Bug 84521 - Ralink RT3290 doesn't have a bluetooth driver
Summary: Ralink RT3290 doesn't have a bluetooth driver
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Drivers
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Bluetooth (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: P1 normal
Assignee: linux-bluetooth@vger.kernel.org
URL: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+so...
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-09-14 01:19 UTC by Alberto Salvia Novella
Modified: 2020-06-11 18:07 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

See Also:
Kernel Version: 3.16
Tree: Mainline
Regression: No


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.

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