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Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:20 am
by rfd
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.

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:53 am
by JeremyB
Post results for lsusb with the wifi USB adapter plugged in

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:12 pm
by rfd
Screenshot from 2017-12-09 11-11-35.png

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:29 pm
by JeremyB
What is the result for

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lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net; lsmod | grep usb

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:45 pm
by rfd
interesting ... the panda pau07 just lit up. hmm.
Screenshot from 2017-12-09 11-44-12.png

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:55 pm
by JeremyB
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

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:58 pm
by rfd
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?

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:25 pm
by JeremyB
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

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:35 pm
by rfd
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?

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:39 pm
by JeremyB
Isn't the Panda PAU 7 working?

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:46 pm
by rfd
JeremyB wrote:Isn't the Panda PAU 7 working?
lights up, but not recognized by mint.

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:54 pm
by JeremyB
Post results for

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inxi -Fxz

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:12 pm
by rfd
Screenshot from 2017-12-09 13-11-40.png

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:20 pm
by JeremyB
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

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:30 pm
by rfd
nada.

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:33 pm
by JeremyB
What does

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rfkill list
Show?

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:39 pm
by rfd
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Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:17 pm
by rfd
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!

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:25 pm
by JeremyB
Great as I have been looking for reasons that adapter doesn't work and couldn't find much

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:31 pm
by rfd
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!!!