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romifla
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Bluetooth adaptor not detected

Post by romifla » Thu May 10, 2018 12:07 pm

Hi,

I am having troubles making my Bluetooth work with my newly installed Linux Mint 4.16 (64 bits).
When I switch Bluetooth ON, the system still does not detect any adaptor.

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I have checked a few topics, but I haven't managed to apply any other solution to my situation.
Can anyone please have a look and guide me toward a solution?
Many thanks.

Here is my config:

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romifla@MSI ~ $ cat /etc/*release
DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=18.3
DISTRIB_CODENAME=sylvia
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia"
NAME="Linux Mint"
VERSION="18.3 (Sylvia)"
ID=linuxmint
ID_LIKE=ubuntu
PRETTY_NAME="Linux Mint 18.3"
VERSION_ID="18.3"
HOME_URL="http://www.linuxmint.com/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://forums.linuxmint.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/"
VERSION_CODENAME=sylvia
UBUNTU_CODENAME=xenial
cat: /etc/upstream-release: Is a directory

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romifla@MSI ~ $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. 
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 1770:ff00  
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0cf3:3004 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR3012 Bluetooth 4.0
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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romifla@MSI ~ $ lsmod | grep blue
bluetooth             544768  13 btrtl,btintel,bnep,btbcm,ath3k,btusb
ecdh_generic           24576  1 bluetooth

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romifla@MSI ~ $ dmesg | grep -i bluetooth
[   16.095475] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.22
[   16.095487] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[   16.095490] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[   16.095491] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[   16.095494] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[   16.652797] Bluetooth: hci0: don't support firmware rome 0x11020000
[   18.238282] Bluetooth: hci0: don't support firmware rome 0x11020000
[   23.124982] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[   23.124983] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[   23.124986] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
[ 4432.494078] Bluetooth: hci0: don't support firmware rome 0x11020000
[ 4432.509286] Bluetooth: hci0: don't support firmware rome 0x11020000

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romifla@MSI ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller (rev 06)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI (rev 05)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2 (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev d5)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev d5)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev d5)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #5 (rev d5)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1 (rev 05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM87 Express LPC Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK106M [GeForce GTX 770M] (rev a1)
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GK106 HDMI Audio Controller (rev a1)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E220x Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 13)
04:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
05:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5227 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)

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romifla@MSI ~ $ uname -a
Linux MSI 4.16.0-041600-generic #201804012230 SMP Sun Apr 1 22:31:39 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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Re: Bluetooth adaptor not detected

Post by Moem » Thu May 10, 2018 12:19 pm

romifla wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 12:07 pm
I am having troubles making my Bluetooth work with my newly installed Linux Mint 4.16
There's no such thing. You seem to be using 18.3. What is your desktop environment?
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: Bluetooth adaptor not detected

Post by romifla » Thu May 10, 2018 12:29 pm

May be I am mistaken with the Kernel version.

I am using cinnamon

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Re: Bluetooth adaptor not detected

Post by JeremyB » Thu May 10, 2018 2:18 pm

It doesn't work in kernels newer than 4.13, it was broken with
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/ke ... 2c2625adb6

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Re: Bluetooth adaptor not detected

Post by romifla » Thu May 10, 2018 2:49 pm

Thanks Jeremy.
Does that mean it will work if I roll-back to kernel 4.13?

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Re: Bluetooth adaptor not detected

Post by JeremyB » Thu May 10, 2018 4:35 pm

It should be fine in 4.4 or 4.13 kernels from the Mint Update Manager

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Re: Bluetooth adaptor not detected

Post by romifla » Thu May 10, 2018 4:44 pm

Great, it works now.
Thanks for the tip.

Is there a source I can check sometimes, to know when the fix is going to be available?

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Re: Bluetooth adaptor not detected

Post by JeremyB » Thu May 10, 2018 5:32 pm

I don't know if they will ever change it back even if enough people complain about it

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Re: Bluetooth adaptor not detected

Post by JeremyB » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:48 am

Actually this has worked for me in 4.15

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sudo apt install git build-essential dkms
git clone https://github.com/jeremyb31/newbtfix-4.15.git
sudo dkms add ./newbtfix-4.15
sudo dkms install btusb/4.0
Reboot

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