Bluetooth and Trisquel 8

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amuza
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Iscritto: 02/12/2018

I have tried several computers and Bluetooth USB adapters and have never managed to see Bluetooth working on Trisquel 8. I believe everything worked ok with those computers and adapters when running Trisquel 7.

Any advice?

Thank you!

Magic Banana

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Iscritto: 07/24/2010

As always with hardware support, you can try a newer kernel. Installing the package "linux-image-generic-hwe-8.0" (in Trisquel's repository) will give you version 4.15. You can have version 4.19 or even 5.1 following the instructions on https://jxself.org/linux-libre/

amuza
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Iscritto: 02/12/2018

Thank you Banana.

But I feel a bit scared of going into such a mission just for Bluetooth, I have never played with kernels.

And before considering the installation of a new kernel I wonder if am I the only one having problems with Bluetooth on Trisquel 8.

Can anyone confirm Bluetooth works on Trisquel 8?
I checked on different systems (not many) and have never seen it working.

Beformed
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Iscritto: 01/12/2017

Hello amuza, I have tried different kernels without having any issues. I've used jxself's latest kernel and LTS kernel as well. I'll check Bluetooth with one of my computers later today (my T400s which is my daily driver does not have Bluetooth built in)

Beformed
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Iscritto: 01/12/2017

So after playing a little with my computers I found out the following:
* My T400s does not have bluetooth XD
* My X220 does have bluetooth, for whatever reason there is not a GUI that manages bluetooth by default; the only thing I found was a GUI for sending files so I tried it and it works. The kernel I'm using in my X220 is the latest version that jxself has in his repo.

Magic Banana

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Iscritto: 07/24/2010

There is basically no risk: when you install another kernel, the previous version is still there. It is not substituted. So you can still boot the previous version from GRUB's menu (the default bootloader, you certainly have not changed it) if the new one does not work. And you can then remove the malfunctioning version of the kernel and maybe install yet another one. Anyway, as Beformed wrote, there is little reason for a newer version of the kernel to not work at least as well as the older version (well, unless you have antique hardware).