I'm using an 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 Bluetooth 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, 2012 at 7:06
  • yes I tried !!!
    – Dhrubo
    Dec 30, 2012 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, 2013 at 17:16

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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, 2012 at 6:37

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