View Full Version : [ubuntu] Uninstalled the onboard bluetooth manager but now I want it back

August 26th, 2011, 12:42 AM
Messed up. Got annoyed with having to turn off the bluetooth manager every time I booted up so I uninstalled it without realising that I do actually use bluetooth connectivity quite a lot.

What is the name of the original software that comes preinstalled with the OS? I want it back!!!

zealibib slaughter
August 26th, 2011, 12:45 AM
it should be gnome-bluetooth, but you may want to try blueman which IMHO is way better.

August 26th, 2011, 12:46 AM
On 11.04, this is the default bluetooth app.


August 26th, 2011, 12:53 AM
Installed both of them. The bluetooth manager is telling me that I don't have any bluetooth adapters and the blueman thing opens a console which is completely greyed out. So it looks like I have managed to uninstall the drivers?

August 26th, 2011, 01:01 AM
Found this page:


which tells me to download this:

compat-wireless-2011-05-15.tar.bz2 (http://wireless.kernel.org/download/compat-wireless-2.6/compat-wireless-2011-05-15.tar.bz2)

Which I have now done. I've unpacked it, but I have absolutely no idea what to do next? Can anybody help?

August 26th, 2011, 05:57 AM
Still no ideas as to why my (inbuilt, not usb) bluetooth adapter isn't being picked up? Or how to do the fix in the link above?

August 26th, 2011, 08:38 AM
Fixed it.