Configuring Bluetooth under Linux - ThinkPad T30, T40, T40p, A30p, A31p, X23, X24, X30, X31, R40
Bluetooth does not work natively under Linux.
The following ThinkPad systems running Linux, 2.4 or newer kernel, may experience this symptom:
ThinkPad A30p, A31p
ThinkPad T40, T40p
ThinkPad X23, X24, X30, X31
Some versions of Linux do not have full Bluetooth support built into the kernel. You can either upgrade to a recent version of Linux, such as Red Hat Linux 9.0, or you can download and install the driver yourself. The driver is provided by an open source project, at the following Web site:
This Web site has directions on how to install the driver yourself. You will want both the kernel module and the configuration utilities.