Bug 1659323 - bluetooth connection unreliable
Summary: bluetooth connection unreliable
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bluez
Version: 29
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Don Zickus
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-12-14 04:46 UTC by David Ward
Modified: 2019-11-27 20:21 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-11-27 20:21:46 UTC
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Description David Ward 2018-12-14 04:46:49 UTC
Description of problem:

I have a problem on my new Fedora 29 install on a ThinkPad P50, although I
had the *same* problem when my PC refresh showed up at my door with the
RHEL 7 CSB on it.

The problem: If my display goes to sleep, or if I logout and log back on,
or if I just *wait* long enough, my bluetooth mouse and keyboard disconnect
by themselves. They both still show up as Paired, but I can't reconnect
them. For example, I go into the bluetooth settings GUI, and try to toggle
the Connection from OFF to ON, but then it quickly bounces right back to
OFF by itself.

Side note: I do notice, when disconnected, if I move my mouse around I see
a flickering icon in the top right status bar like it's trying to
reconnect, but can't.

The only thing I can do is to fully Remove Device then re-pair for them to
start working again. This is obviously quite frustrating. Is this a known
issue? (Again, I saw this on the RHEL 7 CSB on the P50 before I installed
Fedora 29, too). Do you know what I can do about it?

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


How reproducible:

Easily. Just wait long enough.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. See the summary above.

Actual results:

Bluetooth device (mouse or keyboard) won't reconnect, event though it shows as paired.

Expected results:

Stable bluetooth connection.

Additional info:

I don't know if it's the same thing or not, but it might be related to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1615398 ? I dunno...

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2019-10-31 20:19:06 UTC
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Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2019-11-27 20:21:46 UTC
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