Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

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Do you have blue tooth working in linux mint ?

Poll ended at Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:22 pm

Blue tooth working Yes
15
65%
Blue tooth working No
1
4%
Not using blue tooth
7
30%
 
Total votes: 23

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Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Post by rickNS » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:22 pm

I have seen bluetooth topics marked [SOLVED], and have seen many also not solved. I have definitely read many of the solved threads, but none have ever helped me. So just being curious I'd like to get a feel for how many actually have BT working in mint 18.
I have not created a poll before, but thinking for those who say yes, maybe add "briefly" Mint edition 18. ?, DE, and what if any thread helped you.For those who vote No, just follow along.
Last edited by Pierre on Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: moved to Hardware Support & added extra option !
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Re: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Post by ralplpcr » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:26 pm

Working for me on Cinnamon 17.3 as well as KDE 18.2. No real help needed - - just paired the keyboard, and it worked?

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Re: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Post by Pierre » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:50 pm

don't use that function, myself
:(
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Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] - when your problem is solved!
and DO LOOK at those Unanswered Topics - - you may be able to answer some!.

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Re: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Post by jerson » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:59 pm

works for me on LM18 Sarah. Only issue I have is when the PC suspends and comes back up, it forgets bluetooth state.
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Re: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Post by catweazel » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:42 pm

Works for me on 18.3. I just plugged it in and VOILA!
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Re: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Post by MrEen » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:51 pm

Not working here on Xfce 18.2

This computer didn't come with bluetooth, so, that is at least part of the problem in my case!

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Re: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Post by rickNS » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:44 pm

Pierre wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:50 pm
don't use that function, myself
:(
Thanks @pierre for adding that option. Frankly I am like you, I don't "need" blue tooth either, and if I did the 5 dollar dongle I mentioned in another thread would suffice. I am just curious how many mint users do have BT functionality.
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Re: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Post by ugly » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:45 am

Works with no issues.

I had an older dongle that didn't play nice when switching between Windows and Mint. But getting the right dongle solved all the issues.

Two other computers have built-in Bluetooth and both work with no issues.

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Re: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Post by Chemical_Ali » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:10 am

Yes. My bluetooth is working perfectly again since 18.2.


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Re: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Post by JeremyB » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:37 pm

My bluetooth works most of the time but I don't use it that much. If you have done much internet searching about bluetooth in Linux you have likely read a few posts of mine, whether here as JeremyB or elsewhere as jeremy31

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Post by JerryF » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:21 pm

My Bluetooth works, thanks to JeremyB!
IF your problem has been solved, please edit your ORIGINAL post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line. It helps other members when browsing posts.

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Re: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Post by AZgl1500 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:04 pm

my pc apparently does not support Bluetooth, "Searching for devices" is all I ever see.

don't know what I would do with Bluetooth on a laptop anyway, no real need for IMO.

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Re: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Post by powerwagon75 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:06 am

* On my main desktop unit, running Mint 18 on an MSI Z170 Gaming M7 MB, and using a cheapo bluetooth dongle: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076F ... UTF8&psc=1 . Plugged it in and worked great as-is. Just don't believe the part about reaching along way, because it doesn't--but I don't need it to.

* On the Acer Laptop dual-booting Win10 & Mint 18: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LD ... UTF8&psc=1, bluetooth worked fine between the other systems, and for headphones.

* On the old 2010 13" MacBook Pro dual-booting El Capitan and Mint 18.3. Bluetooth works--strangely. Won't show up on other devices when searching, other than my work laptop. It sees other devices, but I can connect only to my work laptop (A Dell Extreme rugged w/Win8.1 Ent.) It won't connect to it, just for the sake of doing it, and hold the connection. However, I can transfer files back and forth between them just fine, but they won't maintain a connection for extended actions such as audio sharing, etc. (The bluetooth panel icon turns "blue" when file transmit/receive is occuring, then goes black again as soon as completed.) As an fyi, the bluetooth works about the same when booted to the Mac OS as well. Wifi is working fine, but maybe the bluetooth portion of the hardware is getting weak, or maybe the Mac hardware has a low-power mode it defaults to when not busy?

ps... forgot to mention, I use blueman on all of these and not the default bluetooth.
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Re: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Post by damanbaird » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:06 pm

It's working i just wish i could get it to auto accept file transfers, i even have it set to trusted via command line.

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Re: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Post by AndyMH » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:27 am

Yes, BUT had to install blueman to get it working properly. Cinnamon 18.3.
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Re: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Post by madTooth » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:55 pm

Not working here

Alumimium Macbook late 2008
Kernel: 4.4.0-122-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3
Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena

I opened also a thread but had no answer: viewtopic.php?t=268885

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Re: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Post by joez » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:09 pm

After installing Mint 19 Mate

Had to install the proprietary Broadcom driver for WiFi which also provides Bluetooth.
WiFi then worked but Bluetooth did not .
Ended up doing the following to make Bluetooth work:
wget https://www.dropbox.com/s/olqnqevf698ld ... c_216d.hcd
sudo cp fw-0a5c_216d.hcd /lib/firmware/
sudo cp fw-0a5c_216d.hcd /lib/firmware/brcm/BCM43142A0-0a5c_216d.hcd
Bluetooth still didn't work and dmesg complained BCM.hcd was not found
renamed BCM43142A0-0a5c_216d.hcd to BCM.hcd
Rebooted and Bluetooth works.

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Re: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Post by rlc » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:46 pm

Yes. It had been working fine until I upgraded. I had to drop back to kernel 4.15.0-13 to get it working again. Anything higher and it says no adapter found. Currently using Cinnamon 19.

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Re: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Post by LarryT » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:40 am

Yes, it is working with my Logitech MX Anywhere mouse. I have to add in the driver, BCM20702A1-0a5c-21e6.hcd, from a Github source to get my adapter to work. Using LM19 Tara.
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