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I'm using a USB Bluetooth dongle on my Raspberry Pi. So far I managed to connect the device and pair it using the terminal. Yet the desktop/GUI Bluetooth manager won't open. I can see the icon on the desktop and as you can see it I can even right-click it for options but none of them open. I've tried everything described here with no success. Any ideas why does this happen and how could I fix it?

UPDATE: following @Patrick's suggestion I did a pkill blueman-applet and blueman-applet and got the following output:

pi@raspberrypi ~ $ pkill blueman-applet
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ blueman-applet
Xlib:  extension "RANDR" missing on display ":1.0".
Loading configuration plugins
blueman-applet version 1.22 starting
Using gconf config backend
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Load (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:68)
['DhcpClient', 'Indicator', 'TransferService', 'StatusIcon', 'DiscvManager', 'NetUsage', 'PPPSupport', 'AuthAgent', 'KillSwitch', 'NMDUNSupport', 'PulseAudio', 'StandardItems', 'Menu', 'SerialManager', 'Headset', 'NMPANSupport', 'ExitItem', 'RecentConns', 'DBusService', 'Networking', 'PowerManager'] 
Using gconf config backend
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__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:142)
loading <class 'blueman.plugins.applet.Headset.Headset'> 
Using gconf config backend
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__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:142)
loading <class 'blueman.plugins.applet.StatusIcon.StatusIcon'> 
Using gconf config backend
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__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:142)
loading <class 'blueman.plugins.applet.Indicator.Indicator'> 
Using gconf config backend
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__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:142)
loading <class 'blueman.plugins.applet.Networking.Networking'> 
Using gconf config backend
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load_nap_settings (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/Networking.py:47)
Loading NAP settings 
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__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:142)
loading <class 'blueman.plugins.applet.DBusService.DBusService'> 
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__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:142)
loading <class 'blueman.plugins.applet.NMDUNSupport.NMDUNSupport'> 
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__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:142)
loading <class 'blueman.plugins.applet.Menu.Menu'> 
/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/Menu.py:40: Warning: Attempt to add property GtkSettings::gtk-can-change-accels after class was initialised
  self.__menu = gtk.Menu()
/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/Menu.py:40: Warning: Attempt to add property GtkSettings::gtk-menu-popup-delay after class was initialised
  self.__menu = gtk.Menu()
/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/Menu.py:40: Warning: Attempt to add property GtkSettings::gtk-menu-popdown-delay after class was initialised
  self.__menu = gtk.Menu()
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__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:142)
loading <class 'blueman.plugins.applet.NMPANSupport.NMPANSupport'> 
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__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:142)
loading <class 'blueman.plugins.applet.PowerManager.PowerManager'> 
/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/Functions.py:255: Warning: Attempt to add property GtkSettings::gtk-menu-images after class was initialised
  item = gtk.ImageMenuItem(text)
/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/Functions.py:255: Warning: Attempt to add property GtkSettings::gtk-label-select-on-focus after class was initialised
  item = gtk.ImageMenuItem(text)
_________
__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:142)
loading <class 'blueman.plugins.applet.TransferService.TransferService'> 
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__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:142)
loading <class 'blueman.plugins.applet.KillSwitch.KillSwitch'> 
Using gconf config backend
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on_load (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/KillSwitch.py:40)
Using the new killswitch system 
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__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:142)
loading <class 'blueman.plugins.applet.AuthAgent.AuthAgent'> 
_________
__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:142)
Not loading DhcpClient because it's conflict has higher priority 
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__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:142)
loading <class 'blueman.plugins.applet.DiscvManager.DiscvManager'> 
Using gconf config backend
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update_menuitems (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/DiscvManager.py:132)
warning: Adapter is None 
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__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:142)
loading <class 'blueman.plugins.applet.RecentConns.RecentConns'> 
Using gconf config backend
_________
__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:142)
Not loading PPPSupport because it's conflict has higher priority 
_________
__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:142)
loading <class 'blueman.plugins.applet.StandardItems.StandardItems'> 
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__load_plugin (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:142)
loading <class 'blueman.plugins.applet.SerialManager.SerialManager'> 
Using gconf config backend
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update_state (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/KillSwitchNG.py:162)
State: True 
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on_switch_added (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/KillSwitch.py:61)
killswitch registered 0 
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on_dbus_name_owner_change (/usr/bin/blueman-applet:102)
org.bluez owner changed to :1.1 
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set_nap (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/Networking.py:80)
set nap False 
ERROR:dbus.proxies:Introspect error on org.bluez:/: dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.17" (uid=1000 pid=2753 comm="/usr/bin/python /usr/bin/blueman-applet ") interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable" member="Introspect" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination="org.bluez" (uid=0 pid=2222 comm="/usr/sbin/bluetoothd ")
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Run (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:216)
Function on_manager_state_changed on Networking Failed 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py", line 220, in Run
    ret = getattr(inst, function)(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/Networking.py", line 45, in on_manager_state_changed
    self.update_status()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/Networking.py", line 69, in update_status
    self.set_nap(self.Config.props.nap_enable or False)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/Networking.py", line 83, in set_nap
    adapters = self.Applet.Manager.ListAdapters()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/bluez/utils.py", line 28, in warp
    raise errors.parse_dbus_error(exception)
DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.17" (uid=1000 pid=2753 comm="/usr/bin/python /usr/bin/blueman-applet ") interface="org.bluez.Manager" member="ListAdapters" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination="org.bluez" (uid=0 pid=2222 comm="/usr/sbin/bluetoothd ")
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Run (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:216)
Function on_manager_state_changed on AuthAgent Failed 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py", line 220, in Run
    ret = getattr(inst, function)(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/AuthAgent.py", line 49, in on_manager_state_changed
    adapters = self.Applet.Manager.ListAdapters()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/bluez/utils.py", line 28, in warp
    raise errors.parse_dbus_error(exception)
DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.17" (uid=1000 pid=2753 comm="/usr/bin/python /usr/bin/blueman-applet ") interface="org.bluez.Manager" member="ListAdapters" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination="org.bluez" (uid=0 pid=2222 comm="/usr/sbin/bluetoothd ")
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update_menuitems (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/DiscvManager.py:132)
warning: Adapter is None 
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Run (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py:216)
Function on_manager_state_changed on RecentConns Failed 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/PluginManager.py", line 220, in Run
    ret = getattr(inst, function)(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/RecentConns.py", line 192, in on_manager_state_changed
    adapters = self.Applet.Manager.ListAdapters()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/bluez/utils.py", line 28, in warp
    raise errors.parse_dbus_error(exception)
DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.17" (uid=1000 pid=2753 comm="/usr/bin/python /usr/bin/blueman-applet ") interface="org.bluez.Manager" member="ListAdapters" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination="org.bluez" (uid=0 pid=2222 comm="/usr/sbin/bluetoothd ")
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/Indicator.py", line 76, in enumerate_connections
    adapters = self.Applet.Manager.ListAdapters()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/bluez/utils.py", line 28, in warp
    raise errors.parse_dbus_error(exception)
dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.17" (uid=1000 pid=2753 comm="/usr/bin/python /usr/bin/blueman-applet ") interface="org.bluez.Manager" member="ListAdapters" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination="org.bluez" (uid=0 pid=2222 comm="/usr/sbin/bluetoothd ")
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on_obex_owner_changed (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/TransferService.py:81)
obex owner changed: :1.15 
Using gconf config backend
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on_started (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/applet/Transfer.py:91)
opp Started 
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on_started (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/main/applet/Transfer.py:91)
ftp Started 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/PowerManager.py", line 95, in timeout
    self.adapter_state = self.get_adapter_state()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/PowerManager.py", line 100, in get_adapter_state
    adapters = self.Applet.Manager.ListAdapters()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/bluez/utils.py", line 28, in warp
    raise errors.parse_dbus_error(exception)
dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.17" (uid=1000 pid=2753 comm="/usr/bin/python /usr/bin/blueman-applet ") interface="org.bluez.Manager" member="ListAdapters" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination="org.bluez" (uid=0 pid=2222 comm="/usr/sbin/bluetoothd ")
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on_power_state_query (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/KillSwitch.py:88)
True 
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UpdatePowerState (/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/blueman/plugins/applet/PowerManager.py:176)
off False 
foff False 
on True 
current state True 
new state True 

