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Title: [SOLVED] Can't install bluetooth adapter
Post by: Monkeyman on December 12, 2014, 10:19:02 AM
I bought a bluetooth adapter (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833139027 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833139027)) in order to use a set of BT headphones (originally used for my phone).  As soon as I plugged it in, I got this:
(http://i.imgur.com/vhGaWw9.png)

When I try to pair it with my headphones (or my laptop), I get this:
(http://i.imgur.com/hjdx5dl.png)

The BT driver is Windows only (with a .exe file).  I can't seem to install it using Wine.  (EDIT: Just read that Wine won't install drivers.)

What can I do to get this to work?  I don't really care if I can pair it with my laptop (although I swap files daily so it would be helpful if I could) but I need the headphones to work.

EDIT:  Found this review on Amazon but can't figure out how to utilize it.  The first command does nothing and the second takes me to something unfamiliar to me.  I tried to c/p the quoted text but didn't know what to do with it after I pasted it.

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I've gotten this working under Windows 7 Starter (one phone test successful out of one) and under Ubuntu 12.04 (two phone tests successful out of two), as well as Linux Mint 13 XFCE RC (one phone test successful out of one;LM 13 XFCE RC test was done in liveUSB mode). It worked great under both Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint 13 XFCE RC in LiveUSB mode.  I did have issues under Ubuntu with one of my phones, but I installed the "Blueman" Bluetooth manager and it works fine now. Linux is not officially supported, though you can get it working by following the steps here (found it off other reviews for this product) :
Open command line interface (CLI), bash, or some other terminal-like program/application. It should allow you to enter commands. Enter these two commands :
touch /etc/modprobe.d/medialink-btusb.conf
sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/medialink-btusb.conf

Then, copy and paste this into the file WITHOUT QUOTES : "install usb:v0A5Cp21E8d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip* /sbin/modprobe btusb; echo 0a5c 21e8 > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/btusb/new_id"

Then, plug in your adapter and launch your Bluetooth manager ("Blueman" recommend). You are now ready to use the device.

Any help would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Can't install bluetooth adapter
Post by: AL13N on December 12, 2014, 12:46:40 PM
I cannot help myself as I have neither Bluetooth on my laptop nor the knowledge to do so, but maybe this will help:

https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/index.php?topic=365.msg1454;boardseen#new (https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/index.php?topic=365.msg1454;boardseen#new)

Good Luck
Title: Re: Can't install bluetooth adapter
Post by: Monkeyman on December 12, 2014, 12:55:43 PM
Thanks.  Didn't see that but the command failed anyway.  :(
Title: Re: Can't install bluetooth adapter
Post by: altman on December 12, 2014, 04:49:12 PM
Did you try to reboot after install ,! Maybe it would work , Don t know if it needs a driver or something .
Title: Re: Can't install bluetooth adapter
Post by: altman on December 12, 2014, 04:56:56 PM
Found this link also , it might help : http://www.justanswer.com/computer-hardware/79428-using-ubuntu-12-10-bluetooth-manager-igear-transceiver.html
Title: Re: Can't install bluetooth adapter
Post by: bugfree on December 12, 2014, 09:05:45 PM
I found this solution posted by N4RPS, which fixed my BT problems. Might help!

https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/index.php?topic=558.0
Title: Re: Can't install bluetooth adapter
Post by: Monkeyman on December 12, 2014, 11:24:01 PM
I found this solution posted by N4RPS, which fixed my BT problems. Might help!

https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/index.php?topic=558.0

That did it!  Thanks for the link.  Not sure how I missed it.
Title: Re: Can't install bluetooth adapter
Post by: N4RPS on December 22, 2014, 03:15:59 AM
Hello!

You're welcome. Many have been helped by that tutorial.

The super cheap, generic adapters ($2-$3 on Amazon or Ebay) work better than the more expensive ones, as the expensive ones use Broadcom chips, which are not supported in Linux. (I have also updated the tutorial to reflect this.)

Actually, every time I add a Bluetooth adapter, I refer to it myself. As that other Bluetooth post that was first referenced, it was posted before the final fix was worked out.

To avoid any future confusion, I have added a link to the completed work to the other article. Thank you for helping us by pointing this out!

73 DE N4RPS
Rob