ThinkPad BlueTooth

Enabling and Disabling BlueTooth

The Fn-F5 key normally allows switching the wireless and BlueTooth cards on and off, rotating through the possible combinations. With the 2.6.26 kernel in the Debian 5.0 (Lenny) distribution, this works normally, but for some reason this doesn't work with the 2.6.29 kernel from

If the BlueTooth card is switched off, the ThinkPad remembers this. Therefore, enable it again with the following command:

   # echo "enable"> /proc/acpi/ibm/bluetooth

   $ sudo echo "enable" | sudo tee /proc/acpi/ibm/bluetooth


Related Topics: BlueTooth, LenovoTips

-- Frank Dean - 07 Aug 2009