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Bluetooth Misbehavior

asked 2018-03-07 21:23:15 -0500

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I'm having some bluetooth issues after installing Fedora 27; I formerly had Windows on this particular machine and it worked fine previously. Initially, bluetooth wouldn't work at all - turning it on and off in the settings app would only toggle the blue switch but nothing else would happen. I accidentally discovered by leaving the switch "on" and rebooting that I can now actually turn bluetooth on and off, pair devices, etc. within the settings app. However, now when I turn bluetooth on, I have a contradictory entry in the upper right menu - while the app shows bluetooth on, the menu shows bluetooth off.

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Additionally, when bluetooth is switched off in the settings app, the bluetooth menu completely disappears.

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If I toggle bluetooth off & on, the menu works properly, albeit only when bluetooth is on in the settings app and until the next reboot. If it helps, running lsusb with bluetooth on shows I have

Bus 001 Device 006: ID 04ca:300b Lite-On Technology Corp. Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth

Any suggestions?

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answered 2018-03-08 20:30:06 -0500

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updated 2018-03-08 20:39:00 -0500

After a more exhaustive search, I found this bug report that exactly matches my situation:

Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1389880 - GNOME Shell System Menu doesn't report Bluetooth status properly

While this doesn't solve the issue, I believe it is sufficient to consider my question answered. (I'm a new user without enough points to mark the question as answered, but I will do so as soon as I'm able.)

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