Bug 84521

Summary: Ralink RT3290 doesn't have a bluetooth driver
Product: Drivers Reporter: Alberto Salvia Novella (es20490446e)
Component: BluetoothAssignee: linux-bluetooth (linux-bluetooth)
Status: NEW ---    
Severity: normal CC: aadeshsonawane307, as.kmr.sinh+kernel, dmjpp, kernel, linkernel, mikewortin, oxr463, vpsink
Priority: P1    
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
URL: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1189721
Kernel Version: 3.16 Subsystem:
Regression: No Bisected commit-id:

Description Alberto Salvia Novella 2014-09-14 01:19:10 UTC
As seen in <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1189721>, there is no bluetooth support for Ralink RT3290.
Comment 1 Alberto Salvia Novella 2014-09-16 23:39:41 UTC
There's a libre driver in <http://downloads.zotac.com/mediadrivers/mb/download/NB087_Ubuntu.zip>.
Comment 2 Mørke 2014-09-22 23:02:45 UTC
That driver just don't work in Ubuntu. 
I patched the rt3290 bt driver according to this page:
And here's it:
It's partially working on >3.13 kernels.
I'm able to compile it and install. However it's still bugged, I can't turn it off and on again (it will not power on again) and it can't pair with any device.
Comment 3 Ashesh Singh 2016-05-13 07:48:31 UTC
Any updates? Is this ever gonna work?
Comment 4 Mike Wortin 2017-01-14 19:30:11 UTC
(In reply to Ashesh Kumar Singh from comment #3)
> Any updates? Is this ever gonna work?

No, it does not working in any vanilla kernel.
A workaround is installing rtbth as described here
After installing this driver I can pair and send files fro my android phone, but cannot connect to my bluetooth headphones.
Comment 5 Dimitrij Mijoski 2017-05-20 13:25:14 UTC
There exists a rtbth that works with latest kernels https://github.com/loimu/rtbth-dkms

Can that be integrated into the kernel?
Comment 6 Lucas Ramage 2020-06-11 13:35:18 UTC
Any updates on this one?
Comment 7 Alberto Salvia Novella 2020-06-11 18:07:08 UTC
That I'm still failing at dating.
Comment 8 Aadesh Sonawane 2023-07-14 04:47:56 UTC
I can report that this bluetooth driver https://github.com/loimu/rtbth-dkms works well with 6.1.0-10-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Debian 6.1.37-1 (2023-07-03).

It would be great if we could upstream that driver!