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.
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.