Replacing WIFI+BT combo adapter on Lenovo Ideapad Y510p


Sooo… screw it. Even after  everything that I did, the support for BCM43142 bluetooth on Ubuntu just isn’t there yet. Sometime it’s working, most of the time it isn’t. When it stopped working, I need to do random stuff to make it work again. Boot and pair stuff in windows, boot to another ubuntu install.Blargh…

Ubuntu 13.10 and Bluetooth on Broadcom BCM43142 WIFI+BT combo adapter


So, wireless and bluetooth on my spankin new Y510p are provided by a single Mini PCI-e Broadcom BCM43142 adapter. The wifi part worked out of the box, most of the time, but the bluetooth did not. There are evidence that this particular chipset is supported on certain Ubuntu certified Dell laptop models, but only up…

Review: A Saucy, Salamander Souped up Lenovo Ideapad Y510p


So I got a new laptop to replace my aging and abused Vaio VPCEA36FG that has served me admirably for almost four years. There are several reasons to that. First, due to my new position at the company I work for, I no longer have access to vast amount of idle CPU from the data…