How To Fix Bluetooth in Fedora 15

on May 26 | in Linux | by | with 34 Comments

In this howto 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 startup. To fix this you have to enable the service to run at startup and start the service to use your bluetooth pheriphirals.

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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34 Responses to How To Fix Bluetooth in Fedora 15

  1. Lemurr says:

    Thank you so much! You saved my day :D

  2. Ezequiel says:

    it worked so thank you!

  3. phani says:

    Cool.. worked like a charm.

  4. LGnap says:

    Thanks a lot.
    My bluetooth mouse worked perfectly without but didn’t have the scroll capacity…
    With this activation scroll works again ;-)

  5. Brodie says:

    Such an easy fix, thank you very much!!!

  6. [...] on Fedora 15, it might be because there’s a bug in loading Bluetooth modules at startup. Go here and follow the procedure to get BT modules [...]

  7. Weparo says:

    Thank you so much, worked perfect!

    Its thanks to pepole like you that stuff like linux/open source works (sorry for my english)

  8. gf says:

    bluetooth service seems to be missing? what package provides this? “just worked” in f14… thanks.

    $ sudo systemctl status bluetooth.service
    bluetooth.service
    Loaded: error
    Active: inactive (dead)
    $ sudo systemctl enable bluetooth.service
    Couldn’t find bluetooth.service.

  9. Wojtek says:

    Thanks :-)

  10. Deepak says:

    Hi boss i m getting the same prob nd still not solve . There is a error message ‘permisson denied.

  11. Sohail Riaz says:

    @Deepak: This is very clear message that you are login with normal account and you dont have Admin Rights to do it. To fix this you need to become root and execute the commands.

    before executing any command do

    su -

    and then run all those commands

    ————-
    Regards,

  12. Litos says:

    Very thanks. Now I have my bluetooth connectivity working, after so much days…

  13. kishore says:

    thanks a lot man ……..

  14. Jonathan says:

    Thanks for the tip! Worked fine.

  15. Nishant says:

    After typing the above commands,bluetooth service is enabled but still i m not able to connect mobile phones in fedora 15 getting error “connection failed”

  16. Blog says:

    Great post! I think that you should write more

  17. Sunny says:

    Thankyou, it worked like a charm!!!

  18. suave says:

    hello,my bluetooth is working (enable) and it also search my phone with bluetooth,but the problem is that is does not go further to connect it.plz reply with the solution.regards

  19. suavesukh says:

    hello,my bluetooth is working (enable) and it also search my phone with bluetooth,but the problem is that is does not go further to connect it.plz reply with the solution.my mailid is:: saini87sukh@gmail.com .regards

  20. Rinshad says:

    worked for me .. thanx .. !!

  21. deepak says:

    i’m using dual boot system. one is windows7 and other is fedora15 but it is not working well.so,i want to remove fedora, what should i do ?

  22. Daniel says:

    Perfect! great job!

  23. deepak says:

    can you expalin how to enable & establish network with Beetel 3G data card in fedora 15?

    i am facing a problem in making the dialup network with 3g usb modem……………….

  24. Mohammad Hoda says:

    Hi
    Didnt work for me
    got this messege

    Cannot link /lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service to /etc/systemd/system/dbus-org.bluez.service: Permission denied

    Any idea why?

  25. tomva says:

    +1. Thanks for the post!

  26. Mohammad Hoda says:

    Got it working when executed under root

  27. arti says:

    thanks sir thanks alot….

  28. gunjan says:

    i am unable 2 run the secon command i am new to linux plz help

    [root@parashar parashar]# ln -s ‘/lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service’ ‘/etc/systemd/system/dbus-org.bluez.service’
    ln: failed to create symbolic link `‘/etc/systemd/system/dbus-org.bluez.service’’: No such file or directory

  29. gunjan says:

    i am getting this problem in fedora 16 , the bluetooth applet shows thet it is on while it is disabled in setting

    [root@parashar parashar]# systemctl status bluetooth.service
    bluetooth.service – Bluetooth service
    Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service; enabled)
    Active: active (running) since Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:14:52 +0530; 9min ago
    Main PID: 8975 (bluetoothd)
    CGroup: name=systemd:/system/bluetooth.service
    └ 8975 /usr/sbin/bluetoothd -n

  30. suraj says:

    [root@tron suraj]# chkconfig –list

    Note: This output shows SysV services only and does not include native
    systemd services. SysV configuration data might be overridden by native
    systemd configuration.

    akmods 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off
    iscsi 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off
    iscsid 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off
    livesys 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off
    livesys-late 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off
    netconsole 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off
    netfs 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off
    network 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off
    sandbox 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:on 6:off
    [root@tron suraj]# chkconfig –list

    and following commands also give errors . can someone help

  31. nimishek says:

    hey
    even after running this commmand.
    my bluetooth is disable
    when i run ‘systemctl enable bluetooth.service’
    no result is shown on the terminal..

  32. monu says:

    It started and showed that bluetooth is active running but still my problem is not solved. The problem is visiblity of bluetooth is off and its not getting on while bluetooth is on. Do you think that it might be a driver problem or there is some bug? Thanks.

  33. kamalesh pothal says:

    Thanks a lot……………………..

  34. Amit says:

    my bluetooth is active but while i try to run these command…

    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’

    ln: failed to create symbolic link `‘/etc/systemd/system/dbus-org.bluez.service’’: No such file or directory
    ……………

    pls help with that

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