Built in Bluetooth

I recently moved from OpenSuse 10.3 + kde 3.5.7 to Opensuse 11 + kde 3.5.9

in 10.3 i had my built in bluetooth working fine and was very happy with it .

In 11 its not picking up the bluetooth and says no adapter found

anybody got any ideas for me to get it working again??

Laptop: Lenovo/IBM Thinkpad R61i

have you checked all the bluetooth modules are installed ? bluetooth daemon is running ?


all modules look installed

how wud i start the daemon from terminal? incase it isnt started

and if it isnt how do i set it to autostart if that solves the problem?

YaST - System - System Services ( runlevel ) to see if the daemon is running & to get it running on boot


Kool Bluetooth Daemon wasnt running but it is now and is autostarting.

Rebooted machine and little bluetooth applet still says “no bluetooth adapter”

so, you have :-


all installed & updated ? should be working. Also, check your fn keys,just in case you need to switch it on :wink:


yep all of them are installed

except kde-bluetooth is called kdebluetooth

but all installed and updated

its funny how it worked out of the box on 10.3

I have similar problem:

>dmesg | grep -i bluetooth
usb 5-1.1: Product: BCM2046 Bluetooth Device
Bluetooth: Core ver 2.11
Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: HCI USB driver ver 2.9
Bluetooth: Generic Bluetooth USB driver ver 0.1
Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.9
Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.8
Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.2
Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast

>hcitool dev

no devices found

I have Sony Vaio SZ 71 XN, Opensuse 11 64bit

Ive just done

hcitool dev

no devices founds aswell

Mmm… I’m having the same problem. Suse 11 on a Toshiba Tecra M3. KDE3, KDE4 and Gnome installed. Bluetooth applet reports No Bluetooth Adapter. I assume I lack a Toshiba driver? :frowning:

{Take Care! Spleen vent follows … I’m exploring the possibility of permanently migrating away from WinXP but DVD playback, HP Laserjet 1018 printing, mp3 playback, cd ripping and running dot Net compiled programs under Wine have all been less than straight forward and in some cases downright obscure. The problems are solvable but simply take up time they really don’t deserve. And the out-of-the box desktops in KDE and Gnome look downright agricultural until one tweaks them. It shouldn’t be like this… Spleen venting completed :X}

But Linux does boot quickly doesn’t it?

I have the same machine, I had to patch the toshiba_acpi module for
bluetooth to work and create a startup script for the adaptor.

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.0 x86 Kernel
up 5:28, 3 users, load average: 1.49, 0.48, 0.16
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 177.80

I’ve googled solution for those, who are still able to boot to Windows.
Boot to Windows, enable bluetooth and then boot back to Linux.

Unfortunately I don’t have Windows any more, so I can not fix it myself. Is it really necessary to have Windows to be able to use Linux?

Well I’m frustrated with Linux on my Sony Vaio: Suspend/Hibernate does not work. External monitor support is poor. Bluetooth does not work. Nvidia graphic driver is slow. Microphone does not work. I’m really sad, that I installed suse and deleted preinstalled Windows Vista. My fault.