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I have a BCM943142 PCIe mini card in my system.  Reliable Bluetooth Linux drivers for it are rare!!  Is there a list of other mini cards that I can purchase with more reliable openSuSE Linux Bluetooth drivers??  I have learned the hard way that you can't buy just any card.

Thanks,

-Chuck

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Hi,

 

The Envy 700-530qe was never certified by HP for Linux.  I suggest that you try the Linux forums.

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Custom PC - Z390, i7-9700K, 32GB, dual 512 GB NVMe, dual 512 SSDs, 2K screen, OC'd to 5 Ghz, NVIDIA 2080TI 11GB
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The "box" works fine under Linux.  The problem I am having is with the Bluetooth Controller.  It is a Broadcom and they don't seem to be friendly to Linux at all.  What I am looking for is another Vendor's card that will work in my HP.  I have learned the hard way that you can't swap out with just any Bluetooth card.

 

I would like to obtain a list of the Bluetooth cards that will work in my machine IF one is available.

 

Thanks,
-Chuck

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Chuck,

 

I hate to seem rhetorical but you need to locate Linux friendly hardware. This forum is not the place in general for recommending any hardware that is Linux friendly.

 

I can certainly ask a modertor to assist you.

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Custom PC - Z390, i7-9700K, 32GB, dual 512 GB NVMe, dual 512 SSDs, 2K screen, OC'd to 5 Ghz, NVIDIA 2080TI 11GB
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Hello Dave,

 

Yes I understand that this is mainly a Windows site --- however, I'm sure that there is a list of cards that are available for my machine somewhere.  A rhetorical reply ... I have found that you can't use just any mini card in our HP machines.  What I would like, and need, is a list of the cards that will work in my PC --- and then I can check which ones will perform properly in Linux. I recently purchased a card that won't work in an HP desktop irreguadless of which OS is being used.  We'll not bother going into how I made that mistake, but it was an eye opener.

 

I thought that I could get HP part information here... IF I have thought wrong please direct me to where I could find out all the options for the WLAN/Bluetooth mini card for an HP 700-530qe desktop.

Thanks,

-Chuck

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Chuck,

 

Try HP Part Surfer.  I suggest that you call them on the phone.

 

You can't get Linux certified part recommendations from this forum for your HP 700-530qe.

 

If you need further assistance, I'll contact a moderator to assist you.

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Hey Big Dave,

 

   Thanks.  I "think" you might have helped me.  The HP Parts Surfer showed me that another card containing an Intel 7260 was verified for my machine.  The drivers for it are already installed in my openSuSE System.  Sooooo, hopefully I will get better results.  Also the driver software is available so I can modify it if needed.  I will try to remember to get back here and let you know the results.  Don't get the new card until Dec 19th, 2017.

 

Even if we don't connect again.... Thanks for the help,

-Chuck

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Big_Dave,

   It is I again and I have a question.  Are the two following parts interchangeable??

 

PC Board (Interface)    756053-001    Wireless LAN - 11ac INT HMC 2x2 WP2NV(NMA)
PC Board (Interface)    784650-005  HP WLAN 802.11AC +BT4 2x2 7260

 

The first one is listed for my PC.  The last one, 784650-005, was listed by severworlds as being a replcement for the first one, 756053-001. -BUT- that is the only place I can find that info.

 

https://www.serverworlds.com/hp-784650-005-wlan-802-11ac-bt4-2x2-7260-756053-001/

 

These things are listed all over the Net from $10 to $133.!!   The one that I told you that I ordered in the last message was a failure.  They sent a completely different part!!

 

Both of the cards have Intel 7260 chips.

 

Thanks,

-Chuck

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