Bug 549023 - RFE: Would like option to have bluetooth be always on (like it used to be)
RFE: Would like option to have bluetooth be always on (like it used to be)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bluez (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bastien Nocera
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-12-19 19:10 EST by Erling Jacobsen
Modified: 2010-12-03 20:28 EST (History)
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Description Erling Jacobsen 2009-12-19 19:10:41 EST
Description of problem:
Bluetooth is off, until manually switched on. This means no bluetooth in the
login screen, and it used to be always-on. Why has this been completely disabled ?

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Actual results:
Having to manually switch bluetooth on

Expected results:
Bluetooth is on, so I can just turn on my bluetooth mouse, and it'll work.

Additional info:
I realise that others may not want this behaviour, but it should at least be an
option, I think.
Comment 1 Aaron Lu 2010-01-23 05:38:58 EST
I've the exact opposite problem under fedora 12. 
My bluetooth is always on and I want it default off unless I explicitly turned it on.
This really needs an option.
Comment 2 Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD) 2010-02-03 13:46:07 EST

same here, a checkbox saying "enable on boot" would be nice. 

Comment 3 Aaron Lu 2010-05-01 04:56:33 EDT
After browsing the kernel source, I find a solution to disable bluetooth on every boot while still being able to turn it on by gnome bluetooth applet when needed:
sudo echo "options rfkill master_switch_mode=0" > /etc/modprobe.d/rfkill.conf

For those who want the bluetooth always on, change the value to 2 should do the work.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2010-11-03 22:59:17 EDT
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