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I have an HP Envy H8-1437c system and my bluetooth is not working. I am running Ubuntu 13.04 with kubuntu-desktop installed. This is a UEFI system, but legacy boot is turned on.

I have a Ralink RT3290 wireless and bluetooth card, and the wireless works fine. When I go to the bluetooth settings in KDE, I am told that no bluetooth adapters were found.

Here is one part of the output of lspci -v:

03:00.1 Bluetooth: Ralink corp. RT3290 Bluetooth Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 18ec Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 11 Memory at f7200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=64K] Capabilities:

And rfkill list:

0: phy0: Wireless LAN

  Soft blocked: no
  Hard blocked: no

As you can see, bluetooth simply does not show up. I know that my computer is capable of using bluetooth; it worked before I wiped Windows and it is clearly advertised on the box that the computer came in.

I tried downloading the driver for the bluetooth card from When I follow the instructions from here, I get stuck at the first step. Here is the output of the make command when I am in ~/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3:

make -C /lib/modules/3.8.0-19-generic/build M=/home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3 modules make(1): Entering directory /usr/src/linux-headers-3.8.0-19-generic' CC [M] /home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_core_pci.o /home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_core_pci.c:38:44: error: expected ‘=’, ‘,’, ‘;’, ‘asm’ or ‘__attribute__’ before ‘__devinitdata’ /home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_core_pci.c: In function ‘rtbt_pci_suspend’: /home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_core_pci.c:60:43: error: ‘struct hci_dev’ has no member named ‘driver_data’ /home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_core_pci.c: In function ‘rtbt_pci_resume’: /home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_core_pci.c:87:46: error: ‘struct hci_dev’ has no member named ‘driver_data’ /home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_core_pci.c: At top level: /home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_core_pci.c:101:22: error: expected ‘=’, ‘,’, ‘;’, ‘asm’ or ‘__attribute__’ before ‘rtbt_pci_probe’ /home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_core_pci.c:228:23: error: expected ‘=’, ‘,’, ‘;’, ‘asm’ or ‘__attribute__’ before ‘rtbt_pci_remove’ /home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_core_pci.c:288:14: error: ‘rtbt_pci_ids’ undeclared here (not in a function) /home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_core_pci.c:290:11: error: ‘rtbt_pci_probe’ undeclared here (not in a function) /home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_core_pci.c:292:2: error: implicit declaration of function ‘__devexit_p’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration] /home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_core_pci.c:292:24: error: ‘rtbt_pci_remove’ undeclared here (not in a function) /home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_core_pci.c: In function ‘BthIsr’: /home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_core_pci.c:346:40: error: ‘struct hci_dev’ has no member named ‘driver_data’ /home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_core_pci.c: At top level: /home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_core_pci.c:42:1: error: ‘__mod_pci_device_table’ aliased to undefined symbol ‘rtbt_pci_ids’ cc1: some warnings being treated as errors make[2]: *** [/home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_core_pci.o] Error 1 make[1]: *** [_module_/home/ashwin/Downloads/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3] Error 2 make[1]: Leaving directory/usr/src/linux-headers-3.8.0-19-generic' make: * [all] Error 2

I do not know why I cannot build the package. Based on other people's reports, the driver works once you build it. I need the rtbth.ko file to put into /etc/Wireless/RT3290. Please help me get my bluetooth working... Thanks!

Edit: I just read another AskUbuntu post about this, with the same problem as me. Please see here. I am wondering if I can somehow download the rtbth.ko file from somewhere, since that is really all I need to get bluetooth working... I appreciate any help on this topic. I know I could switch back to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but I really can't because there is software on Ubuntu 13.04 that I need for work... Thanks again!

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Hi! Are you still used 13.04 or you migrated to 13.10? There is some steps need to be completed before make rtbth.ko module. Some configs need to be edited. I need to know this information if you still need Bluetooth working on Ubuntu 13.xx – Svyatoslav Jan 21 '14 at 22:24
One question also. Have you tried run make from root? I looking into your comments and didn't see hot it was executed. – Svyatoslav Jan 21 '14 at 22:26

There's a fix to this problem which I will explain here (source)

modify rtbth_core_bluez.c line 406 and just comment out this line.

//hdev->ioctl = rtbt_hci_dev_ioctl;

then change rtbth_core_bluez.c line #216 and comment out the original line, replacing it with:

//status = hci_recv_frame(skb);
status = hci_recv_frame(hdev, skb);

after that, you need to change rtbth_core_bluez.c in line 86 and make these changes (is it clear?)

//int rtbt_hci_dev_send(struct sk_buff *skb)
int rtbt_hci_dev_send(struct hci_dev *hdev, struct sk_buff *skb)
        //struct hci_dev *hdev = (struct hci_dev *)skb->dev;

after making these changes you should be able to compile and add your BT devices, although I never managed to add a device myself.

by the way, the patch provided inside the link does not work and you have to do this by yourself.

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