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[Bug 776363] Re: Bluetooth service needs to be restarted before a Bluetooth dongle works
This is reported against an old version of Ubuntu and many things has
changed since then. Because of that we won't fix this issue however if
this behavior repeats on a modern version please fill a bug report
against it and we will take it from there.
** Changed in: bluez (Ubuntu)
Status: Confirmed => Invalid
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Bluetooth service needs to be restarted before a Bluetooth dongle
Status in bluez package in Ubuntu:
Binary package hint: bluez
I can't turn bluetooth on with a dongle plugged in, unless I issue the command "sudo service bluetooth restart". This occurs when the dongle has been plugged in on starting up (I need to use a wired keyboard to log in), or when I plug in the dongle later. The dongle in question is the one attached at the time of the bug report (which was just after I issued the bluetooth restart command).
This is similar to Bug #762964 and #700292, but it isn't fixed yet with the latest updates installed (I believe my kernel version is the same as the kernel updates mentioned that fix it in some instances).
I also had a related problem with a logitech bluetooth dongle (for an MX5000 keyboard), where I discovered a workaround that I had to replug in the dongle while holding the red button to get it to work (I didn't try the bluetooth restart command).
I'm aware that I can just add a restart command in the rc.local file,
but I'm trying to use "stock" ubuntu, as it's now in the league of a
proper commercial OS! Let me know if you need any more info or
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: bluez 4.91-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic 220.127.116.11
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
Date: Tue May 3 22:28:25 2011
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Beta amd64 (20100406.1)
InterestingModules: sco bnep l2cap btusb bluetooth
MachineType: System manufacturer P5K-VM
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic root=UUID=a5139a7b-604d-431d-b166-22dfc8047bfa ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-28 (4 days ago)
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: Rev 1.xx
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi.product.version: System Version
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer
hci0: Type: BR/EDR Bus: USB
BD Address: 00:15:83:44:57:07 ACL MTU: 384:8 SCO MTU: 64:8
RX bytes:356 acl:0 sco:0 events:13 errors:0
TX bytes:53 acl:0 sco:0 commands:13 errors:0
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
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