Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion Discussion dedicated to installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini 1011
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Join Date: Mar 2010
05-04-2010, 04:31 PM
Thanks for your feedback. I've run through the items you mentioned.
1. Yes I have enabled bluetooth and USB wake support in the bios. I disabled USB legacy and F10'd to save it.
Result: About Mac shows under Bluetooth "No information available". The bluetooth icon in the menu bar has a squiggly line through it and when I right click says "no bluetooth available".
2. Yes I ran fix bluetooth and rebooted. Same result.
3. I disconnected the wire connectors on both the bluetooth module side and the mainboard side and reconnected. Same result.
4. This is possible that it's damaged in shipment but I'd like to run a few more test before I come to that conclusion. In addition to your suggestions I also did the following.
Booted off a USB flash drive install of 10.6 (MechDrew's instructions to build it) and it was the same USB that I used to install the 10v. Under System Profiler I notice that Bluetooth also says "no information available".
Is there any other way for me to validate this other than trying to install windows and see if the bluetooth comes up? Is there another LiveCD/USB that I can boot off to show me if the bluetooth module is the problem? If I can see it in Windows/Linux/whatever OS then I'd know that it's a problem with OSX recognizing the card.
And about the card itself. I purchased it from a seller called "linkenergy" from the US. It's a brand new Broadcom BCM92046 BT 2.1 Module. I'm pretty sure this is the correct module.
Here's the link but it'll get removed from Ebay in a little while.
DELL mini 10 10v 1010 1011 2.1 Bluetooth Module + Cable on eBay.ca (item 170421838798 end time 17-May-10 15:30:14 EDT)
I realized that my problem was that the Bluetooth module isn't actually "on" until you enable it via the Dell windows driver. I remember reading about this problem but promptly forgot it when I got involved with installing the module in my 10v. What I had to do was restore the windows OS that came pre-loaded, downloaded and installed the drivers, enable bluetooth (including testing it out on the windows side with pairing) and finally restore OSX. Painful but now it works just fine.
Join Date: May 2010
Identifying Bluetooth - 05-06-2010, 09:41 PM
Forgive my ignorance, but am new to Dells and my PC experience died in the mid-90's.
I cannot tell if I actually have a BT module. The Dell literature talks about a combined communications chip, so it sounds like the card inside has everything included BT, WWAN, Wireless. But I don't know.
I bought this from a gentleman who receieved it as part of a promo package when buying a desktop. He installed Windows 7 which I completely erased before enabling BT or anything (I got frustrated).
The System Config info from Dell shows a DW1397 and notes the Broadcom 4312. There is no mention of BT or WWAN.
Also, in Ubuntu I've tried to enable BT with no success and have ensured that BIOS settings are correct.
I assume I do not have BT, but would like confirmation before buying. When I opened the mod space last week there was a hollow underneath where presumably another card could go.
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