A sad story: home from holiday in Spain, I want to send some photos from my mobile to this laptop. Worked before the holiday. Bluetooth won't switch on on the laptop.
I followed these instructions, which worked for me previously:
- Start the bluetooth daemon
Go to your terminal and type : sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth start
- Reinstall packages
If this doesn't work, go to your terminal and type : sudo apt-get purge blueman bluez-utils bluez bluetooth sudo apt-get install blueman bluez-utils bluez bluetooth Then run : sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth start
Purging bluetooth had a strange effect: System Settings was lost! The Ubu 16.05 install was broken, though still running.
I decided to upgrade to 18.04 from the software manager. Took a while, but it got there.
Seems now, the reason bluetooth will not start is because there is no bluetooth adaptor (see screenshot). Maybe it broke while I was on holiday, but the the laptop was unplugged and off. When I came back from holiday, I first updated everything.
Is there any way to get the bluetooth adaptor going again?