Bluetooth not working mint 17 mate 64bit (solved)

I plugged my Trust bluetooth receiver into a USB port and nothing happened I checked in the Package Manager and it says Bluetooth is installed.

The adaptor power light is on.

I have used bluetooth in the past but not for about 6 months. what could be the problem.

Any help appreciated.

With the adapter plugged in, what is the output from lsusb?

userone@Office2 ~ $ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 008: ID 0a5c:2101 Broadcom Corp. BCM2045 Bluetooth
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 1bcf:0002 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc.
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046a:010d Cherry GmbH
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 009 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
userone@Office2 ~ $

any output from:

rfkill list

?

userone@Office2 ~ $ rfkill list
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
userone@Office2 ~ $

The power light comes on but nothing else happens I remember an icon used to show bluetooth was active and my phone can not see the computer for pairing.

What’s your output from:

uname -a

also

apt-cache policy bluez

userone@Office2 ~ $ uname -a
Linux Office2 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:30:00 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
userone@Office2 ~ $

userone@Office2 ~ $ apt-cache policy bluez
bluez:
Installed: 4.101-0ubuntu13.1
Candidate: 4.101-0ubuntu13.1
Version table:
*** 4.101-0ubuntu13.1 0
500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main amd64 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
4.101-0ubuntu13 0
500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages
N: Ignoring file ‘getdeb.list.bck’ in directory ‘/etc/apt/sources.list.d/’ as it has an invalid filename extension
N: Ignoring file ‘getdeb.list.bck’ in directory ‘/etc/apt/sources.list.d/’ as it has an invalid filename extension
userone@Office2 ~ $

Make sure bluez and blueman are installed:

sudo apt-get install bluez blueman

then in blueman make sure the PC is set to be discoverable.

That seems to have sorted out the problem.

Thanks for the help.

No problem :slight_smile: