Ubuntu – Can’t enable Bluetooth 13.10


I previously installed Xubuntu 13.04 on my Compaq nx8420 and was able to use Bluetooth with no issues.

I recently performed a clean install of Ubuntu 13.10 (not Xubuntu), and now can't enable bluetooth. I go to the default Bluetooth app, move the slider to 'On' and it slides straight back to 'Off'.

Do I need to install any extra packages or use an alternative app to get Bluetooth working? I can't think of a reason why it would work in Xubuntu 13.04, but not Ubuntu 13.10.

Best Answer

try sudo rfkill unblock bluetooth and you will be fine!