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I'm using Xubuntu 12.10 on a Dell Vostro 1520. The bluetooth manager simply doesn't find any adapters, also see below. I tried using the Fn+F2 keybinding, but maybe that's only supposed to work with Dell's own software. (Also have Windows XP on another partition, if that's any help.)

$ lspci|grep tooth
$ rfkill list
0: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

Any suggestions, experience? I thought it might be possible to turn it on from Windows.

SOLVED:

Ok, I enabled the Bluetooth adapter in the BIOS (press F2 on startup to get there). Turned out not to be a big deal, though I don't know why it was disabled in the first place, or why I couldn't enable it from Ubuntu.

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Please include the full list of numeric PCI and USB device IDs on your system. (lspci -nn and lsusb) USB as well, as it may be connected to an internal USB port. Don't grep for tooth as it may not be recognized as a Bluetooth device... :) –  gertvdijk Jun 14 '13 at 12:05
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