Bluethoot applet not found

Asked by biji on 2010-12-02

Hello

I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my VOSTRO 3500 laptop and now I could not activating the bluetooth device. It worked fine with Windows 7. Any thoughts/suggestions/ideas are welcome.

Thanks,
With regards,
BIJI

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2010-12-03
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2010-12-04
Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #1

Under System/Preferences/Startup Applications, is the Bluetooth Manager checked off?
Do you see the bluetooth symbol in the task bar?

biji (bijimathew007) said : #2

Dear Ubfan,
Thank you for reply.
Bluetooth manager is checked on,but I can't see bluetooth symbol in the task bar.

Thanks

BIJI

Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #3

Start a terminal
control alt t
and type:
lsusb
dmesg |fgrep -i blue

You should see about a dozen lines of bluetooth initialization. paste what you see into your next message

biji (bijimathew007) said : #4

Dear Ubfan,
This is what I got

biji007@BIJIVostro-3500:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0c45:6481 Microdia
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 413c:8162 Dell Computer Corp.
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 413c:8161 Dell Computer Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 138a:0008 DigitalPersona, Inc
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth)
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
biji007@BIJIVostro-3500:~$ dmesg |fgrep -i blue
[ 17.889971] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.15
[ 17.889993] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[ 17.889995] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[ 17.891771] Bluetooth: Generic Bluetooth USB driver ver 0.6
[ 17.934735] Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.14
[ 17.934740] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[ 17.985179] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[ 17.985181] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[ 17.993967] Bluetooth: SCO (Voice Link) ver 0.6
[ 17.993969] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[ 18.109937] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[ 18.109942] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[ 18.109943] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
[ 32.314235] Bluetooth: HIDP (Human Interface Emulation) ver 1.2
[ 33.024099] input: Navigator 905BT Mouse as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.1/2-1.1:1.0/bluetooth/hci0/hci0:1/input14
[ 33.024218] generic-bluetooth 0005:0458:00A7.0003: input,hidraw1: BLUETOOTH HID v1.00 Mouse [Navigator 905BT Mouse] on 11:11:11:11:11:11
[ 1245.691739] input: Navigator 905BT Mouse as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.1/2-1.1:1.0/bluetooth/hci0/hci0:1/input15
[ 1245.691965] generic-bluetooth 0005:0458:00A7.0004: input,hidraw1: BLUETOOTH HID v1.00 Mouse [Navigator 905BT Mouse] on 11:11:11:11:11:11
biji007@BIJIVostro-3500:~$

Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #5

You should have the bluetoothd daemon running, and the bluetooth-applet
ps auxww | fgrep blue
If they are not running, try starting them directly
sudo /usr/sbin/bluetoothd
sudo /usr/bin/bluetooth-applet

If that fixes things, you may be missing the /etc/init/bluetooth and the /etc/rc2.d/S25bluetooth link to the init.d file

Maybe the bluez package did not get installed?
Getting late here, signing off for tonight.
Good luck

biji (bijimathew007) said : #6

Dear Ubfan,
I can use my bluetooth mouse by using external bluetooth dongle.But while using Windows 7,no need of that.

thanks
Biji

What windows does or doesn't do is of no value at all, its a differentOS with different support, so replying with what windows does doesn't help your issue.

If you install bluez then reboot it may help, you will need to press ALT+F2 then type:

blue

then WAIT, suggestions for apps will appear, run which sounds most intelligent (or you can give us the list and we can choose for you).

biji (bijimathew007) said : #8

Dear actionparsnip
I got apps 1)BlueWho and 2) Cube
so I think bluez not get installed properly.
what 2 do next and how?

thanx

Biji

Install bluez using software-centre or apt-get would be a good guess, thought that one would be obvious. Install it. Then try ALT+F2 again. You should now have new options.

biji (bijimathew007) said : #10

hi,
I have installed Bluez and Blueman manager again,but still i could not find anything significant when I try Alt + F2
The following message I got when I clicked bluetooth icon in the panel
"Connection to BlueZ failed
Bluez daemon is not running, blueman-manager cannot continue".
what 2 do next?
thanks

biji

Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #11

You can run the bluetoothd yourself, see above post.
  You apparently have multiple bluetooth managing packages installed and they are interferring with each other. bluez and gnome-bluetooth might be all you need -- they should pull in the rest at install time. blueman, BlueWho, ... ??? try getting rid of these extra ones with
sudo apt-get purge blueman
etc.
The /etc/init.d/bluetooth should start the bluetoothd, but after installing blueman, I don't know what it does now.
The system/administration/synaptic package manager tags the Ubuntu approved packages with the ubuntu symbol, start with those packages unless you have a specific reason for using another.

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