I'm using Acer Aspire One 725 netbook with ubuntu 12.04. When I try to set up a device my Laptops bluetooth can't find any other device. The buletooth searching wizard is just searching for a new device but no results happen.

N.B.: bluetooth of my another device (e.g.: mobiles) near to my laptop are in VISIBLE mode.

  • Did you try putting your device in pairing mode before starting "Set Up New Device..."? – Takkat Dec 30 '12 at 7:06
  • yes I tried !!! – Dhrubo Dec 30 '12 at 8:02
  • Posted on behalf of user Nick: I seem to be having the same problem: 12.10 Bluetooth not detecting Wii remote explains the issue I am seeing. Is hcitool dev returning a device for you? – bender Jan 19 '13 at 17:16

Try to do precisely the opposite :

  • Put your Ubuntu PC in Bluetooth discoverable mode
  • Pair it from the other device (your mobile phone) by following its normal procedure

Does that help ?

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    My mobile is also can't detect/find my laptop's bluetooth inspire of my Ubuntu PC is visible... :( – Dhrubo Dec 30 '12 at 6:37

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