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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.

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  Bluetooth service needs to be restarted before a Bluetooth dongle

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Bug description:
  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
  troubleshooting steps.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
  Package: bluez 4.91-0ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
  Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Architecture: amd64
  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
  SourcePackage: bluez
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-28 (4 days ago)
  dmi.bios.date: 06/20/2008
  dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: 0902
  dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.board.name: P5K-VM
  dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
  dmi.board.version: Rev 1.xx
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset-1234567890
  dmi.chassis.type: 3
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
  dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr0902:bd06/20/2008:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnP5K-VM:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnP5K-VM:rvrRev1.xx:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion:
  dmi.product.name: P5K-VM
  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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