Atheros Communications, Inc. AR3011 Bluetooth is not working on my HP probook 4730s didnt fin any anser on the net pls help

Asked by Ioannis Caltzidis on 2012-11-30

Hi

im new on this so i dont really know how to set up drivers or other things relaited with the harware of my laptop.
speaking of it :

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev b4)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev b4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 04)
23:00.0 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. SD/MMC Host Controller (rev 30)
23:00.2 SD Host controller: JMicron Technology Corp. Standard SD Host Controller (rev 30)
23:00.3 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. MS Host Controller (rev 30)
24:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
25:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)

to go to the main problem my bluetooth is not working (can not turn it on or off ) and i dont know why ... can annybody help?

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Ioannis Caltzidis
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2012-12-05
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2012-12-01

Do you dual boot the OS?

If you run:

dmesg | grep -i blue; lsb_release -a; uname -a

Thanks

and :

Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0cf3:3005 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR3011 Bluetooth

[ 23.549137] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.16
[ 23.549153] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[ 23.549155] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[ 23.549156] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[ 23.549160] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[ 27.893774] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[ 27.893780] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[ 27.893782] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
[ 28.053419] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[ 28.053423] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal
Linux ioannis-HP-ProBook-4730s 3.5.0-19-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 13 17:48:01 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

what do you mean with dual boot the os ?

Sorry, dual boot the system. Run Windows and Ubuntu?

I do have both in separate partitions (win8) but i run just one at a time

In windows device manager, disable the ability for the bluetooth to wake up the PC as well as disable power management. This is all done in device manager.

Seems there is a switch with 3 positions for wifi / bluetooth (Not sure as I don't own the system). If you switch that a little, is it ok?

well there is no switch, but i did disabel the powermanagement on windows ... i did not help .. anny other ideas ?

Hey my bad it did fix the problem ! thanx

mpw (matthiaspeterw) said : #11

Hello,

I have the same Bluetooth Device:

mpw@Server0:~$ lsusb |grep -i bluetooth
Bus 002 Device 007: ID 0cf3:3005 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR3011 Bluetooth

After a fresh reboot, it works for a couple of hours, then it has a heavy crash (even the vt switches) and the screen is full of kernel logs. The bluetooth is disabled then, and I can't reacitive it. It is always the same and easy reproducable by using a bluetooth device for a longer time. At least after 1-2 hours it crashes and can only be reactivated with a reboot.

sudo service bluetooth restart hangs completly. Killing the bluetoothd manually does not work anymore then.

Is there a way to disable the power management from linux side? I do not have windows at all, but I wouldn't need power management as it is a desktop system.

Bye
MPW