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All, my new Asus BT400 bluetooth adapter arrived. I suppose I should have checked HCL for this, but I thought I would give it a bash. I am unable to see the BlueTooth Adapter in BlueTooth Manager. Any advice on how I might get Bluetooth working (Ubuntu 13.10) ?

  • This works, but I have to do it after every boot. I added it to rc.local and it works fine to enable the bluetooth adapter on startup and connect to a bluetooth mouse. – user279601 May 9 '14 at 14:47
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Found this solution on Launchpad which works:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/906832

ASUS USB-BT400 USB Adapter w/ Bluetooth 4.0 - Ubuntu Linux 13.04 - Fix

sudo su -
modprobe -v btusb
echo "0b05 17cb" >> /sys/bus/usb/drivers/btusb/new_id
  • Would you accept you own answer that works for you. – user.dz Nov 17 '15 at 21:25
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    No more need to add the vid:pid manually. Since kernel version 3.11.0-15 with the kernel module “btusb” the stick is recognized and activated automatically when plugged in. No need to even touch the terminal. Tested on vanilla debian with non-free repos. – drzymala Oct 3 '17 at 22:29

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