Ubuntu 7.04/Issues/Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse do not work across reboots

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<br>''Systems Affected:'' Dimension E520n, XPS 410n, Inspiron E1505n
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<br>'''Description:''' Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse do not work if the USB Bluetooth dongle is plugged in prior to boot.
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<br>''Description:'' Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse do not work if the USB Bluetooth dongle is plugged in prior to boot.
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<br>'''Systems Affected:''' E520n, XPS 410n, E1505n
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<br>''Impact:'' Unable to use Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse
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<br>'''Impact:''' Unable to use Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse.
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<br>''Workaround:'' Temporary workaround is to unplug and plug the USB dongle or do not have the USB dongle plugged in during OS bootup. Permanent workaround is to either completely disable Bluetooth, by changing the file /etc/default/bluetooth to contain "BLUETOOTH_ENABLED=0", and reboot or if Bluetooth functionality is desired, change the file /etc/default/bluetooth to contain "HIDD_ENABLED=1", and reboot. When the system is back up, hit the Bluetooth reset buttons on the wireless keyboard/mouse (these buttons are located on the underside of the devices), and then issue the command "sudo hidd --search" in a terminal window to make the system find and pair with the devices.  After this is done, the keyboard & mouse should continue to work through system reboots.  
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<br>'''Workaround:''' Unplug and plug the USB dongle, or don't have the USB dongle plugged in during OS bootup. A permanent workaround is to completely disable Bluetooth by changing /etc/default/bluetooth to contain "BLUETOOTH_ENABLED=0" and reboot.
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<br>''Fix'': No fix available at this time. Issue being tracked in Launchpad# [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.20/+bug/29506 29506]
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If Bluetooth functionality is desired, change /etc/default/bluetooth to contain "HIDD_ENABLED=1" and reboot. When the system is back up, hit the Bluetooth reset buttons on the wireless keyboard/mouse (located on the underside of the devices) and execute:
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$ sudo hidd --search
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to make the system find and pair with the devices.  The keyboard & mouse should now continue to work through system reboots.
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Finally, in Bluetooth Preferences, select the radio button "Visible and connectable for other devices".
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'''Fix''': Work in Progress. See [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.20/+bug/29506 LP29506].

Latest revision as of 20:48, 21 January 2008


Description: Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse do not work if the USB Bluetooth dongle is plugged in prior to boot.
Systems Affected: E520n, XPS 410n, E1505n
Impact: Unable to use Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse.
Workaround: Unplug and plug the USB dongle, or don't have the USB dongle plugged in during OS bootup. A permanent workaround is to completely disable Bluetooth by changing /etc/default/bluetooth to contain "BLUETOOTH_ENABLED=0" and reboot.

If Bluetooth functionality is desired, change /etc/default/bluetooth to contain "HIDD_ENABLED=1" and reboot. When the system is back up, hit the Bluetooth reset buttons on the wireless keyboard/mouse (located on the underside of the devices) and execute:

$ sudo hidd --search

to make the system find and pair with the devices. The keyboard & mouse should now continue to work through system reboots.

Finally, in Bluetooth Preferences, select the radio button "Visible and connectable for other devices".

Fix: Work in Progress. See LP29506.

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