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Agent Chaos
29th July 2008, 10:43 PM
Hello All-

I have a Compaq nw8440 laptop with Fedora 9 installed. All is working well except bluetooth. I have the bluetooth module installed (when I had Windows, it worked fine), but I can't seem to get the hardware recognized. In the Windows environment, I used to push the "Wireless" button and it would toggle the Wireless and Bluetooth adapters on/off. I have the Bluetooth module enabled in the BIOS.

Does anyone else have a nw8440 with the bluetooth working with Linux? Just curious, Thanks.

-Agent Chaos

jtang613
29th July 2008, 11:08 PM
How do you know it is not working? What have you tried to fix it? Do you have all the relevant bluetooth packages installed? Does the System->Preferences->Internet&Network->Bluetooth applet identify your module?

Let's see some info copy the output into a 'code' or 'quote' block:

/sbin/lsusb
/usr/sbin/hciconfig
/sbin/lsmod | grep bluetooth
/etc/init.d/bluetooth status

Agent Chaos
1st August 2008, 03:38 PM
First, I know the service is started and happy, but my bluetooth Treo 755 cannot see my laptop - not displayed. The Gnome settings for the bluetooth network are set to "display when adapter is present". It never displays in the task bar. Here is the info you asked for:



$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 010: ID 0830:0061 Palm, Inc. Lifedrive / Treo 650/680 / Tunsten E2/T5/TX / Zire 21/31/72 / Z22
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 13fd:1640 Initio Corporation
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 045e:00b0 Microsoft Corp.
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 045e:0053 Microsoft Corp. Optical Mouse
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 08ff:2580 AuthenTec, Inc. AES2501 Fingerprint Sensor
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

$hciconfig
$

$ lsmod | grep bluetooth
bluetooth 47588 5 bnep,rfcomm,l2cap

$ lsmod | grep bluetooth
bluetooth 47588 5 bnep,rfcomm,l2cap



As you can see, the service is happy, but it is as if the radio is not "ON". The Compaq nw8440 has a "Wireless" button that under Windows toggled the wireless and bluetooth radios on and off. The button works for the wireless lan interface properly, but does not toggle the bluetooth radio on. I was wondering if anyone else has a nw8440 and experienced the same problem. And if so, were they able to remedy it.

-Agent Chaos

jtang613
1st August 2008, 04:16 PM
Actually, no I can't see if the service is happy because you didn't post the output. You just posted the lsmod line twice. The hciconfig output nothing which seems to indicate that either the hardware is not setup properly or the bluetooth service is broken.

You might also want to examine you /etc/bluetooth/bluetooth.conf file and consult the Bluez mailing list.

jtang613
1st August 2008, 04:19 PM
Also, Dell has a Linux utility in the yum repo to poke various Wifi and Bluetooth settings and power management features. Perhaps Compaq has a similar util?

Agent Chaos
1st August 2008, 08:14 PM
Thanks, I will look for it.

-Agent Chaos


PS.

Here's my bluetooth status:




$ ./bluetooth status
hcid (pid 5718) is running...

spacelobsters
11th August 2008, 07:26 PM
hey, did you fix it? I have the same problem

Agent Chaos
14th August 2008, 01:08 AM
Also, Dell has a Linux utility in the yum repo to poke various Wifi and Bluetooth settings and power management features. Perhaps Compaq has a similar util?
Sorry, but no. I haven't had time to sit down and hash away on it. I'm suspecting that the "Wireless button toggle" is a function of Windows Drivers and not hardware. Maybe and updated BIOS...but I'm hesitant to upgrade my BIOS without knowing for sure.

-Agent Chaos

Agent Chaos
14th October 2008, 03:43 PM
Just and update. I purchased a USB bluetooth radio, and it works great. I'm guessing that HP only allows a special "Windows" driver to access the built-in radio. At any rate, my Treo 755p syncs, and I'm happy.