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Unable to start bluetooth

asked 2014-01-26 10:39:14 +0200

gsalone gravatar image

updated 2014-01-26 10:47:09 +0200

I cannot enable bluetooth. When pressing the bluetooth icon in Settings, it just starts blinking without connecting, and when I go to System settings -> Bluetoot it says "Bluetooth not available.

bash-4.2$ devel-su
bash-4.2# systemctl restart bluetooth.service

Failed to issue method call: Unit bluetooth.service failed to load: No such file or directory. See system logs and 'systemctl status bluetooth.service' for details.

I also tried this command:

bash-4.2# find | grep bluetooth.service

but gave no entries.

How to enable bluetooth without resetting the device?

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try to reinstall original bluez package (as root)

zypper install --force bluez-4.101-1.1.1.armv7hl

if asked about libraries, choose "1" as option

reboot once done

You may need to install zypper before this

pkcon install zypper

Nieldk ( 2014-01-26 10:53:01 +0200 )edit

Kudoz to you!

gsalone ( 2014-01-26 11:01:45 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-01-26 10:55:32 +0200

gsalone gravatar image

It seems that customized bluez package from openrepos breaks the bluetooth.

To fix, reinstall original bluez package as root:

bash-4.2#zypper install --force bluez-4.101-1.1.1.armv7hl

If asked about libraries, choose "1" as option.


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Which openrepos apps or libs install such packages that break system functionalities?

foss4ever ( 2014-01-26 14:09:16 +0200 )edit

It is bluez and bluez-libs by NielDK from Openrepos.net. Those packages are removed now anyway.

gsalone ( 2014-01-26 14:29:17 +0200 )edit
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