After some hunting around I found a useful website for getting things working on the Acer Aspire One that is installed with Linpus Lite Linux. I got a cheap USB bluetooth dongle which when plugged into the Aspire would simply see the USB device:
$ lsusb ID 1131:1004 Integrated System Solution Corp.
What is needed are the appropriate programs and drivers to communicate with the bluetooth dongle and their devices.
So first; I got the required packages. The easiest way is to use ‘yum’ which required
$ sudo yum install bluez-gnome bluez-hcidump bluez-lib bluez-utils gnome-bluetooth
The second part is slightly harder. This is because kernel modules are required. These are small bits of the core operating system that need to exist for bluetooth (or anything that needs to work with hardware).
There are two files required: (see comments below for recent versions of these files)
Download the kernel modules pack bluetooth.tgz (compiled using a vanilla 22.214.171.124 kernel), extract the files and copy them to the folder /lib/modules/126.96.36.199lw/kernel/drivers/net/bluetooth
Now download bluetooth2.tgz, extract and copy the drivers to /lib/modules/188.8.131.52lw/kernel/drivers/bluetooth
Note: Each tgz file expands into its own ‘bluetooth‘ folder so the simplest way to install these files is to copy them into the …/drivers/net and …/kernel/drivers folder (one per location as per the above instructions) and then issue the command tar xvfz <filename>. If you get an error during the copy or extraction, make sure you are using sudo.
$ cd /lib/modules/184.108.40.206lw/kernel/drivers/ $ sudo tar xvfz /home/user/Downloads/bluetooth2.tgz $ cd net $ sudo tar xvfz /home/user/Downloads/bluetooth.tgz
$ sudo depmod$ sudo
And I had the Bluetooth icon on the taskbar and I could connect to a phone with the appropriate PassKey, etc. and transfer files.