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    Re: USB Bluetooth dongle isn't being recognized in Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by extraspecialbitter2 View Post
    The WiFi USB dongle I'm using is from "Bros Trend", but is actually a Realtek product under the covers:

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    pmena@pmena-7080=> usb-devices | awk '/0bda/' RS=T:  Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=12 Cnt=02 Dev#=  5 Spd=480 MxCh= 0
    D:  Ver= 2.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
    P:  Vendor=0bda ProdID=b812 Rev=02.10
    S:  Manufacturer=Realtek
    S:  Product=802.11ac NIC
    S:  SerialNumber=123456
    C:  #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=500mA
    I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 5 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=rtl88x2bu
    I bought it because the 7080 already had a Dell USB Bluetooth dongle that I thought would accommodate my Keyboard (a Logitech K380) and mouse (a Logitech M720). Silly me!
    This is what we hoped we would see with the Bluetooh dongle "Driver=rtl88x2bu" but for the bluetooth.
    Curious though dose'nt the keyboard and mouse have their own usb receiver?
    jeremy31 I'm going fishing, see you on the lake.
    EDIT: I wonder if "solaar" will work for your needs: https://github.com/pwr-Solaar/Solaar
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    Re: USB Bluetooth dongle isn't being recognized in Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by 1fallen View Post
    This is what we hoped we would see with the Bluetooh dongle "Driver=rtl88x2bu" but for the bluetooth.
    Curious though dose'nt the keyboard and mouse have their own usb receiver?
    jeremy31 I'm going fishing, see you on the lake.
    My workplace is a Windows shop. My guess is that they shipped me a dongle that would have worked fine with Windows but not with Linux. A few years back I bought a Plugable USB Bluetooth dongle that worked fine with my Debian laptop. I'll do a little more research to make sure that if I lay out any more money out-of-pocket it will be for a compatible device. In the meantime,a wired USB keyboard and mice is a reasonable workaround.

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    Re: USB Bluetooth dongle isn't being recognized in Settings

    Sure enough, after buying a $15 Linux-friendly Plugable USB Bluetooth dongle I was able to see my Bluetooth devices, pair them, and connect. I'm typing this from my Bluetooth keyboard while also using my Bluetooth mouse. I'm going to mark this "resolved".

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