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I am running Ubuntu 12.04 in VMWare on a Windows 7 desktop.

I don't have any bluetooth adapters plugged into my desktop. Before I insert any adapters, Ubuntu sees an adapter called "ubuntu-0". When I plug my bluetooth dongle in, Ubuntu sees a second bluetoother adapter, also named "ubuntu-o".

The first adapter (which I dont think even exists) doesn't do anything. The only thing it does successfully is act as a decoy and takes over bluetooth commands from software (I'm writing a bluetooth app using pybluez).

The second "ubuntu-0" device, which corresponds to my bluetooth dongle, functions properly and finds my phone over bluetooth.

  1. Why am I seeing this ghost adapter?
  2. How do I get rid of this ghost adapter?

If there is any information I can provide to please let me know. I am new to Ubuntu. Thanks!

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