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I've installed Ubuntu 18.04.I have a headset and I'm trying to connect it to my laptop(hp),when I try switching bluetooth to "On" it displays:"No bluetooth found,plugin a dongle to use bluetooth",I tried to install Blue Managerand blueZ but it displays me :No adapters !,Any one knows the steps of bluetooth configuration ?

1-No Bluetooth found Blueman is disable

I've tried lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net;lsusb;dmesg | egrep -i 'blue|firm commands and the results are :

:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net
07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter [10ec:8179] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RTL8188EE mini-PCIe card [103c:197d]
    Kernel driver in use: rtl8188ee
    Kernel modules: rtl8188ee
08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 07)
    Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [103c:1970]
    Kernel driver in use: r8169
    Kernel modules: r8169
:~$ lsusb
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 005: ID 19d2:1405 ZTE WCDMA Technologies MSM 
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
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04f2:b3a6 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


:~$ dmesg | egrep -i 'blue|firm
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Edit 1: After some googling ,I found that I need to buy a Bluetooth adapter to connect my PC to headphone,I bought one (Bluetooth Dongle (Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd)) and it plugged to my pc and my bluetooth is "On" but my laptop can not detect my device. enter image description here After I plugged the bluetooth adpater and run lspci -knn | grep Net -A2; lsusb the result is :

07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter [10ec:8179] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RTL8188EE mini-PCIe card [103c:197d]
    Kernel driver in use: rtl8188ee
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 014: ID 19d2:1405 ZTE WCDMA Technologies MSM 
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
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04f2:b3a6 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
Bus 003 Device 006: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

When I run hcitool ,it does not detect the adapter (Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode),and the result is :

 hcitool dev
Devices:
  • Check this out askubuntu.com/questions/490346/…. It could be of help! – ThunderBird Sep 27 '18 at 9:45
  • Please edit the question to include results from terminal for lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net; lsusb; dmesg | egrep -i 'blue|firm' – Jeremy31 Sep 28 '18 at 10:34
  • @Jeremy31 ,I edited my questions by including the results of commands. – Menai Ala Eddine - Aladdin Sep 28 '18 at 12:42
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    You apparently don't have a bluetooth adapter in you computer. – Soren A Sep 28 '18 at 12:43
  • @SorenA ,I bought one but it still the same problem. – Menai Ala Eddine - Aladdin Sep 28 '18 at 14:52
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I've struggled for years with bluetooth. The bluetooth stack is very complex and has issues but it gets better year by year.

Here's what I have done and it works great

  • get yourself a Plugable usb bluetooth adapter (Amazon)
  • hot plug it, no need to reboot

  • find and install blueman from the repos (bluez never has worked well for me)

  • power up your headphones, ready to pair
  • open blueman, select devices, find your headphones in the list
  • select setup, choose how you want to connect and click next
  • after a couple seconds, it should pair

  • open sound, scroll to find and select your headphones from the list

Note: You'll have to pair again and select in sound after every boot.

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    The blueman can not find the devices !! – Menai Ala Eddine - Aladdin Oct 7 '18 at 14:38
  • Then your issues are definately deeper than a simple bluetooth manager problem. Prepare to dig deeper into the system but I'm out, bluetooth stack is too complex for me – user857648 Oct 7 '18 at 16:24
  • @MenaiAlaEddine: In my case I had to to restart both, the device and the scan, multiple times. This worked with a china bluetooth receiver with a cheap USB dongle on an old PC. I didn't manage to get them to work for years now! – hb0 Mar 9 '19 at 0:22
  • This is not a good solution, first you cannot buy any Bluetooth dongle on Amazon for Ubuntu, it won't work, and second, your solution works only if there are minor problems, if the adapter, like in this question, is not set or recognized, I doubt it works in much cases. – Quidam Jun 8 at 4:44
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What is headset ?

For to speak with microphone ? Or for to listen to music ? (I am deaf Ubuntu Linuxer.)

;-)

In Ubuntu often new hardware is recognized, when hardware is at least 4 months to 6 months old (better 1 year old). Concerning music - it can be that there are additional drivers in packages rhythmbox and in amarok and after installation then hardware is recognized - like it was before with some speakers. You might try to install packages with additionally drivers:

sudo apt-get install rhythmbox amarok

And here is a different solution for additionally drivers - specially for Bluetooth and else firmware:

Additional Drivers for Ubuntu 17.10

You might configure this.

After this all perform re-boot.

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  • "often new hardare is recognized, when hardware is at least 4 months to 6 months old", err... no. Not so simple. – Quidam Jun 8 at 4:45
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I have found that a Soundbot dongle works. It reqired a reboot after insertion and was slow to pick up my headphones, but it did finally.

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RTL8188EE doesn't have bluetooth

I guess the best answer comes from Linux Mint:

Re: HP Laptop's bluetooth not working

Post by JeremyB » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:31 am You do not have a bluetooth chipset connected, the Rtl8188ee wifi card doesn't have bluetooth


Additional reference:

The parts list for your notebook indicates that it comes with a Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11bg/n 1x1 WiFi adapter.

That is a single band, non bluetooth wifi adapter.


Here is a review of four Bluetooth USB adapters compatible with Linux for as low as 8 bucks:

Bluetooth USB Adapter.png

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  • It means that my adapter does not compatible with my laptop ! – Menai Ala Eddine - Aladdin Oct 5 '18 at 12:34
  • The link says that RTL Chipset doesn't have Bluetooth built-in. But I will Google more links when I get home. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Oct 5 '18 at 12:39
  • @MenaiAlaEddine I've put in another link confirming your adapter does not have bluetooth capability. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Oct 7 '18 at 17:57
  • I purchasethis adapter but it still the same problem. – Menai Ala Eddine - Aladdin Oct 7 '18 at 20:46
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    @Quidam I replaced the single reference with a review of four Linux compatible Bluetooth USB adapters for more choice. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Jun 8 at 10:39
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I've searched a lot because I got the same problem, Finally I found a code in ubuntu forums that instantly worked:

sudo apt remove bcmwl-kernel-source && sudo apt install git dkms
git clone -b extended https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new.git
sudo dkms add ./rtlwifi_new
sudo dkms install rtlwifi-new/0.6

Reboot If you notice weak signal try:

sudo modprobe -r rtl8723de && sleep 5 && sudo modprobe rtl8723de ant_sel=1

and see if it is better, if not do

sudo modprobe -r rtl8723de && sleep 5 && sudo modprobe rtl8723de ant_sel=2

Hope it works for you.

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