Note 5 and Bluetooth

So I have an AT&T Note 5, love(d) it. I have had it now for a few months. Love the stylus and I originally thought it would be too big, but its actually a great size. Note a good size if you are a one handed phone user. It does have a single hand mode, but you still can’t reach the hard buttons. Anyways, Bluetooth. The range on this thing was great with my headset. I would get 30 feet easy with no distortion. Was fucking tits. What happened? Everyone else is saying its related to the Gear S2 watch which cannot be true. I got my phone and watch the same day, never had an issue till 5.1.1. I’m positive thats what killed my BT. Fucking sucks. The watch is now practically useless. If it can’t connect to the phone to send and receive data what fucking good is it? I’m holding out for the 6.0 MM update to see if it fixes it, otherwise I’m bitchibg at AT&T. So tired of these sleeper “you must install” updates, they ALWAYS break shit. Funny enough it’s usually around the time of the launch of another phone. Cause you know, people need a new cellphone every 3-6 months. Fucking stupid.

Update: Got the 6.0 update and all is right in the world. Bluetooth range issue is resolved for me. Fucking sweet. 

ClearOS – broken system updates, thanks hal

So during my Plex not working NIC rearranging fiasco I was doing some digging to try and find the cause. It may have been related to some broken system update, not 100% sure. I did do a system update the other day, which had some broken dependencies,

This was the command that updated my broken hal dependency and got my system updated. Apparently the system was not configured to update with the clearos-core? Anywho, this did the job, and as soon as the update was finished Plex was working.

yum --enablerepo=clearos-core,clearos-contribs upgrade hal* libvirt*
yum -y update

After doing a bit of searching I came up on this post that had the answer. I find the ClearOS forums search function to be horrible, and Google doesn’t seem to pick up on it much. Maybe this helps?