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Bluetooth driver for my laptop

anand44 Posts: 11

I have a HP G62-361TX laptop whose bluetooth is not working. It shows it;s status is on but does not detect any new device. I gave the command hcitool scan but it returns nothing. I think the bluetooth driver is not installed. How can I solve this??


  • atreyu
    atreyu Posts: 216

    What Linux OS are you using?

    You can see if the kernel bluetooth stack is loaded by checking for the bluetooth driver in your list of loaded modules, e.g.:
    lsmod|grep bluetooth
    You sometimes need to start the Bluetooth stack manually (often a service/daemon), e.g., on my Fedora box, I'd do:
    service bluetooth start
    This service is part of the bluez package.

    Is Bluetooth enabled in the BIOS of your machine?

    Is there are hardware on/off switch (or Function key combo) for Bluetooth/Radio on your laptop?


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