I have a Lenovo B590 laptop. The laptop is Ubuntu-certified for Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, so I wasn't expecting any problems. First I tried to get the Broadcom 43142 wifi/bluetooth module working on Ubuntu 12.10 64bit but failed. Therefore I made a fresh Ubuntu 13.10 64bit installation yesterday. Here the wifi module was recognized out of the box. The only thing I had to do was to enable the restricted driver. The bluetooth module is recognized too, but it doesn't work.
The problem is: I have two further bluetooth devices placed closely to the laptop, non-paired and each being able to discover the other respectively. None of them is able to disover the laptop, nor does
hcitool scan find any devices. It does not give any errors though.
lspci|grep -i broadcom:
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)1
dmesg|grep -i blue:
[ 8.023496] thinkpad_acpi: rfkill switch tpacpi_bluetooth_sw: radio is unblocked [ 8.384905] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.16 [ 8.384936] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized [ 8.384943] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized [ 8.384944] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized [ 8.384959] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized [ 8.721266] Bluetooth: can't load firmware, may not work correctly [ 11.274285] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized [ 11.274298] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized [ 11.274299] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11 [ 11.283683] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3 [ 11.283686] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast [ 11.283696] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized [ 13.417478] Bluetooth: hci0 command 0x1003 tx timeout
hci0: Type: BR/EDR Bus: USB BD Address: 1C:3E:84:E8:81:98 ACL MTU: 1021:8 SCO MTU: 64:1 UP RUNNING PSCAN ISCAN RX bytes:1265 acl:0 sco:0 events:84 errors:0 TX bytes:3794 acl:0 sco:0 commands:81 errors:0
bluez-simple-agent hci# 1C:3E:84:E8:81:98:
Creating device failed: org.bluez.Error.ConnectionAttemptFailed: Page Timeout
0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: tpacpi_bluetooth_sw: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 3: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
Linux B590 3.11.0-14-generic #21-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 12 17:04:55 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
And finally here's the output of the scan attempt, which does not give any results:
What have I missed? How am I supposed to get the bluetooth device working?