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Bluetooth not working at all

Post by guitmz » Wed Feb 20, 2013 15:27

I have an Atheros combo half pci AR9285 wireless + bluetooth. Installed Sabayon 11 yesterday and I simply can't get bluetooth to work. It does loads with ath3k on startup but nothin happens..

Any lights?
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Re: Bluetooth not working at all

Post by linuxfluesterer » Wed Feb 20, 2013 15:46

You've tried this?

Edit the following file
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
and add this:

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blacklist acer_wmi
Then reboot. Maybe you'll have to activate with fn-keys. But first check without...

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Re: Bluetooth not working at all

Post by guitmz » Wed Feb 20, 2013 15:52

will try this when im home. i have a good feeling as the manufacturer of the BT module is indeed acer ehehe yeah i tried activating it with fn keys, will do again after this test.. thank you for now :)
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Re: Bluetooth not working at all

Post by Ryuno-Ki » Wed Feb 20, 2013 22:10

In case it don't work, provide the following information. We found a solution with a bluetooth adapter in the German shed back then. But in that case, the Bluetooth adapter and the WLAN chip were merged (thus lspci).

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rfkill list
hcitool dev # display local devices
$ lsusb # list usb devices
lsmod | grep bt # list loaded modules, especially the bluetooth ones
# lspci | list all PCI devices
dmesg | tail # have a look in the recent dmesg log
In the lsusb command you have to look for something like "Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0a5c:21f4 Broadcom Corp.".
Especially 0a5c:21f4 (may differ from yours) is important. The first is the vendor ID, the latter the product ID. With these information you can search the web for a solution.
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Re: Bluetooth not working at all

Post by guitmz » Wed Feb 20, 2013 22:53

alright, thanks!

im pretty sure that the blacklist can work with acer module... will test in 1h or so. as for those cmds above, no worries, i know how to use them, also, what u meant by "Bluetooth adapter and the WLAN chip were merged"? Like they were on the same PCI board? If yes, so does mine, its a combo half pci board, wifi + bt on single chip.

dmesg as far as i remember shows that the bluetooth module was initialized and also lsmod shows bluetooth..

i'll give u guys more info in a couple of hours, thanks a lot!
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Re: Bluetooth not working at all

Post by guitmz » Thu Feb 21, 2013 0:53

hmm funny... just did a fresh install and the bluetooth is now showing up... but i still cant turn it on or toggle visibility, so ill do a system upgrade and try the proposed solutions.
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Re: Bluetooth not working at all

Post by guitmz » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:07

So Ive applied the patch on modprobe and got the same results as before... bluetooth is showing up under systray, i can even open its config panel, but when i turn it on with fn keys or clicking into the gnome button, nothing happens and the visibility button stays disabled.. heres the log of the following cmds:

rfkill list

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gentoo guitmz # rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
1: hci0: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
hcitool dev

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hcitool dev
Devices:
lsusb

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gentoo guitmz # lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 045e:0745 Microsoft Corp. Nano Transceiver v1.0 for Bluetooth
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0cf3:3005 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR3011 Bluetooth
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 147e:1001 Upek TCS5B Fingerprint sensor
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 5986:0308 Acer, Inc 
lsmod | grep bt

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gentoo guitmz # lsmod | grep bt
btusb                  11945  0 
bluetooth             213550  2 btusb
lspci

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gentoo guitmz # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b5)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b5)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b5)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev b5)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 1251 (rev a1)
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GF116 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
02:00.0 USB controller: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller (rev 04)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: JMicron Technology Corp. JMC250 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 05)
03:00.1 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. SD/MMC Host Controller (rev 90)
03:00.2 SD Host controller: JMicron Technology Corp. Standard SD Host Controller (rev 90)
03:00.3 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. MS Host Controller (rev 90)
04:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
05:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): JMicron Technology Corp. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 30)
dmesg | tail

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gentoo guitmz # dmesg | tail
[   37.893040] ath9k 0000:04:00.0 wlp4s0: disabling VHT as WMM/QoS is not supported by the AP
[   37.893896] wlp4s0: associate with d8:5d:4c:ef:0b:36 (try 1/3)
[   37.896274] wlp4s0: RX AssocResp from d8:5d:4c:ef:0b:36 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=1)
[   37.896346] wlp4s0: associated
[   37.896362] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlp4s0: link becomes ready
[   40.925067] ata1.00: failed to get Identify Device Data, Emask 0x1
[   40.932671] ata1.00: failed to get Identify Device Data, Emask 0x1
[   40.932683] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/133
[   40.932699] ata1: EH complete
[   42.211283] EXT4-fs (sda2): re-mounted. Opts: commit=600
One thing that confused me are 2 entries related to the bluetooth on lsusb.. One for Atheros and one for Acer (Im assuming that the Acer entry is for the bluetooth as I dont have anything else owned by Acer here).

Thanks for any helps!
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Re: Bluetooth not working at all

Post by guitmz » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:10

Wow, please nevermind my post above... Let me explain:

I did the modprobe with acer_wmi and rebooted, no luck..

Out of the sudden I have just restarted the bluetooth service manually /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart and it started to work...

Strange that after rebooting it didnt worked but well, who knows haha thanks a lot everyone, ill observe this after reboots and kernel upgrades and will let u know if something breaks
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Re: Bluetooth not working at all

Post by Ryuno-Ki » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:25

guitmz wrote:what u meant by "Bluetooth adapter and the WLAN chip were merged"? [...] its a combo half pci board, wifi + bt on single chip.
This. I didn't knew the correct English term for it.

*started collecting together the information for next answer*

*read the last post*
Thanks. You saved my time :)
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Re: Bluetooth not working at all

Post by guitmz » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:31

ahaha no problems!

thanks for the help! im upgrading to 3.7.4 and will reboot to see what happens
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