad_acpi: bluetooth_init: bluetooth hardware not installed
(bluetooth is activated in the BIOS, and BIOS is latest version)
# lsusb (bluetooth not showing up)
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0483:2016 SGS Thomson Microelectronics Fingerprint Reader
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:c016 Logitech, Inc. M-UV69a Optical Wheel Mouse
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000