Problems controlling Bluetooth on laptop

So… running openSUSE 12.3 x64 on a Lenovo ThinkPad T530, dual boot with Win 7 Pro.

For some reason… I can’t seem to control the Bluetooth at all from inside KDE.

The BT icon is full-on down on the task bar; if I hover the mouse over, it says ‘Bluetooth is on’.

If I right-click on the icon and select ‘Turn Bluetooth off’… nothing happens. Still shows as ‘on’.

When I go to ‘Configure Bluetooth’, it shows a warning that my default adapter is not visible for remote devices, with an option to ‘Fix it’ - which does nothing, so far as I can see.

I can’t see or add any devices around me, and I can’t pair with or connect to my iPhone (for data tethering).

Any suggestions as to what direction to head?



Results of using the “rfkill” command might be interesting, you may need to install the rfkill package first, then run following commands in a terminal:

su -
rfkill list

It should give you status of bluetooth and other wireless ports.

Recommend trying to manage your Bluetooth using the
App Launcher > Configure Desktop > Bluetooth