Thanks for the reply daniel.
Did what you suggested, and nothing showed up for ps -e | grep bluetoothd
, so did bluetoothd
as root and then redid ps -e | grep bluetoothd
Bluetooth icon showed up in sys tray. Rebooted, bluetooth in sys tray gone.
Found this post: http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,101229.0.html,
where it says:
Code: hcitool scan from terminal and if it says
[andrzejl@icsserver ~]$ hcitool scan
Device is not available: No such device
Try running Code: su -c "bluetoothd -u" followed by root password and rerunning the
Code: hcitool scan again.
If it works this time - add
Code: bluetoothd -u as root as a last line of the
Code: /etc/rc.local file and reboot. Upon reboot You should have functional bluetooth again. It worked for me.
So, I added bluetoothd -u
as root as a last line of the/etc/rc.local
file and rebooted. The bluetooth icon now in sys tray.
NOW, the problem is pairing. I do not remember having any issues at all when I did this when I bought this back in the beginning of 2012. I opened up the bluetooth icon in sys tray, got it to see both the mouse and keyboard, but I cannot seem to get them paired. I tried just pressing the pairing bottom on keyboard, then on usb bluetooth stick, the way the instructions say when I bought (which I believe is the way I did it originally). This did not work for the mouse or keyboard. I tried through the bluetooth icon in sys tray to pair. I tried pressing "trust", I tried pair button, I tried setup up button, which wanted me to use a pin, and nothing worked. I did also try a different usb port.
Next, I looked at the bluetooth packages I have installed per the forum link above:
[kevin@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa | grep blue
When I compare it to what AndrzejL had, I don't have gnome bluetooth. Do I need that with kde?