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Need bluetooth driver of 6710b in Linux

sledgeas
Occasional Advisor

Need bluetooth driver of 6710b in Linux

Installed bluez and have loaded daemons and modules in kernel, but hciconfig gives nothing--no hci0 device.
Need driver,so I need hardware ids,mine lsusb/lspci find nothing.
Can someone at least write info from Windows working driver?
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Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: Need bluetooth driver of 6710b in Linux

I don't know about 6710b in particular, but some laptops with a RF killswitch are implementing the bluetooth transceiver as an integrated USB device. When the killswitch is operated, the transceiver is "virtually plugged/unplugged" so the OS cannot even detect it if it's disabled. The same switch can affect WLAN too, but the WLAN disabling may happen in a different way.

If the 6710b has a RF killswitch, toggle it and see if anything is detected after that.

After a reboot, the killswitch is likely to default to "disable RF" for maximum security.

MK
MK
sledgeas
Occasional Advisor

Re: Need bluetooth driver of 6710b in Linux

Thanks,kill switch worked. Later I will check,will basic bluetooth system work,without any special drivers.