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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Bluetooth Setup

Sun May 13, 2018 4:09 pm

I had following this tutorial and success:

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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Bluetooth Setup

Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:08 pm

Douglas6 wrote:
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:13 pm

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sudo apt-get install pi-bluetooth 
seems to be the best way
Thank you very much for your advice. :D

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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Bluetooth Setup

Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:25 am

rgammans wrote:
Tue May 03, 2016 7:28 pm
Since this is currently the top google hit, I'd like to remind people that rfkill can also disable the device (it's what I found).

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$ sudo rfkill list
0: hci0: Bluetooth
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
Is what you shoudl, see but if if hci0 turns up as soft-blocked you won't be able to scan

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$ sudo rfkill unblock 0

Should fix it, the only additional issue here is you need to make sure the rfkill tool is installed like so

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$ sudo apt-get install rfkill
Hope this helps other who might have this problem/
Thanks for posting that, rgammans!
That was the answer for me. hci0 was soft-blocked. (now I have to go read up on rfkill, and what soft-blocked means...)

Before unblocking, clicking on the Bluetooth icon would show "Turn On Bluetooth" but selecting that didn't turn it on.
Like some others, hcitool dev did not show any devices, and systemctl status bluetooth showed the service as 'running'

rfkill list showed two devices (phy0; wireless LAN and hci0; Bluetooth). Bluetooth was device 1, so I did sudo rfkill unblock 1 and Bluetooth started working fine.

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