I am struggling to get my bluetooth adapter work on my Linux desktop.
I see it when I plug it in, but basically, nothing else works correctly:
$ lsusb Bus 002 Device 006: ID 0a12:0002 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Fontline Test Equipment Bluetooth Device
I can't put it up:
$ sudo hciconfig hci0 up Can't init device hci0: Cannot assign requested address (99)
Bluetooth service is not working properly and can't be started:
$ sudo service bluetooth status bluetooth stop/waiting $ sudo service bluetooth start start: Job failed to start
The logs say : "init: Failed to spawn bluetooth main process: unable to execute: No such file or directory". There are also plenty of :
[ 5485.753603] init: bluetooth main process ended, respawning [ 5485.776272] init: bluetooth main process (24531) terminated with status 1
I tried to re-install bluetooth, blueman etc. They depends on the bluez package, and one of the issues(?) seems to be that I fail to install bluez.
$ sudo apt-get install blueman Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: bluez Suggested packages: bluez-hcidump The following NEW packages will be installed: blueman bluez ... Setting up bluez (4.101-0ubuntu13.1) ... reload: Job is not running: dbus invoke-rc.d: initscript dbus, action "force-reload" failed. start: Job failed to start invoke-rc.d: initscript bluetooth, action "start" failed. dpkg: error processing package bluez (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of blueman: blueman depends on bluez (>= 4.61); however: Package bluez is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing package blueman (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure. Errors were encountered while processing: bluez blueman
Bluetooth is not blocked:
$ sudo rfkill list 0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
Bluetooth kernel modules are present:
$ lsmod | grep -E "blue|bt|rfco" rfcomm 69160 0 btusb 32412 0 bluetooth 391136 4 btusb,rfcomm
Those are the packages I have related to bluetooth:
$ dpkg -l | grep -i blue iU blueman 1.23-git201403102151-1ubuntu1 amd64 Graphical bluetooth manager iF bluez 4.101-0ubuntu13.1 amd64 Bluetooth tools and daemons ii bluez-compat 4.101-0ubuntu13.1 amd64 BlueZ 3.x compatibility binaries ii gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0 126.96.36.199-0ubuntu4.2 amd64 Introspection data for GnomeBluetooth rc gnome-bluetooth 188.8.131.52-0ubuntu4.1 amd64 GNOME Bluetooth tools rc indicator-bluetooth 0.0.6+14.04.20140207-0ubuntu2 amd64 System bluetooth indicator. ii libbluetooth-dev 4.101-0ubuntu13.1 amd64 Development files for using the BlueZ Linux Bluetooth library ii libbluetooth3:amd64 4.101-0ubuntu13.1 amd64 Library to use the BlueZ Linux Bluetooth stack ii libgnome-bluetooth11 184.108.40.206-0ubuntu4.2 amd64 GNOME Bluetooth tools - support library ii libgnome-bluetooth8 3.2.2-0ubuntu5.1 amd64 GNOME Bluetooth tools - support library ii libmatebluetooth 1.2.1-2+precise amd64 MATE Bluetooth tools (library) rc mate-bluetooth 1.2.1-2+precise amd64 MATE Bluetooth tools
In this question, I saw mention of bluez-firmware, but couldn't find that yet.
$ sudo apt-get install bluez-firmware ... E: Unable to locate package bluez-firmware
In attempts to solve the issue, I upgraded my system to the latest Linux Mate 17.3 Rosa + upgraded the kernel to 4.4, however this does not solve the issue.
I have been reading tons of more or less similar issue, but could not find the answer :( Thanks for your help!