I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed parallel to the mac's ios. Previously, I remember that the Bluetooth used to work when I tried to connect a Bluetooth mouse to the system. But now, all of a sudden, it is not working. It's settings can be found in the system settings but it is not possible to turn it on/off. I checked rfkill and it is not blocked. However, it only shows information about wireless LAN and nothing about the Bluetooth. I also added "rfkill unblock bluetooth" to maybe unblock it but still nothing is happening. I am also sure that the bluez is installed completely and is updated. Can anybody help?

The output of "lspci -knn | grep Net -A2; lsusb" is:

03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43602 802.11ac Wireless LAN SoC [14e4:43ba] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Apple Inc. Device [106b:0133]
    Kernel driver in use: brcmfmac
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 05ac:8406 Apple, Inc. 
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05ac:0273 Apple, Inc. 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05ac:8290 Apple, Inc. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Thanks, Regards, Ali

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    Please edit your question and add output of lspci -knn | grep Net -A2; lsusb terminal command. – Pilot6 Dec 23 '16 at 13:21
  • @Pilot6 Updated – Ali khodayari Dec 26 '16 at 14:25
  • What is the kernel version? uname -a? – Pilot6 Dec 26 '16 at 14:30

You need the 4.4 kernel version to use this device. It can be installed to Ubuntu 14.04 by

sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-xenial

Reboot after you install the kernel.

This is the commit that adds support of new Apple devices.

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