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    Default Macbook Pro + Vmware + Bluetooth

    Hello, i'm just beginning with backtrack 4 and faced such problem:

    My Mac has built in bluetooth so i'm trying to use it in bt4, but when I type "hciconfig" it shows nothing. As I understand, it is "usb bluetooth" so it can be used it bt4 via Vmware. Correct me if I wrong. I'm kinda stuck

    Any advice or help appreciated! Thanks!

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    Default Re: Macbook Pro + Vmware + Bluetooth

    You usually need to install drivers on your VM so that the onboard bluetooth will then be detected and useable in your guest machine.

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    Default Re: Macbook Pro + Vmware + Bluetooth

    Ok. got it! Thank you! Will be searching for such Apple Bluetooth driver for Bt 4. By the way, if anybody knows a good place to download it, please tell me.

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    Default Re: Macbook Pro + Vmware + Bluetooth

    Quote Originally Posted by shilton View Post
    Ok. got it! Thank you! Will be searching for such Apple Bluetooth driver for Bt 4. By the way, if anybody knows a good place to download it, please tell me.
    Look for a driver that works with Ubuntu.

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    Default Yay, it works!

    Hi!

    I just managed to get Blutooth working under VMWare + Backtrack R2.

    After a little search I hit this website: http://askubuntu.com/questions/7202/...acbook-pro-6-2

    That got me to this repository: https://launchpad.net/~mactel-support/+archive/ppa

    From which I interpreted that I should add to my /etc/apt/sources.list this line:
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mactel-support/ppa/ubuntu maverick main

    from where I did: apt-get update
    and then did: apt-get install btusb-dkms

    and this got Bluetooth working on BackTrack R2 under VMWare on a MacBook Pro 6,2

    Hope this helps, it took me a couple of hours to find these steps.

    (This thread is many months old, but as they say, better late than never ;-)

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