How to disable onboard bluetooth

Hi,

I would like to ask you for your help. How can I disable onboard bluetooth and use usb bt dongle instead? I´m running on Khadas Vim2 Max, CoreELEC 9.2.

The problem is, that onboard bluetooth has very limited range, so I would like to use USB dongle.

Thank you very much
M.

Do you need to disable it?

Try plugging in the dongle, just choose the external one

Where to choose it, please?

Coreelec under blue tooth devices, when you turn on the device, you will see them.

I can choose devices, but not usb dongle…

sorry I don’t know.

From what I understand,you need to blacklist the device that you don’t want to use.

I don’t know if This may be of help but searching for blacklist might yield more helpful results.

I´m trying to do that, but don´t know, what to put on blacklist…

CoreELEC:~ # lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
bnep                   15079  2
hci_uart               34102  1
btsdio                  4874  0
bluetooth             372939  24 bnep,btsdio,hci_uart
6lowpan_iphc           10231  1 bluetooth
8021q                  21855  0
avl6862               268013  0
dhd                   902626  0
mali_kbase            420977  3
ir_rc5_decoder          2735  0
ir_sanyo_decoder        3115  0
ir_jvc_decoder          2799  0
ir_lirc_codec           5340  0
ir_nec_decoder          3615  0
ir_mce_kbd_decoder      5212  0
ir_rc6_decoder          3823  0
ir_sony_decoder         2649  0
lirc_dev               11896  1 ir_lirc_codec
cfg80211              417431  1 dhd
meson_ir                4389  0
rc_core                19532  11 lirc_dev,meson_ir,ir_lirc_codec,ir_rc5_decoder,ir_nec_decoder,ir_sony_decoder,ir_mce_kbd_decoder,ir_jvc_decoder,ir_rc6_decoder,ir_sanyo_decoder
aml_fe                  7513  0
khadas_fan              5673  0
aml                    87685  1 aml_fe
dvb_core              105934  2 aml,aml_fe
wireguard             127392  0
wifi_dummy               894  0
amlvideodri            13210  0
videobuf_res            5690  1 amlvideodri
videobuf_core          18248  2 amlvideodri,videobuf_res
videodev              144588  1 amlvideodri
dwc_otg               261556  0
fbcon                  40863  0
bitblit                 4820  1 fbcon
softcursor              1344  1 bitblit
font                    7399  1 fbcon

btsdio should be the onboard bluetooth.

Unfortunatelly it´s not. When I go to BT settings in Coreelec, it again finds some devices…

According to this thread the location of the blacklist.conf is different,

I’m not sure exactly which option to blacklist as there is bluetooth, btsdio, bnep and hci_uart but you could blacklist each one in turn and then plug in your dongle to discover which combination works.

Many thanks to all of you. It works with hci_uart…