Bluetooth doesn't work in Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71MN/B (Ubuntu 8.04)

Asked by fidel on 2008-07-08

Hello.

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71MN/B with Ubuntu 8.04, and though in general it works fine, I haven't managed to make bluetooth work. I have checked that it works in the terminal (typing hcitool dev it gives me hci0 00:1E:3D:A8:79:49), but the laptop doesn't detect any device, and the devices (mobile phones) don't detect the laptop.

Since I am new at Linux/Ubuntu, I would be very grateful if anybody could help me.

Thank you very much in advance.

Fidel

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2008-07-16
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2008-07-08
Rafik Ouerchefani (rafik) said : #1

Hello,

Its not on a vaio, but I had a similar problem, it's working now for me since I installed obex-data-server.

$ sudo apt-get install obex-data-server

-Rafik

fidel (direccion-publica) said : #2

Thank you very much... but I'm afraid I have it already installed. However, I will check it this evening at home.

Fidel

fidel (direccion-publica) said : #3

I confirm that I have it installed. I've re-installed, but it doesn't work either. Do you have more ideas of what can be happening?

Thanks again.

Fidel

fidel (direccion-publica) said : #4

Solved.

The bluetooth device starts working when typing the following in the terminal:

sudo hciconfig hci0 reset

So I edited the rc.local file typing

sudo gedit /etc/rc.local

and added the following line just before the line exit 0:

hciconfig hci0 reset

Fidel

Peter Magnusson (kmpm) said : #5

Just for information. The same applies to VGN-SZ71XN