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How to fix Bluetooth in fedora 15

In this how to I will describe how to fix Bluetooth issue in Fedora 15. I updated Fedora 15 last night and found out my Bluetooth mouse is not connected. By seeing icon at tray, it shows Bluetooth is on but visibility option was faded and by selecting setting everything was faded. That means something was fishing regarding it. By investigating different fedora forums founds its been a small bug that Bluetooth service were not run at start-up. To fix this you have to enable the service to run at start-up and start the service to use your Bluetooth peripherals.

1) Check Bluetooth Service.

systemctl status bluetooth.service

bluetooth.service – Bluetooth Manager
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service)
Active: inactive (dead)
CGroup: name=systemd:/system/bluetooth.service

It shows my bluetooth is inactive (dead).

2) Activate Bluetooth Service.

First priority is to enable the service to be run on every startup, to do this use following command.

systemctl enable bluetooth.service

ln -s ‘/lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service’ ‘/etc/systemd/system/dbus-org.bluez.service’
ln -s ‘/lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service’ ‘/etc/systemd/system/bluetooth.target.wants/bluetooth.service’

Secondly you need to run the service to have Bluetooth working on running system.

systemctl start bluetooth.service

Here you go, all Bluetooth devices will be visible and can connected to your newly installed/updated Fedora 15.

Confused about systemctl command, please look fedora documentation.

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