View Full Version : [ubuntu] Micro USB Bluetooth adapter

September 21st, 2008, 03:24 PM
Does anyone know if the kensington or the iogear micro usb bluetooth adapters work with ubuntu, its the itty bitty sized ones, links below, thanks, if they dont do you know any micro ones that work fine with hardy




September 21st, 2008, 04:16 PM
I don't know about those specific devices but you may find some help here (http://www.michaelwood.me.uk/wordpress/2007/03/26/bluetooth-on-ubuntu-linux/)
That page was found from the links at the Ubuntu wiki on bluetooth (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bluetooth).

September 21st, 2008, 04:47 PM
I have a very similar looking little thing and I use it to connect my Apple Wireless Keyboard. I think they all use the same parts etc. only branding is different.

September 21st, 2008, 05:21 PM
It depends on what you intend to use the adapter for. If you want to use a bluetooth keyboard and mouse you may get problems (if you're unlucky). If you want to use it with a bluetooth phone then it's more dependent on what the phone supports.

September 23rd, 2008, 02:23 PM
the iogear works great, no need to look for any instructions just plug n play.

September 25th, 2008, 02:19 AM

I have the kensington in a x86 notebook and a x64 desktop, both running 8.04.1.

They both work great in conjunction with my plantronics bt headset. I couldn't get my jawbone2 to work, though. It would pair, but it wouldn't turn on when audio came through.

I haven't tried to pair anything else with it.


September 26th, 2008, 03:48 AM
That's good info on the headset. I'm looking for a good one that works with minimum hassle.