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    Open a terminal, do pkill blueman-applet to kill the applet process, and then blueman-applet to start it up in the terminal. Try to click one of the options, and then provide us whatever output is shown in the terminal when doing so. – Patrick Oct 13 '14 at 12:56
  • Just updated my original post, thanks for the help! – alkopop79 Oct 14 '14 at 14:30
  • Any ideas how to solve this? – alkopop79 Oct 15 '14 at 3:00
  • Same problem! I tried the suggestion from @javaj0hn, and the window opened but it doesn't show any devices for pairing, and all the buttons are grayed out. – Nat Kuhn Mar 10 '15 at 2:51
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This isn't really a fix but try to click "Turn Bluetooth Off" Then try to open the bluetooth manager. It should prompt you to turn bluetooth back on and then the manager will open. This worked for me.

  • I owe you a couple of beers or their equivalent. – Dennis Williamson May 19 '16 at 23:09
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I had the same problem (as noted in the comment above). I am using the Plugable USB-BT4LE bluetooth adapter on a Pi 2. This page (http://plugable.com/2013/12/10/using-the-plugable-usb-bt4le-bluetooth-adapter-with-the-raspberry-pi) provided the answer:

If the Bluetooth utility does not see the Bluetooth adapter try the following commands:

sudo nano /etc/group

{change line 8 from “lp:x:7:” to “lp:x:7:pi” save and exit}

sudo reboot

That did the trick for me!

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