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

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<br>'''Systems Affected:''' E520n, XPS 410n, E1505n  
<br>'''Systems Affected:''' E520n, XPS 410n, E1505n  
<br>'''Impact:''' Unable to use Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse.
<br>'''Impact:''' Unable to use Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse.
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<br>'''Workaround:''' Unplug and plug the USB dongle, or don't have the USB dongle plugged in during OS bootup. Permanent workaround is to either completely disable Bluetooth by changing /etc/default/bluetooth to contain "BLUETOOTH_ENABLED=0" and reboot, or 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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<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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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
  $ sudo hidd --search
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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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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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<br>'''Fix''': Work in Progress. See [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.20/+bug/29506 LP29506].
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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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