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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/31972/how-to-turn-off-bluetooth-by-default/

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

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