I just installed an Intel 6230 Wifi + Bluetooth combo card in my laptop with openSUSE 12.1 as one of the installs. 12.1 recognizes the bluetooth, as I can turn it on and off, but I am unable to use it. In the bluetooth settings, the switch there is off and it says “Bluetooth is disabled”.
This is the portion of lspci -v for the Intel 6230 combo card:
06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (rev 34) Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6230 AGN Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 45 Memory at d0200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8] Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 3 Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+ Capabilities: [e0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00 Capabilities:  Advanced Error Reporting Capabilities:  Device Serial Number 88-53-2e-ff-ff-4f-07-81 Kernel driver in use: iwlagn
This is the output of rfkill:
0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: acer-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
One of the things I remember doing a while ago when I first got my laptop was that I had to blacklist acer-wmi for my stock wifi card, since both openSUSE 11.3 and Ubuntu 10.10 were using that instead of the ath9k drivers and I was forced to enable wireless by hand on every boot. I’m wondering if this might be the same thing since rfkill is telling me acer-wireless and acer-bluetooth. But I am also confused seeing that the iwlagn is being used by the system (it’s been a while since the acer-wmi/ath9k problem I had, I don’t remember the outputs of those).
If it is not the case, then is there any other possible suggestions? I’m hoping to move to 12.1 if I can get the bluetooth to work, since I haven’t been able to figure a way to get 11.3 to make the combo card work at all.
Any help is appreciated![/size]