Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 327031
bluetooth stopped working in F8t3 - Powerbook G4
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:18 EST
The Powerbook G4's built-in bluetooth stopped working after installing F8t3
(worked fine in F7). hcitool scan says:
[root@cs181011028 ak]# hcitool scan
Device is not available: No such device
I'm a bit unsure where to start, but I have attached the dmesg output.
Created attachment 223471 [details]
Please post dmesg from the working kernel...
Ok, it was something else entirely. Apparently on bootup bluetooth is in HID
mode (keyboard and mouse only) and needs to be switched into HCI (real
bluetooth) mode with hid2hci utility. For some reason this was disabled a few
days ago in rawhide, package bluez-utils:
* Fri Oct 05 2007 - Bastien Nocera <firstname.lastname@example.org> 3.19-2
- Disable hid2hci by default, it causes more problems than
it solves on stock installations (especially on Macs, #157971)
Perhaps we can find some solution with Bastien...
Edit /etc/sysconfig/bluetooth and set HID2HCI_ENABLE to true.
It's disabled because it breaks iMacs and machines with Logitech HCI proxy
dongles. We don't have enough hardware docs to be able to add the bluetooth
devices those dongles drive to the input devices.
Editing config files is not really a solution, is it? Bluetooth has completely stopped working for me
because of this change, I'm sure more people are going to complain.
You definitely should add this to release notes.
Adding the release notes flag.
I filed bug 327601 about starting hid2hci from HAL, for selected systems such as