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I am having problems enabling bluetooth since installing xUbuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad X220, in 13.10 all was working fine.

When I installed 14.04 I did a fresh install rather than upgrade.

Running

/proc/acpi/ibm/bluetooth

returns no such file or directory, so I'm guessing that I don't have the appropriate IBM bluetooth drivers installed.

/proc/acpi/ibm/ only contains: beep, cmos, driver, fan, hotkey, led, light, video, volume

Where can I get these from?

Cheers Jim


Update:

It would appear that the Bluetooth daughter card is not being recognised at all, I have swapped the card over as I have 2 of them, but still no luck. As far as I am aware the Bluetooth daughter cards are USB based.

The output of 'lsusb' returns:

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 15ca:00c3 Textech International Ltd. Mini Optical Mouse
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f2:b217 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd Lenovo Integrated Camera (0.3MP)
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 147e:2016 Upek Biometric Touchchip/Touchstrip Fingerprint Sensor
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
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Addition: As expected Fn + F5 won't enable Bluetooth either, but it does switch WiFi on and off. –  James Valentine May 16 at 16:15
    
What will happen if you run sudo service bluetooth restart –  Tuknutx May 16 at 16:39
    
@Xubu-Tur When I run that command it returns: Bluetooth Stop/Waiting Bluetooth Start/Running Process 5254 But still no Bluetooth even after Fn+F5 or running blueman-manager Cheers Jim –  James Valentine May 16 at 16:43
    
Perhaps this link can help askubuntu.com/questions/363401/cant-enable-bluetooth-13-10 –  Tuknutx May 16 at 17:02
    
@Xubu-Tur, thank you for that link, I believe that is one of the ones I was reading the other day. I have just gone through the list of answers attempting each one in turn, restarting the bluetooth service after each one. Unfortunately still no joy though. Cheers Jim –  James Valentine May 16 at 17:14
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Install Bluetooth drivers and necessary packages:

sudo apt-get install bluez bluez-alsa bluez-audio bluez-btsco bluez-compat bluez-cups bluez-dbg bluez-gstreamer bluez-hcidump bluez-pcmcia-support bluez-tools bluez-utils python-bluez bluewho indicator-bluetooth libbluetooth-dev  libgnome-bluetooth11 libbluetooth3 python-gobject python-dbus

Then try to connect via the application bluez.

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Have you tried ThinkWiki bluetooth setup guide? I got my ThinkPad bluetooth working thanks to this: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_setup_Bluetooth

I am not sure if this works for you but its worth a shot.

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