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Since installing ubuntu 12.10 my bluetooth is acting up.

as soon as I try to pair, the bluetooth applet crashes or the whole system freezes..

under 12.04 and 12.04.1 I had no problems whatsoever. Both my HTC desire HD and Jabra Supreme headset would effortlessly pair with my HP ProBook 4720s.

How do I make bluetooth work?

Regards, Botak

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I had the same issue just now when I was trying to pair my lenovo z570 with my nokia bh503 headset. I found it impossible with the default manager, but then I installed blueman. You can do that via the terminal (CTRL+ALT+T):

sudo apt-get install blueman

or via the Software-Center: Install via the software center

With that installed I ran bluetooth manager from the applications list, using that manager I was able to pair my devices with no major problem (took some moments though) I hope it solves your problem too. Best luck to you!

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Didn't worked for me... blueman was also unable to detect any devices. –  Yugal Jindle Mar 20 '13 at 14:47
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