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I run on one problem. My USB Bluetooth dongle ASUS USB-BT400 is not working. I'm googling whole day for some clues, but without success. Could you please help me?

USB deviace is properly found:

lsusb:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0b05:17cb ASUSTek Computer, Inc. 
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 17ef:4816 Lenovo

But when I try to hciconfig, I don't get any output.

I tried it with some old BT dongle, and that worked... But I need to use especially this one because of BT4.0 support.

According to this: http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-bugs/2013-September/053719.html It uses BCM20702A chipset, which should work under Linux, but maybe it's not properly recognized with this device? (Same issue, which is described in the linked site)

I will appreciate any help.

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I e-mailed Asus support to see if the Asus Bluetooth BT-400 was compatible with Ubuntu. They were no help so I took the chance and ordered one.

I wanted to use this on an older Toshiba Laptop to connect my Motorola S9-HD Headset that is generally connected to my phone for hands free driving. It works great with 12.10 and 13.10. I have also tested this on my towers at home that is running 13.10.

I used the bluetooth setup wizard in system settings. There is one hitch. I have to turn off the Bluetooth on my phone. If my head set is connected to the phone it will NOT connect to the another device.

Unfortunately I don't have another Bluetooth device to this with.

I hope this helps.

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