Fedora 20 / Bluetooth / XFCE

Steven Stern subscribed-lists at sterndata.com
Wed Dec 18 20:28:12 UTC 2013

On 12/18/2013 02:18 PM, bitlord wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-12-18 at 14:02 -0600, Steven Stern wrote:
>> Where did bluetooth support go in F20?
>> Under F19, I had a bluetooth icon in the notification area and there was
>> "blueman" to manage bluetooth devices.
>> Yum tells me blueman has been obsoleted and replaced by BlueZ in F20,
>> but I can't find any menu item related to Bluetooth.
>> There is a program called "bluetooth-wizard".  It sees my Roku box and
>> iPHone but not my Jambox.
>> This all worked in F19.
>> Package blueman-1.23-7.fc20.x86_64 is obsoleted by
>> bluez-5.12-2.fc20.x86_64 which is already installed
>> $ rpm -qa |grep blue
>> pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-4.0-9.gitf81e3.fc20.x86_64
>> bluez-libs-5.12-2.fc20.x86_64
>> bluez-5.12-2.fc20.x86_64
>> gnome-bluetooth-libs-3.10.0-1.fc20.x86_64
>> gnome-shell-extension-remove-bluetooth-icon-0.5.1-2.fc20.noarch
>> gnome-bluetooth-3.10.0-1.fc20.x86_64
>> bluez-cups-5.12-2.fc20.x86_64
>> -- 
>> -- Steve
> I think the problem is in new bluetooth stack, and some of the software
> is not developed anymore so it doesn't support it.
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Bluez5

Well, that really sucks.  The bluetooth dongle I bought yesterday that
worked just fine doesn't work because Fedora is shipping an incomplete
bluetooth stack.  I don't seem to see any way to get this to work!  BUT,
the bluetooth dongle is, in fact, working because I can see *some"
bluetooth devices in the house, just not the one I want. And, it won't
work with XFCE.

Looking for some hints and help, folks.

-- Steve

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