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I've a Sony Vaio VPCEH1S0E and I've got a problem with Bluetooth.

My Bluetooth applet is running but there's no way to configure my Bluetooth device because Ubuntu says that "no adapter is present".

This is the output of rfkill list:

0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
1: sony-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
2: sony-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
3: hci0: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

This is the output of hcitool dev:

Devices:

This is the output of dmesg | tail after I've turned on Bluetooth:

[ 1590.367523] hci_cmd_timer: hci0 command tx timeout
[ 1591.367014] hci_cmd_timer: hci0 command tx timeout
[ 1592.366483] hci_cmd_timer: hci0 command tx timeout
[ 1593.365992] hci_cmd_timer: hci0 command tx timeout

And finally this is the output of lsmod:

bluetooth             166112  13 bnep,rfcomm,btusb

So what can I do to find my Bluetooth adapter?

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I am also using VPCEH Sony VAIO and I got both bluetooth and Wifi working simultaneously. This is how i did it.

Run lsmod | grep sony and you will find a module sony_laptop.

Blacklist it by editing /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and inserting blacklist sony_laptop.

Save the file and reboot.

Now you should be able to access both Bluetooth and Wifi.

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Most likely you've faced already known issue.

Run hciconfig in the console, this will give you output similar to this one:

hci0:   Type: BR/EDR  Bus: USB
    BD Address: 00:00:00:00:00:00  ACL MTU: 0:0  SCO MTU: 0:0
    DOWN 
    RX bytes:0 acl:0 sco:0 events:0 errors:0
    TX bytes:66 acl:0 sco:0 commands:21 errors:1

If your BT adapter MAC address is 00:00:00:00:00:00, then all you can do is wait until someone will provide a fix in mainline. Sorry :)

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I have a MAC Address, yet I still can't.... hciconfig hci0 up Can't init device hci0: Connection timed out (110) –  palbakulich Mar 1 '12 at 23:11
    
@palhmbs: Then your issue might be something else. Have a look into kernel log first. –  Andrejs Cainikovs Mar 2 '12 at 14:36
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