I have a Framework Laptop with Fedora 37 installed.
I was using GNOME Boxes to run Windows 11. I tried redirecting my bluetooth to the VM so I could connect my logitech keyboard and mouse to the Logi+ app. Doing so disabled bluetooth on the host machine. When I tried toggling that option off using the laptop’s trackpad, GNOME Boxes became unresponsive.
Restarted the host machine then restarted the VM to turn off the redirection but the option for bluetooth is gone. Multiple restarts also won’t renable bluetooth on my host machine
Ran in terminal
lsusb -v | grep Bluetooth | grep DeviceProtocol
Couldn't open device, some information will be missing
Thanks @ilikelinux I tried putting as many correct tags as I could on my post. I didn’t put it in the common issues category because I’m not sure how common this issue is. It is certainly a problem from a UX perspective.
Luckily I was able to restore my bluetooth on my host machine. In my panic I tried a bunch of terminal commands, none of them seemed to work, though after restarting my computer for the 3rd time it magically returned.
Here are some of the things I tried.
systemctl enable bluetooth
systemctl start bluetooth
sudo rmod btusb
sudo modprobe btusb
sudo rfkill unblock bluetooth
In terms of what I was trying to accomplish, yes check and update the firmware on my Logitech mouse and keyboard. Remap the 3 available connections for each device. The workaround is that I can connect them using their USB receivers.
From a UX perspective it’s a big problem to lose your Bluetooth capability on your host machine. There was no warning about the possible consequences, there was no documentation on how to restore bluetooth to the host machine. If anyone sees this post, I’m a UX designer and I would be interested in collaborating with a maintainer of this project to fix this issue.
I do agree, but i would have achieved this with a win10/11 boot iso and tried to check update your system this way. So your Fedora wouldn’t have be affected. In my time when I worked for corporated companies we had a windows boot iso. Bart-CD was the name from the Windows-XT/7 I had one. Microsoft offered a own one.
As soon as you use the SUDO account, you have to be aware that you can brick your System if yo not know exactly what you are doing. The system does not know your knowledge level and does not have a built in warning if the command is legit while working as an elevated user. The fault is in this case on your side