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Bug 1055731 - bluez did not power on bluetooth
Summary: bluez did not power on bluetooth
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bluez
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Don Zickus
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-01-20 20:18 UTC by Peter Bieringer
Modified: 2015-06-29 14:36 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-06-29 14:36:43 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
patch for bluetoothd (deleted)
2015-04-10 17:35 UTC, Alexander Holler
no flags Details | Diff

Description Peter Bieringer 2014-01-20 20:18:03 UTC
Description of problem:
after upgrading from F19 to F20, a bluetooth mouse is no longer active.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
after every boot

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot 
2. try to use bluetooth mouse

Actual results:
Not working

Expected results:
Working as on F19

Additional info:


Looks like something forgot to power-on the bluetooth device:

# bluetoothctl 
[NEW] Controller 00:16:41:**:**:** hostname-0 [default]
[NEW] Device 00:1F:20:**:**:** Logitech Bluetooth Mouse M555b
[bluetooth]# power
Missing on/off argument
[bluetooth]# scan on
Failed to start discovery: org.bluez.Error.NotReady
[bluetooth]# power on
[CHG] Controller 00:16:41:**:**:** Class: 0x0c010c
Changing power on succeeded
[CHG] Controller 00:16:41:**:**:** Powered: yes
[CHG] Device 00:1F:20:**:**:** Connected: yes

The system is dual boot, on Windows 8 the Bluetooth mouse is recognized automatic.

Were there any changes in default regarding Bluetooth power management?

Bluetooth system itself started properly:

# systemctl |grep blue | grep -v pci
sys-subsystem-bluetooth-devices-hci0.device                                                         loaded active plugged   /sys/subsystem/bluetooth/devices/hci0
sys-subsystem-bluetooth-devices-hci0:46.device                                                      loaded active plugged   /sys/subsystem/bluetooth/devices/hci0:46
bluetooth.service                                                                                   loaded active running   Bluetooth service                                                                                    loaded active active    Bluetooth

Comment 1 Marc Ponschab 2014-01-22 20:15:36 UTC
Have a related issue: my bluetooth mouse is recognized not until gnome is started. At gdm login screen it's not working.

Bluetoothctl in a VT showed that the controller was not powered.

I fixed it by creating a udev-rule /etc/udev/rules.d/99-start-bluetooth-controller.rules:

KERNEL=="hci[0-9]*", SUBSYSTEM=="bluetooth", RUN+="/usr/bin/hciconfig %k up"

Possibly the issue is related to these entries in /var/log/messages:

Jan 22 20:53:41 BOX dbus-daemon: dbus[894]: [system] Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.29" (uid=42 pid=1388 comm="gnome-shell --mode=gdm ") interface="or
g.freedesktop.DBus.ObjectManager" member="GetManagedObjects" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.2" (uid=0 pid=851 comm="/usr/libexec/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Jan 22 20:53:41 BOX dbus[894]: [system] Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.29" (uid=42 pid=1388 comm="gnome-shell --mode=gdm ") interface="org.freedesktop
.DBus.ObjectManager" member="GetManagedObjects" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.2" (uid=0 pid=851 comm="/usr/libexec/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")

Comment 2 Julius Schwartzenberg 2015-04-06 11:45:57 UTC
Pidora 20 has exactly the same issue.

Comment 3 Alexander Holler 2015-04-10 17:35:23 UTC
Created attachment 1013216 [details]
patch for bluetoothd

I've attached a patch for bluetoothd. Maybe someone likes it.

Here's the thread:

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