[Bug 37288] Re: Bluetooth not discovered on Dell Inspiron 9400

Philip philip at brusten.net
Fri Jun 20 10:20:52 UTC 2008

2008/6/20 Jmadero <jmadero at usa.com>:

> Problem still exists with hardy 2.6.24-17. bummer that the issue hasn't
> been corrected :( I have a bluetooth keyboard and mouse that can't be
> used at all

Have you read the following forum thread:

Apparently Windows altered the hardware device Id of my bluetooth module. I
have a Wireless 350 Bluetooth module from Dell in my Dell Latitude D620. The
default deviceId is 413c:8103. But till yesterday it was set to 413c:8105 in
Ubuntu??? Some say this is caused by Windows Vista, but unlike others I
never had Windows Vista installed on my laptop, only XP in the beginning.

After reading that thread, I created a partition for windows xp, ran the
firmware upgrade utility for the Wireless 350 Bluetooth module from Dell *
(DFU.exe), rebooted into Linux and now my deviceId is back the default:

Bus 005 Device 005: ID 413c:8103 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 350 Bluetooth

I was struggling for quite a while on this problem, but the easiest way to
solve this problem is to install windows again (if you haven't allready) and
perform the firmware upgrade. I know it's not the best solution, but hey,
now I can actualy use my bluetooth module under ubuntu.

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Bluetooth not discovered on Dell Inspiron 9400
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