The bluetooth is disabled on my Ubuntu (Dell vostro Desktop with bluetooth USB adapter).
I plugged the bluetooth USB adapter into another Ubuntu desktop (12.04) and it is recognized instantaneously.
I've installed blueman, bluez, bluetooth support package.
The bluetooth system settings shows the message "bluetooth is disabled" even after I turn it on. Bluetooth status is not shown in the menu bar even though I checked this option.
rfkill list says bluetooth isn't blocked.
lsusb says the dongle is connected.
Bluetooth manager doesn't work... all buttons are grey.
Removing gnome-bluetooth (as some users suggest) not only doesn't fix the problem but also removes ubuntu-desktop, causing my system settings to be missing among other consequences.
Bluetooth option is not shown in the BIOS. Do I need to install a driver maybe? Does it exist?
All I want is to be able to connect my Apple mouse and keyboard to the PC.