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Bug #14957

Document how to re-enable Bluetooth in the GNOME session

Added by intrigeri almost 2 years ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Hardware support
Target version:
-
Start date:
11/11/2017
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Research
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Description

This is step 2 from https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-ux/2017-September/003454.html i.e.: document how to re-enable Bluetooth in the GNOME session and with Additional Software Packages (see commits 4fa1c46, 613b14c, 3d53d2c and 9320ca7 for inspiration).

Devices that are needed to log in via the Greeter (keyboard, mouse) are out of scope, which decreases the priority/usefulness of this ticket quite a bit, but still, at least one user has been asking for it since we did #14655.

When we work on this, if the new set of commands needed to re-enable Bluetooth is substantially harder to remember and type by hand than the old one (rfkill + apt install), IMO we should provide a wrapper script.


Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #10801: Make bluetooth opt-in in the Greeter Confirmed 12/29/2015
Related to Tails - Bug #14655: Ensure Tails is not affected by BlueBorne Resolved 09/14/2017

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri almost 2 years ago

  • Related to Feature #10801: Make bluetooth opt-in in the Greeter added

#2 Updated by intrigeri almost 2 years ago

  • Related to Bug #14655: Ensure Tails is not affected by BlueBorne added

#3 Updated by intrigeri almost 2 years ago

  • Assignee set to intrigeri

For now this is a Research ticket as it's not clear yet what exact set of commands need to be run, see the "[Tails-testers] Missing bluetooth" thread.

#4 Updated by intrigeri almost 2 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#5 Updated by intrigeri over 1 year ago

We were reported that sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/no-bluetooth.conf && sudo systemctl restart systemd-udev-trigger.service makes a Bluetooth mouse work but it causes all network interfaces to restart, WiFi stops working, and MAC spoofing is broken.

Also, reportedly this does nothing:

sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/no-bluetooth.conf
sudo udevadm trigger --type=devices --subsystem-match=bluetooth --action=add
sudo rfkill unblock bluetooth
sudo apt install gnome-bluetooth

… and rfkill list still does not list bluetooth.

#6 Updated by intrigeri about 2 months ago

  • Assignee deleted (intrigeri)

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