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#1 coolmark1995

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 04:11 PM

Hello I am trying to get bluetooth working with no luck I installed blueman restarted the bluetooth service yet still fails to connect saying protocol not available any ideas how I can fix this? Now I did a forum search but I couldn't find anything helpful on this situation





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#2 Elw3

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 04:42 PM

Who sais so?


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#3 coolmark1995

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 07:43 PM

Who sais so?

Is there a way I can get bluetooth working on Bodhi?



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 07:56 PM

Sure.

"bluetooth-wizard" in terminal is a good starting point.


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:07 AM

Sure.

"bluetooth-wizard" in terminal is a good starting point.

I did that and it had me install unity control-center but I still can't use any paired bluetooth device. it pairs and finds the devices but it does not connect to them to use for audio



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 05:11 AM

Have you checked your bios setup? Maybe bt is needed to turn on.

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:32 AM

Have you checked your bios setup? Maybe bt is needed to turn on.

I have no setting for that as the wifi card in my system is dual wifi bluetooth it works fine on Linux mint but Bodhi can't seem to get it working and I like Bodhi better. my wifi is working fine to



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 07:37 AM

Can you post here the model of you wifi card? Or the outcome of lsusb?



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 07:45 AM

Can you post here the model of you wifi card? Or the outcome of lsusb?

Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth and wifi



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:21 PM

Try swapping to whatever kernel version you used with Linux Mint that worked with your card - should be able to find it in the software repositories.

 

What tool did you use to pair devices in Mint? Have you tried that tool in bodhi?



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 05:35 AM

Try swapping to whatever kernel version you used with Linux Mint that worked with your card - should be able to find it in the software repositories.

 

What tool did you use to pair devices in Mint? Have you tried that tool in bodhi?

I tried blueman but it does not seem to work on your Bodhi linux and I was running the exact kernel I am running now



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 01:50 PM

Can you please elaborate on "does not seem to work"? When you launch blueman what happens? If you launch it from terminal do you see any relevant output? Does the full kernel package name match the one you were using in Mint? Unless you already manually installed it our kernels differ by default.



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:45 AM

 

 

it pairs and finds the devices but it does not connect to them to use for audio

At this point the device should be listed in the sound card settings, try clicking on the volume icon. 


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:38 AM

At this point the device should be listed in the sound card settings, try clicking on the volume icon.

It does not appear as it does not connect it pairs the device. but It can't connect to the device so I am not sure what the issue is.

 

Update bluetooth is working but now I have run into another issue. Bluetooth works but then wifi stops when using audio sink and when I turn off bluetooth my wifi starts working yet with both on but no device connected my wifi works fine. any ideas on how I can go about fixing this issue



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:24 PM

And i am not sure what this sentence means...

Another guess tho: maybe the device requires a certain password to be set before connecting. Switching the default 0000 to 1234 could work.

 

As for wifi and bt together: Booth use the same frequency, so they WILL disturb each other. 

If this is a laptop with inbuild wifi/bt there is a high chance that booth is on the same chip and hence cant be used together. 


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