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[Bug 296567] Re: dinovo dongle isn't reset to HID mode on restart/shut down


Is this still a problem using 13.10?

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  dinovo dongle isn't reset to HID mode on restart/shut down

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Bug description:

  This may be somewhat related to Bug #123920.

  I have the DiNovo Media Desktop Laser (keyboard, media pad and MX1000
  mouse) and I'm using the included BT adapter on Ubuntu 8.10 32-bit.

  I had to log in using a USB mouse and keyboard. I was then able to get
  the devices added via the "setup new device" option of the Bluetooth

  After a reboot I don't have keyboard functionality in the BIOS or
  GRUB. If I shut down the system and disconnect/reconnect the dongle I
  can get it to work in the BIOS but it still won't respond in GRUB.

  My guess is that the HID2HCI_UNDO setting in /etc/default/bluetooth
  isn't switching the dongle back to HID mode (for my set at least)...
  though I'm honestly not sure why I can get it to work in the BIOS but
  not GRUB.

  I checked the link in the below file text (the debian bug link) but I
  see that it goes back more than two years, though interestingly the
  original report is also for a DiNovo setup. Also, using their software
  in Windows the dongle is set to HCI mode (I have used the dongle with
  other devices) and on reboot from there BIOS/GRUB functionality is

  Maybe Logitech has a funny way of switching their BT dongles back to
  HID mode? What information could I provide to help troubleshoot?

  My /etc/default/bluetooth:

  # Defaults for bluez

  # start bluetooth on boot?
  # compatibility note: If this variable is not found bluetooth will
  # start

  # This setting will switch HID devices (e.g mouse/keyboad) to HCI mode, that is
  # you will have bluetooth functionality from your dongle instead of only HID.
  # Note that not every bluetooth dongle is capable of switching back to HID
  # mode, see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=355497

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