On trying sudo apt-get install bluez on Ubuntu 12.04, I receive the following messages - Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done bluez is already the newest version.

when I try modprobe bluez I am receiving "FATAL: Module bluez not found." message. How do I enable bluez, as My Program is not able to find the Bluetooth device?

Any Help appreciated, Thanks in advance, Padma


The kernel module is called bluetooth, but I doubt loading it manually will help. I'd grep the device Id with lspci or lsusb and google for it. Some devices are not supported by (specific versions of) Linux.

  • Thanks. I tried grepped bluetooth lspci and there was no output. but when i tried with lsusb- I am recieving Device 003: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth) – padma_uma Aug 10 '14 at 10:14
  • Looks like you're out of luck. BCM2046 is some weird device other people on Ubuntu or Arch failed to get running as a bluetooth device. – cschramm Aug 10 '14 at 14:14
  • Hi all, Thanks for your help. the issue was solved by turning Bluetooth adapter on in Windows. – padma_uma Oct 8 '14 at 11:30

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