Bug 1292169 - Solaar tray / gui in KDE does not show devices but solaar CLI does
Solaar tray / gui in KDE does not show devices but solaar CLI does
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: solaar (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Eric Smith
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Reported: 2015-12-16 10:59 EST by Raman Gupta
Modified: 2016-12-20 12:05 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 12:05:32 EST
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Description Raman Gupta 2015-12-16 10:59:40 EST
Description of problem:

The Solaar tray/gui shows only the "Unifying Receiver" and "1 paired devices". However, when running "solaar show" from the command line, it shows the correct information (2 paired devices, one keyboard and one mouse):

~ solaar show
Unifying Receiver
  Device path  : /dev/hidraw0
  USB id       : 046d:c52b
  Serial       : D7DF9CB1
    Firmware   : 24.00.B0018
    Bootloader : 00.06
  Has 2 paired device(s) out of a maximum of 6.
  Notifications: wireless, software present (0x000900)
  Device activity counters: 2=72, 3=5

  2: Wireless Keyboard MK700
     Codename     : MK700
     Kind         : keyboard
     Wireless PID : 2008
     Protocol     : HID++ 1.0
     Polling rate : 20 ms (50Hz)
     Serial number: 075EF424
          Firmware: 25.00.B0009
        Bootloader: 02.03
             Other: 00.01
     The power switch is located on the edge of top right corner.
     Notifications: battery status (0x100000).
     Battery: low, discharging.

  3: Performance Mouse MX
     Codename     : Performance MX
     Kind         : mouse
     Wireless PID : 101A
     Protocol     : HID++ 1.0
     Polling rate : 8 ms (125Hz)
     Serial number: 7EBA1FF8
          Firmware: 15.01.B0062
        Bootloader: 02.11
             Other: 00.09
     The power switch is located on the base.
     Notifications: battery status (0x100000).
     Battery: critical, discharging.

Permissions / ACLs on the device node are correct:

getfacl /dev/hidraw0
getfacl: Removing leading '/' from absolute path names
# file: dev/hidraw0
# owner: root
# group: root

This used to work fine in Fedora 21.

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

Name        : solaar
Version     : 0.9.2
Release     : 4.20150528gitcf27328.fc23.1
Comment 1 Raman Gupta 2015-12-16 15:32:49 EST
And after a reboot its working fine. So it seems to be a state issue of some type. If I can find a repro I'll post.
Comment 2 Raman Gupta 2015-12-21 21:06:56 EST
I can reproduce this reliably by switching the mouse and keyboard to another keyboard via my KVM, and then switching it back. In this situation, the mouse and keyboard work fine, as does the Solaar cli, but the GUI does not work, even if restarted.

There was an error message about permissions on /dev/hidraw0, though those seem to be fine, as shown above.
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