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Fedora 25, BlueZ 5.44 - change Bluetooth name

This one took some time to figure out. It seems bluetoothd does not use the DisablePlugin= setting in /etc/bluetooth/main.conf. To change the bluetooth name, follow the next steps.

  • Change the Name and other settings as you wish in /etc/bluetooth/main.conf.
  • Create a new environment file /etc/sysconfig/bluetoothd and add options. The noplugin option lets you disable the hostname plugin. That plugin will reset the bluetooth name to the hostname regardless of the configured Name.
  • Edit the bluetooth service and add the lines below. It will create an override.conf file for the service:
    systemctl edit bluetooth
    ExecStart=/usr/libexec/bluetooth/bluetoothd ${OPTIONS}
  • Reload the systemd config:
    systemctl daemon-reload
  • Restart the bluetooth service:
    systemctl restart bluetooth
  • The daemon should be running with the options you've configured:
    pgrep -a bluetooth
    5494 /usr/libexec/bluetooth/bluetoothd --noplugin=hostname
  • Test with:
    bt-adapter -i
fedora_25_bluez_change_hostname.txt · Last modified: 2021/10/09 15:14 by