Linux Bluetooth “Device is not available: Success”

Symptom
Trying to use hcitool returns the ambiguous error message “Device is not available: Success”
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[root@localhost ~]# hcitool scan
Device is not available: Success
[root@localhost ~]#
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Solution
Start ‘Bluetooth services’ you monkey :'( …. I fell for this one and it took maybe half an hour of fiddling before I realised there was a /etc/init.d/bluetooth and that it wasn’t running.
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[root@localhost ~]# /etc/init.d/bluetooth start
Starting Bluetooth services: [ OK ]
[root@localhost ~]# hcitool scan
Scanning …
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