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enabling bluetooth by default on m860tu/np8660 ?

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by maennj, Nov 1, 2008.

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  1. maennj

    maennj Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi guys

    Is there a way to turn on bluetooth by default so I don't have to turn it on everytime I want to use my bluetooth mouse ?
    The reason am asking this question too, because I have Linux installed and it appears that there is no way to turn on bluetooth on linux (because clevo stupidly made the only to toggle radio is by software, no hard toggle !)
    So if bluetooth is enable by default, I wouldn't have to find a way on how to use hot keys in linux. I tried in BIOS but didn't find anything interesting.

    Regards
     
  2. theriko

    theriko Ronin

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    the function keys should be trapped by the firmware before they get to windows so should work in linux as well. Does fn+f12 not do anything for you? Do any of the other function keys work in linux?
     
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    livesoft BUSTED

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    Even if the hotkey software is not running, you should be able to turn on bluetooth I think. Does the other Fn keys work?
     
  4. maennj

    maennj Notebook Enthusiast

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    I stand corrected, I tried FN+F12 and checked dmesg logs, it appears bluetooth is being enabled. The problem was from kde blutetooth manager. However, I managed to get it worked by using hcitool and hidd

    Answering your question, some keys worked correctly like LCD and some don't like brightness, sound control doesn't work but when I press FN+F6. kde shows volume level on the screen but it doesn't go up ..

    Regards
     
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    Hitman1 Newbie

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    I´ve had the same problem under Vista, is there a way, on startup, to turn on Bluetooth automaticly?
     
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    Gixxerdude Notebook Consultant

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    I also wonder this, love my bluetooth but do not want to hit fn+f12 every time(god am i lazy)
     
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    DanteOmar Notebook Guru

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    I have an Acer Aspire 6920G with Vista x64 and a MS Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000. I have the same issue... and is not solved..... any hint?
     
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    Kevin Egregious

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    Yeah it would be nice to have the option for it to be automatic at Windows startup.

    Question: are there any Vista equipped notebooks that have auto startup for bluetooth modules?
     
  9. theriko

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    yep, the 5793 does :)
     
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    Sadunkal Newbie

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    I have a bluetooth mouse and all this is pretty annoying to me as you can guess. So is there really no solution to this bluetooth problem? No way to enable it by default?
     
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    k9hydr4 Notebook Deity

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    Same here w BT mouse. I'm afraid we're stuck with this until the next gen-

    The only solution would be to get a non-BT wireless mouse with a micro usb dongle.
     
  12. Sadunkal

    Sadunkal Newbie

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    Sigh... In the past few days I've been trying to find a way to solve this problem, with no success. This was the last thing I tried:
    http://www.autohotkey.net/~daonlyfreez/tutorials/3p/Veil/fnkey.htm

    I've been trying to create a macro for the (Fn+F12)* key combination, so that each time I log on to windows bluetooth turns on automatically. But the last application above didn't detect my Fn key either, it was my only hope after trying many programs which are all incapable of recognizing the Fn clicks.

    I also tried to find a software with which I hoped to change the hardware settings of the bluetooth radio but I'm pretty much clueless about that stuff. I've no idea what kind of software might be capable of such an action.

    It seems the wisest thing to do is to accept defeat at the moment... Well played Clevo...

    *: I have a Clevo M570TU, I don't know if F12 is the key for bluetooth in other models too.
     
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