Can't discover other bluetooth devices

Bug #1110227 reported by Fikrul Arif on 2013-01-30
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-bluetooth (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I can't find other devices with my laptop (HP Pavilion g4). I've tried another device -- my cellphone -- and I can find other device with my cellphone except my laptop, although the visibility has been turned on.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: gnome-bluetooth 3.6.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-21.32-generic
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-21-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu9
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Jan 30 16:34:06 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-11-04 (86 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: gnome-bluetooth
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Fikrul Arif (fikr4n) wrote :
Fikrul Arif (fikr4n) wrote :

Further testing:
`hcitool scan` output nothing except "Scanning ..."

Fikrul Arif (fikr4n) wrote :

This bug still exists in 14.04. I found an answer that can solve the problem at

I don't understand how and why, but it works. Can anybody explain?

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