View Full Version : [ubuntu] Bluetooth adapter problem in UBUNTU 10.04 and DELL STUDIO 1537

June 11th, 2010, 09:32 AM
Hi experts!

I have a "small" problem.

I have a 1,5 year old Dell Studio 1537 (C2D 2.56Ghz, 4Gb ram, Dell 370 minicard for wlan/bt)

Finally I get rid of WIN from my laptop (all the softwares I use, have been adopted to linux, thx God).

But, I made one big mistake.
Under windows I disabled the Bluetooth adapter, If you do so on a Dell Studio, you can not switch it back unless you enable it within the windows (i don't know what it does actually). There is a combined WLAN/BT hard switch at the side of the laptop, but If you switch it, it only disable/enable the wlan, because the BT had been disabled. If I would enable the BT in win, then the switch turns on/off both comm device.
Wlan works great.

The problem is that i forgot to enable the BT before I removed the win and installed Ubuntu 10.04. Now ubuntu reports that I have no BT devices in the machine. (in previous ver. of ubuntu, when the BT was enabled, it worked out of the box).

Could anyone tell me how could I re-enable BT adapter without installing bloody WIN again?

Any help would be appreciated.


June 11th, 2010, 06:20 PM
you shouldn't need windows to do that... Try to go into the bios settings; there should be settings to enable bluetooth there.

Hope that works!