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9 years, 10 months ago
My Bluetooth is not working in Ubuntu 13.04. I am unable to turn it on and also, Bluetooth icon doesn't show up in the top bar.
I asked about this on #ubuntu IRC and they said that I am missing the proprietary drivers for it. There is nothing under
Additional Drivers in Software and Updates
Bluetooth does work '
Try Ubuntu mode' when I boot Ubuntu from DVD/USB.
How can I get the required drivers?
Jul 24, 2013 at 21:59
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If your Ralink Bluetooth devices is a RT3290, then you can follow this instructions:
Download this .zip archive from public folder:
Unzip it to any directory,
cd $PATH-OF-YOUR-DOWNLOAD/NB087_Ubuntu/rtbth_v3.9.3/rtbth_v3.9.3/ and make bluetooth module:
sudo mkdir /etc/Wireless/RT3290
...then copy necessary files in specified directory like this:
sudo cp rtbth.ko /etc/Wireless/RT3290/
sudo cp rtbt.bin /etc/Wireless/RT3290/ ; sudo chmod +x /etc/Wireless/RT3290/rtbt.bin
sudo cp 49rtbt /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/
Create startup script like this:
sudo nano /etc/init/bluetooth.sh ; sudo chmod +x /etc/init/bluetooth.sh
...past this into editor field and save:
mknod /dev/rtbth c 192 0
..then edit your
/etc/rc.local (do this with sudo) and add line
exit 0 line. This must look like this:
Test script by running and seek for errors:
Please do not forget to give execution flags and also for
Re-login or reboot machine and look for bluetooth applet in your taskbar
This is a typical scenario for installing Ralink 3290 Bluetooth Drivers, but this special version works for 13.04 based Ubuntu kernels. Look for this article
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2115570 for typical bluetooth driver installing.
Aug 31, 2013 at 14:12
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If you are facing compilation errors, try
downloading the package with source code and compiling + installing it manually. To do this open a shell where you downloaded the source, unpack it, and run:
sudo make install
Tested on 13.04, 3.10.9-031009-generic kernel, h/w Model: Pavilion 15-E016Tx
product: RT3290 Bluetooth, vendor: Ralink corp
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