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[Bug 1028827] Re: Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 USB permanently disabled


pep, this bug was reported a while ago and there hasn't been any
activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue? If
so, could you please test for this with the latest development release
of Ubuntu? ISO images are available from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com
/daily-live/current/ .

If it remains an issue, could you please just make a comment to this.

Also, could you please test the latest upstream kernel available (not the daily folder) following https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds ? It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please comment on which kernel version specifically you tested. If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tags:

where VERSION-NUMBER is the version number of the kernel you tested. For example:

This can be done by clicking on the yellow circle with a black pencil icon next to the word Tags located at the bottom of the bug description. As well, please remove the tag:

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the following tags:

As well, please remove the tag:

Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug's
Status as Confirmed. Please let us know your results. Thank you for your

** Tags added: precise

** Tags added: latest-bios-5fcn27ww

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: Triaged => Incomplete

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  Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 USB permanently disabled

Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Dist: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

  The bluetooth applet reports the device as disabled, and no enable is

  This happens running both 3.2.0-27 and 3.5.0-6-quantal-lts-backport

  lsusb gives:
  Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd

  In windows 7 the device is under the name of Broadcom bluetooth 4.0 usb.
  ApportVersion: 2.5.2-0ubuntu3
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  pedro      2456 F.... pulseaudio
  CRDA: Error: command ['iw', 'reg', 'get'] failed with exit code 1: nl80211 not found.
  CheckboxSubmission: e66391e7bfa6bda649f266ea1300e6a1
  CheckboxSystem: a5b34af478b97e68f6128c8e78cc7c5a
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=96e30b9b-5eac-457e-a7db-da1165d09732
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
  MachineType: LENOVO IdeaPad Z580
  NonfreeKernelModules: wl
  Package: linux (not installed)
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-15-generic root=UUID=10d34ce9-ffbb-44a4-9361-13c16e5ded9d ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-15.22-generic 3.5.4
   linux-restricted-modules-3.5.0-15-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.5.0-15-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                            1.93
  StagingDrivers: rts5139
  Tags:  quantal running-unity staging
  Uname: Linux 3.5.0-15-generic x86_64
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-09-04 (15 days ago)
  UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo
  dmi.bios.date: 03/26/2012
  dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.bios.version: 5FCN27WW
  dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
  dmi.board.name: Lenovo
  dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.board.version: Lenovo Z580
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset Tag
  dmi.chassis.type: 9
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Intel Corporation
  dmi.chassis.version: 0.1
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr5FCN27WW:bd03/26/2012:svnLENOVO:pnIdeaPadZ580:pvrLenovoZ580:rvnLENOVO:rnLenovo:rvrLenovoZ580:cvnIntelCorporation:ct9:cvr0.1:
  dmi.product.name: IdeaPad Z580
  dmi.product.version: Lenovo Z580
  dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

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