Bluetooth


Fedora GNU/Linux: Disable/Stop or Enable/Start Bluetooth service

There was this Fedora box for which we were asked to disable most of the methods it had available for communicating with the outside world.
One of the features of the box that we decided to block was its Bluetooth device.
To make our life easy, and since the users would not have admin rights, we decided to simply stop and disable the Bluetooth service on the box and be over with it!

The way we stopped and disabled the Bluetooth service was with the following two devices.

#Stop Bluetooth service that is currently executing
systemctl stop bluetooth;
#Prevent Bluetooth service from starting after a reboot
systemctl disable bluetooth;

Once you disable the service and stop it, you will notice that on the GUI of the Gnome settings application it still shows the basic menu for the Bluetooth device.
That should not worry you though because if you enter the Bluetooth configuration tab you will notice that the user will not be able to turn the device on and make use of it.

Revert changes and re-enable / re-start the Bluetooth service:

In order to restore the Bluetooth service back to normal (to enable it and start it), just execute the following two commands:

#Start the Bluetooth service right now
systemctl start bluetooth;
#Make sure that Bluetooth service will start after each system restart
systemctl enable bluetooth;


Bluetooth Clicker (PC / Windows)

This is the partner application needed to operate the Android ‘Bluetooth PowerPoint Clicker‘.

Download the Initial Release: Bluetooth PowerPoint Clicker (PC / Windows) (1502 downloads)

Instructions:

  1. Pair your device with your PC / Laptop via Bluetooth
  2. Download the Android ‘Bluetooth PowerPoint Clicker‘ to your device
  3. Download the PC / Windows application ( Bluetooth PowerPoint Clicker (PC / Windows) (1502 downloads) ) that is needed for receiving the messages from your Android device and sending them to the PowerPoint application.
  4. Unzip the PC / Windows application and execute it. A console will pop-up saying “Waiting for connection”.
  5. Start the application on your Android device, on the pop-up list select your PC to connect
  6. Ready to use! 🙂

Get it on Google Play