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    Default Acer Aspire AS5742-6638 Bluetooth not working

    Greeting Gents,

    I've recently installed BT5 64 bit w/ GNOME onto my laptop. My issue currently is that i can not seem to get my integrated bluetooth to work.

    @bt:~# lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:0138 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0402:9665 ALi Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    @bt:~# lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 02)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 05)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 05)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a5)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 05)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 05)
    00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem (rev 05)
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 01)
    02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
    ff:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 02)
    ff:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 02)
    ff:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 02)
    ff:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 02)
    ff:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
    ff:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
    Any light shed on this would be greatly appreciated. thanks guys!
    -Forgotten

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    Default Re: Acer Aspire AS5742-6638 Bluetooth not working

    bah, I wouldn't waste your time. I actually have an Acer Aspire One netbook (not sure of the exact product number) but the internal bluetooth is not supported -- which, don't get me wrong has been a complete hassle. What I would suggest is buying a cheap USB dongle if you can; they are usually pretty cheap (30~40 USD, I got mine for $2.50 while overseas, in China) and can usually be up and running in one shell line:

    Code:
    hciconfig -a hci0 up

    Of course it will take a bit of adjusting either in your .config files or manually to get the results you need, but I can tell you that USB dongles are far less of a hassle than the one integrated in your laptop. Anyway, if you are hell bent on getting the integrated one to work, you will probably have to dig up the specs on the computer and find the appropriate driver. However, I will just mention that I've never had a integrated bluetooth work in all my time using Backtrack! Even if I was able to start the device, I never could successfully compromise any device with it...

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