Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242591
start hidd fails at boot
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:06 EST
Description of problem:
starting hidd always fails with a "Can't listen on HID control channel: Address
already in use"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. service hidd restart
start fails with message
This is a Dell Lattitude D620. Bluetooth works and I can send an receive files
from my phone using obex-ftp. This is a fresh install of FC7.
After some experimentation, I found that if I stop bluetooth services and then
start hidd it succeeds. I can restart the bluetooth services after this.
However, if I switch the order, hidd won't start.
Curiously, once I stop bluetooth, restart hidd, and restart bluetooth, I can
start and stop hidd with no further problems.
I can confirm Brian's workaround. I adjusted the startup priority of the HIDD
service from 26 to 24 and updated the symbolic links with "chkconfig hidd
resetpriorities". After rebooting, doing "hidd --search" discovers my Bluetooth
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 230017 ***