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    Bluetooth on MacBook Pro 8,3 Not Working With Ubuntu 12.04

    Hello Everyone,

    I cannot get my bluetooth on my MacBook Pro 8,3 to detect any bluetooth peripheral. According to the Official Documentation (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ma...iric#Bluetooth) it worked out of the box with Oneiric but this is not the case with Pangolin. Has anyone experienced this issue and if so could you please provide a remedy? Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Bluetooth on MacBook Pro 8,3 Not Working With Ubuntu 12.04

    Can anyone help me out on this?

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    Re: Bluetooth on MacBook Pro 8,3 Not Working With Ubuntu 12.04

    Anyone at all????

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    Re: Bluetooth on MacBook Pro 8,3 Not Working With Ubuntu 12.04

    This fixed my problem 100%! Found it from a blog:

    "Apparently, if you disable Bluetooth coexistence protection in the B43 driver, then Bluetooth will be able to coexist with WiFi. I have no idea how this makes sense, so don’t ask
    I demonstrated how to do this with modprobe:

    # remove b43
    sudo modprobe -r b43
    # reinsert b43, with the right settings
    sudo modprobe b43 btcoex=0


    Unfortunately, this doesn’t work permanently, as whenever you reboot, the B43 driver is loaded with the evil Bluetooth coexistence setting enabled (again, this means that Bluetooth will not work). Thus, we need a permanent solution!
    Pop open your favorite text editor as root and edit /etc/modprobe.d/options and append the following line: options b43 btcoex=0
    Voila! Go ahead and reboot to test your settings. No more modprobing every time you boot!"
    Last edited by hayhursm; June 26th, 2012 at 03:43 PM.

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    Re: Bluetooth on MacBook Pro 8,3 Not Working With Ubuntu 12.04

    i don't have the options file. It doesn't exist. How did you create it? this did help my situation though thank you!!!!

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    Re: Bluetooth on MacBook Pro 8,3 Not Working With Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by cowtipper16 View Post
    i don't have the options file. It doesn't exist. How did you create it? this did help my situation though thank you!!!!

    Open terminal and type:
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/options
    Type in your superuser password and press "OK". Now paste in gedit and click "Save"
    Code:
    options b43 btcoex=0
    You can do it all through terminal as well:
    Code:
    sudo sh -c "echo 'options b43 btcoex=0' >> /etc/modprobe.d/options"
    Hope that helps.

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