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[Bug 1209124] Re: Support for Intel 7260 bluetooth [8087:07dc]



Our issue is distinct from this bug. I intend to file a bug upstream
(kernel.org) once I finish working out how the ASUS platform driver
handles Bluetooth and I have a reasonable idea to whom the bug report
should be directed. I'll post a link back here when that's done.

In the meantime, I've discovered the least intrusive (but still dirty)
workaround yet:

1. In Unity's Bluetooth indicator, flip the "Bluetooth" toggle switch to
"ON". Because of our bug, this causes the "hci0" Bluetooth device to be
unregistered from the kernel's rfkill subsystem (see "rfkill list all").

2. In a terminal do "sudo rfkill block N", where N is the ID number of
the remaining "asus-bluetooth" WMI device as given by "rfkill list all".
(In my case it's "sudo rfkill block 2".) This causes the "hci0" device
to be registered with rfkill again, and it will be soft-unblocked. In
the Bluetooth indicator menu you should now see both "Bluetooth" and
"Visible" toggled to "ON".

3. Connect Bluetooth devices normally, but be careful; *don't* manually
flip the "Bluetooth" or "Visible" switches, whether in the Bluetooth
indicator or in "System Settings -> Bluetooth", because that causes the
"hci0" adapter to disappear again.

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  Support for Intel 7260 bluetooth [8087:07dc]

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  Some 7260 modules are found in the newly released systems. It needs
  external firmware to work. Support for this module can be found in
  3.10 and need to be backported to 3.5 and 3.8.

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