the bluetooth is disabled on my Ubuntu (Dell vostro Desktop with bluetooth USB adapter).
I plugged the bluetooth USB adapter to another Ubuntu desktop (12.04) and it is recognized instantaneously.
I've tried a bunch of different solutions that I found on online forums, but I couldn’t fix that.
I've installed blueman, bluez, bluetooth support package.
The bluetooth system settings shows the message "bluetooth is disabled" even after I turn it on. Bluetooth status is not shown in the menu bar even though I checked this option.
"rfkill list" says bluetooth isn't blocked.
"lsusb" says the dongle is connected.
bluetooth manager doesn't work... all buttons are grey.
Removing gnome-bluetooth (as some users suggest) not only doesn't fix the problem but also removes ubuntu-desktop, causing my system settings be missing among other consequences.
Bluetooth option is not shown in the BIOS. Do I need t install a drive maybe? Does it exist?
All I want is to be able to connect my Apple mouse and keyboard to the PC.