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Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

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New HP Core I5 laptop came with Win10, loaded Mint 18.3 and Bluetooth not recognized.

Is this the continuing issue with HP wifi hardware and Mint, and if so is there a work-around or a suggested Mint compatible wifi USB dongle?

FWIW, I popped in a Panda PAU07 wifi dongle that Mint doesn't recognize.
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Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

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Post results for lsusb with the wifi USB adapter plugged in
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Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

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Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

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What is the result for

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lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net; lsmod | grep usb
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Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

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interesting ... the panda pau07 just lit up. hmm.
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Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

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Well the drivers are loaded for the USB wifi, the bluetooth likely doesn't have firmware yet for it to work and the realtek bluetooth module likely needs an update
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Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

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JeremyB wrote:Well the drivers are loaded for the USB wifi, the bluetooth likely doesn't have firmware yet for it to work and the realtek bluetooth module likely needs an update
where to get such drivers and firmware that are compatible with mint?
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Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

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rfd wrote:
JeremyB wrote:Well the drivers are loaded for the USB wifi, the bluetooth likely doesn't have firmware yet for it to work and the realtek bluetooth module likely needs an update
where to get such drivers and firmware that are compatible with mint?
As far as I know the firmware and drivers don't exist yet for that chipset in any Linux
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Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

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JeremyB wrote:
rfd wrote:
JeremyB wrote:Well the drivers are loaded for the USB wifi, the bluetooth likely doesn't have firmware yet for it to work and the realtek bluetooth module likely needs an update
where to get such drivers and firmware that are compatible with mint?
As far as I know the firmware and drivers don't exist yet for that chipset in any Linux
the upshot is choose yer pc carefully if you want to use linux wifi - i should have bought an acer for the same price and horsepower.

is there a wifi usb dongle that will work with mint?
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Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

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Isn't the Panda PAU 7 working?
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Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

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JeremyB wrote:Isn't the Panda PAU 7 working?
lights up, but not recognized by mint.
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Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

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Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

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Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

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try

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sudo sed -i 's/wifi.powersave = 3/wifi.powersave = 2/' /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/default-wifi-powersave-on.conf
Reboot
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Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

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nada.
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Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

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ok, this is freaky - i pulled out the pau07, plugged it back in and wifi instantly came alive. not a clue why, but i'm not complaining ... maybe a flaky dongle, i'll see.

much obliged for your time and assistance, JeremyB!
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Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

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Great as I have been looking for reasons that adapter doesn't work and couldn't find much
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Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

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yer gonna love (or hate!) this - i just now moved the pau07 to another port and realized what happened ... there's a teeny tiny WPS switch embedded on its side ... DOH!!!! how embarassing!!!
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