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How can I use Bluetooth in Ubuntu 11.04?

When I opened Bluetooth preferences ,I get a message like"No Bluetooth adapters present" and also It gives me

Your computer does not have any Bluetooth adapters plugged in

If I click "Receive files" option, I get "Personal File Sharing Preferences" dialog box. In that I get the following...

This feature cannot be enabled because the required packages are not installed on your system

Also I have "Share files over the Network" option locked.

Can anyone suggest a way to get the required packages?

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What bluetooth adapter do you have? Open a terminal and type lspci or lsusb and look for relevant bluetooth adapters in your system. If possible copy and paste the lines in to your question. –  Bruno Pereira Jul 4 '12 at 13:46
    
The packages won't help you if you have no bluetooth device, as the error messages suggest. Does your computer have built-in bluetooth (and you have it enabled in the Bios), or do you at least have a bluetooth stick attached? Otherwise installing bluetooth packages makes no sense. –  Izzy Jul 4 '12 at 13:48
    
What kind of system is it? Specs please. –  Mitch Jul 4 '12 at 15:02
    
I tried lsusb, I got the following 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 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub –  theja Jul 5 '12 at 13:00
    
I also tried lspci, I got the following 00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Xpress 200 Host Bridge (rev 01) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge 00:11.0 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 Serial ATA Controller (rev 80) 00:12.0 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 Serial ATA Controller (rev 80) 00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80) 00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80) –  theja Jul 5 '12 at 13:05

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According to the information you provided, the answer is: Buy a bluetooth stick and attach it to your computer -- the software is already installed ;)

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thanks for you answer –  theja Jul 7 '12 at 16:07

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