Adam Williamson, as helpful as ever, wrote:
On Tue, 2010-10-05 at 10:01 +0100, Ron Leach wrote:
> Seemingly, F13 finds bluetooth and can use it, F14 does not.
Right click the icon, hit 'disable bluetooth', then right click it again
and hit 'enable bluetooth'.
Nope, no luck.
Or do 'service bluetooth stop' then 'service
bluetooth start' as root at a console.
skipped that since the click-restart hadn't worked
It's a known bug in the bluez
package in the Beta, it's been fixed since then (so 'yum update' should
also get you a bluez that works).
Did that, had time for a couple of cups of coffee, too :)
Bluetooth finds device, etc.
That problem is solved.
I now realise that there is a residual issue, though:
The machine cannot 'browse' the files on the bluetooth device (mobile
phone). Nothing seems to happen, a bluetooth activity symbol comes on
on the phone, but the file manager doesn't load, and nothing else
happens. Surprised, I dropped back to F13 as well, to see whether
that could, but F13 also fails to browse the files. So this browse
failure is not F14-specific.
The hardware on both netbook and phone are ok; Netbook under XPhome
sees the phone and can browse files.
I'm going to do some more checks. I'm going to check using a USB
plug-in BT device (which may use a different driver), and I'm going to
check on a different machine, as well, to try to narrow down where the
problem shows up. Anything more I find on the 'browsing problem' I'll
post in a new thread with a different title since it's a different
Adam, thanks again for the pointer,