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    RM Slate - What Bluetooth is fitted?

    Hmm. It seems the genric Windows Bluetooth driver isn't cutting it and I can seem to find it on the RM Slate driver download site here: RM Slate 100 driver collection (Microsoft Windows 7 - 32 bit) [M11JB / 0ALC269 / 0GMA500 / AR9002 / AX88772]
    If anyone has one to hand and can check the make/model of the Bluetooth module and let me know that would be very helpful.

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    I don't have an RM Slate, but if you're struggling and need to know in a hurry, you could boot a Linux distro from USB (assuming the Slate can do that?) and interrogate the hardware from there (lshw in a terminal), tends to give more detailed info than Windows

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    Grab the device ID from device manager in the bluetooth driver and search for that, it should give you the right driver/name as it is the reported hardware id.

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    It's OK. Just found that it's been rolled into the Atheros WLAN driver package. The WLAN was working fine on the Microsoft drivers so I didn't want to mess with it. Ah well, here we go.......

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    LOL It won't install the package. 'Wrong OS' errror. Time to extract some drivers

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    *UPDATE* Due to the way the .CAB files were created (using third party tools) I couldn't extract them without getting error messages. I did discover however that if you ran the drivers install executable in compatability mode for W7 then it works fine. Phew.



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