Bluetooth not working in Ubuntu 16.04: blocked by rfkill 

I installed Ubuntu on my HP probook 6460b and everything apart from the fingerprint scanner (not really useful) worked out of the box. Lately I was shocked to see that Bluetooth wasn’t working. I tried to go to the settings GUI and click the connection toggle button, but it would toggle right back to the off position, meaning it was not possible to make a connection. Nothing the GUI can help with here. The HP computer was also not visible on my phone’s Bluetooth devices list.

rfkill list
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
1: hp-bluetooth: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: yes
	Hard blocked: no
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no

So from the list Bluetooth is blocked by rfkill, no wonder I cannot connect in the GUI. Continue reading “Bluetooth not working in Ubuntu 16.04: blocked by rfkill “

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