Ask Your Question

Remove Bluetooth Device - Fedora 17

asked 2012-12-08 20:27:01 -0500

stepanian gravatar image

How can I remove an existing blue tooth device from Fedora 17? I tried the Blue Tooth Settings accessible from the top panel, the device is there, but there is no way to remove it.


edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

3 Answers

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

answered 2012-12-10 00:05:45 -0500

keshavmishra gravatar image

tried the bluetooth settings?? you can select there device and click minus 'sign' also.

edit flag offensive delete link more

answered 2012-12-10 00:49:51 -0500

Saeed Zarinfam gravatar image

updated 2012-12-16 03:19:05 -0500

I do not understand your question clearly but you can do one or more of the following solution:

  • From gnome-session-properties program, uncheck Bluetooth Manager item.
  • Use this command to stop bluetooth service: sudo service bluetooth stop.
  • Or Disable bluetooth hardware from BIOS.

Have a nice time.

edit flag offensive delete link more


don't forget to disable the service as well, using service bluetooth stop will only stop it once but will not prevent it from starting at the next boot. use /sbin/chkconfig bluetooth off to disable it permanently. For later versions of Fedora using systemd see

m8ram gravatar imagem8ram ( 2014-01-25 10:13:11 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-01-28 03:33:30 -0500

packetgeek gravatar image

updated 2013-01-28 03:35:50 -0500

For those not using Unity, it may take a bit of brute force. I use the MATE desktop. I'd broken my pairing with a wireless trackpad by rebooting into Windows and attempting to pair it there. When I booted back into Linux, no matter what I did via bluetooth-applet, I couldn't get the trackpad to re-pair.

Finally had to resort to the following:

  1. kill bluetoothd
  2. cd /var/lib/bluetooth
  3. remove whatever folder is there (has a filename that looks like a MAC address) Example:

    \rm -R 00:10:60:A4:84:4C

  4. I then had to reconnect the Bluetooth interface, ran bluetooth-applet, and went through the set up process.

Hope this helps!

edit flag offensive delete link more

Question Tools


Asked: 2012-12-08 20:27:01 -0500

Seen: 2,215 times

Last updated: Jan 28 '13