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    Bluetooth doesn't pick up devices

    I have 64 bit 11.10 on an Asus UX31 (Zenbook). As I can't use the built in touchpad I decided to get a Bluetooth mouse to use instead of a wired one (only 2 usb ports).

    The problem is that when I scan for the mouse (MS Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000) nothing is recognized. I have used both the Bluetooth manager and command line "hcitool scan". The Bluetooth adapter is built-in and shows up in the app "Blue-who" as hci0(Zen-0) address 74:2F:CC:1E:C2 but no mouse. It also failed to pick up a keyboard and a cellphone.

    When I boot into Windows the mouse is detected and works.

    I've tried to find an online answer without success. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Bluetooth doesn't pick up devices

    I wounder if it's like the winmodem it only works with windows. I haven't used windows in so long I just can't answer your question. I remember when only winmodems only worked in windows. If it's an ms bluetooth maybe it only works in windows. Have you tried additional drivers to see if it can find a driver?
    Gary
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    Re: Bluetooth doesn't pick up devices

    The mouse works on both Windows and OS-X.

    No additional drivers show up as available to install.

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    Re: Bluetooth doesn't pick up devices

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    Re: Bluetooth doesn't pick up devices

    It seems to think it sees the device but, maybe since it's a BT4.0, it doesn't do anything...

    dmesg
    Code:
    [    2.578197] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.16
    [    2.578220] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
    [    2.578222] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
    [    2.578224] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
    [    2.578266] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
    [    2.581117] Bluetooth: Generic Bluetooth USB driver ver 0.6
    [    2.760484] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
    [    2.760490] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
    [    2.760492] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
    [    2.762814] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
    [    2.762817] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast

    lsusb -v
    Code:
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 13d3:3375 IMC Networks 
    Device Descriptor:
      bLength                18
      bDescriptorType         1
      bcdUSB               1.10
      bDeviceClass          224 Wireless
      bDeviceSubClass         1 Radio Frequency
      bDeviceProtocol         1 Bluetooth
      bMaxPacketSize0        64
      idVendor           0x13d3 IMC Networks
      idProduct          0x3375 
      bcdDevice            0.01
      iManufacturer           1 Atheros Communications
      iProduct                2 Bluetooth USB Host Controller
      iSerial                 3 Alaska Day 2006
      bNumConfigurations      1
    Last edited by RR123RR; October 24th, 2011 at 05:23 PM.

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    Re: Bluetooth doesn't pick up devices

    My lsusb -v output looks like yours. Are you able to detect and pair BT devices on your Zbook?

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    Re: Bluetooth doesn't pick up devices

    Quote Originally Posted by campbelt View Post
    My lsusb -v output looks like yours. Are you able to detect and pair BT devices on your Zbook?
    Nope, I didn't try the console tools but the GUI just scans in vain...

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    Re: Bluetooth doesn't pick up devices

    Subscribing to this thread, have the same problems with an Asus UX31.

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    Post Re: Bluetooth doesn't pick up devices

    From BlueZ site, I understand that Bluetooth 4.0 isn't available yet :
    http://www.bluez.org/profiles/

    EDIT : Please forget this post, this is a misreading ...
    Last edited by lemsto; November 2nd, 2011 at 06:14 PM. Reason: Wrong info

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    Re: Bluetooth doesn't pick up devices

    I believe I have a solution - I need the cooperation of a UX21/UX31 who still has Windows installed on their machine. See below for details.

    This module may require loading a firmware first. There's a lengthy description posted to the linux-bluetooth list:
    http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.bluez.kernel/18756

    However, all firmwares I could have laid my hands on did not work. I need the following file from the Windows partition on a Zenbook:
    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\AtherosBt.bin (should be 246,804 bytes).

    This file should be copied to '/lib/firmware/ath3k-1.fw' (keep the original somewhere safe), then the steps described in this post should be followed:
    http://www.phlerion.com/blog/2011/02...opc-in-ubuntu/
    The only difference is the device id: Rather than using "13d3 3304", "13d3 3375" should be used.

    If you have the file, please post it somewhere so.

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