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I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 x64 on an ASUS G750JX. I had windows 8.1 but it is now gone.

  1. Tried to turn on Bluetooth in System Settings but as soon as I close system settings, bluetooth goes back to off

  2. dmesg | grep -i bluetooth :

    [   22.273402] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.16
    [   22.273417] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
    [   22.273424] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
    [   22.273426] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
    [   22.273430] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
    [   22.288979] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
    [   22.288989] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
    [   22.288990] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
    [   22.358638] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
    [   22.358641] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
    [   22.358647] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized

    That would mean, bluetooth is present and being acknowledge. I could be wrong

  3. ps aux| grep bluetooth :

    root      1077  0.0  0.0  19264  1724 ?        Ss   18:56   0:00 /usr/sbin/bluetoothd
    zongo     2490  0.0  0.0 263544  2952 ?        Sl   18:56   0:00 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/indicator-bluetooth/indicator-bluetooth-service
    zongo     4488  0.0  0.0  13656   968 pts/2    S+   19:35   0:00 grep --color=auto bluetooth

I seem to have bluetooth daemon running. I concluded that my hardware is being acknowledge and that the daemon does start with no issue. Why is bluetooth off in 'system settings' ?

I went back trolling the net and found a patch specially written for this issue. Bluetooth Issues Ubuntu 13.10

So back to the terminal :

sudo apt-get install bzr build-essential
sudo apt-get build-dep indicator-bluetooth
sudo bzr branch lp:~robert-ancell/indicator-bluetooth/dont-hide-on-rfkill 
cd dont-hide-on-rfkill 
dpkg-buildpackage ( -d as dependencies unmet)
sudo dpkg -i indicator-bluetooth_0.0.6daily13.02.19-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

But it did not finished and I got the error below

configure: exit 1
dh_auto_configure: ./configure --build=x86_64-linux-gnu --prefix=/usr --includedir=${prefix}/include --mandir=${prefix}/share/man --infodir=${prefix}/share/info --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --libdir=${prefix}/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu --libexecdir=${prefix}/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu --disable-maintainer-mode --disable-dependency-tracking returned exit code 1

Yours truly is out now as this is too technical for me.

Anyone out there has any ideas of what is going on and most of all has a fix that I could implement?

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I doubt that will fix your issue, what is the output of pactl list | grep -i module-bluetooth-discover –  Braiam Dec 27 '13 at 20:58
Braiam, Thanks for your reply "pactl list | grep -i module-bluetooth-discover Name: module-bluetooth-discover" –  zongo saiba Dec 28 '13 at 8:40

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