How to Enable Bluetooth On Linux

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Recently, I needed to use bluetooth on my computer using the linux operating system, and I saw that the services were turned off, I share the steps and controls I applied as follows. You can also follow the same similar steps to give an idea in these distro’s as well: debian, ubuntu, kali, redhat, rhel6,7,8,9

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list –> we’ve linux distros deb file is ok.

Example sources.list
for Debian 12/Bookworm (stable).

deb bookworm main
deb-src bookworm main

deb bookworm-security main
deb-src bookworm-security main

deb bookworm-updates main
deb-src bookworm-updates main

You can check Bluetooth device is not blocked

sudo rfkill list

└─$ sudo rfkill list
[sudo] password for bugra:
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

sudo rfkill unblock bluetooth

sudo service bluetooth start

systemctl start bluetooth.service

systemctl enable bluetooth.service

service bluetooth restart

systemctl restart bluetooth

sudo apt-get install blueman

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Have a nice day.