Originally Posted by sieger007
[B]I have a Toshiba Qosmio laptop with a F11 partition.
get bluetooth to run whatever .
It looks like bluetooth switch on/off is controlled by ACPI calls . In windows env. that is done by the toshiba bluetooth switch. There is nothing equivalent in linux.
I tried these instructions
something went wrong with the make and make install stuff.
HAS ANYONE HERE HAD LUCK GETTING BLUETOOTH ON TOSHIBA LAPTOP TO RUN ON F11+
Since you asked, bluetooth works fine on my Portege R500. Well, I'd have to say bluetooth support in general seems rather shoddy in both Gnome and KDE, but at least my bluetooth hardware can be enabled automatically and I can turn it on and off from the bluetooth applet, both bluetooth-applet and blueman can do this in fact.
I'm not really surprised those Ubuntu instructions from 2006 didn't work. You could try the command line tool toshset, it works for me at least for turning bt on and off. Although I have to use a newer version than what ships with FC11 and a kernel patch so that it can control my builtin UMTS modem, but bluetooth stuff should work without. Anyways, run toshset -bluetooth to see status, toshset -bluetooth on to turn it on.