How do I configure my bluetooth dongle to work on my Mini 9 ?

Asked by Jason on 2008-12-21

I bought a Dell Mini 9 with Ubuntu, and did not get the bluetooth option. I bought a Kensington bluetooth USB adapter, it came with a CD (for windows only). Ubuntu does not detect the bluetooth adapter, how do I get the system to identify it? I am trying to use it to pair up to a mouse and my cell phone.
Thanks

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Riku Eskelinen (kingi89) said : #1

Could you please include the output of lsusb (to see if Ubuntu identifies it at all)?

Jason (jjg107) said : #2

Hi Riku,
I'm sorry, but I do not know what "Isusb" is, can you explain it to me?
Thank you for answering my question.
Jason

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Best Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said : #3

Jason,

Most Bluetooth dongles will work out of the box in Ubuntu. You can try pressing the "Fn" and "2" keys simultaneously several times, they act as a switch to turn on Bluetooth and Wifi and cycle through different states. Wait a few seconds between each keypress and the Bluetooth icon should appear in your top panel.

To be able to send us the lsusb output, you need to open terminal, by going to Applications > Accessories > Terminal, then simply typing "lsusb" and "Enter". Then select the output and copy it, then paste it here in a comment.

Also see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DellMini9 for more information about the Mini 9.

Jason (jjg107) said : #4

Thanks Fabián Rodríguez, that solved my question.

Jason (jjg107) said : #5

On another matter, now that the bluetooth adapter works, I have paired it up with a blue tooth mouse and that works also, I tried pairing it up to my cell phone and it said the pairing was successful, but how do I access the internet through this pairing?

Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said : #6

@Jason: if this specific issue was solved, would you care sharing with us how ? Also mark the appropriate comment as the solution and open a new question for your new issue.

Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said : #7

Sorry, didn't notice the question was already marked. Please do open a separate question. Thanks.

mkwa (mkol2006) said : #8

I purchased Dell mini 9 with factory internal bluetooth option in October 2008. Now for the first time I am trying to use the bluetooth and can't find it. Does the internal bluetooth shows up in lsusb command? If you have a internal bluetooth can you try lsusb command?

If I do lsusb, I get

 > lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 064e:a118 Suyin Corp.
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 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
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The Suyin is the webcam I think.

mkwa (mkol2006) said : #9

It turned out that the bluetooth was disabled in BIOS and that's why I could not find.