Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 449872
[Patch] Bluetooth keyboard not reconnecting after powersave
Last modified: 2008-07-03 23:40:15 EDT
Description of problem:
apple wireless keyboard is connected via a usb bluetooth dongle, able to
connect(shows in bonded devices) but does not type
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Apple wireless keyboard model No:MB167LL/A
Bluetooth dongle: Trendnet TBW-101UB(ca)
Steps to Reproduce:
device is discoverable/detected but won't work
can type with the keyboard
Could you explain the exact steps to reproduce the problem, and let us know:
- the state of the power button (is the led flashing? is the led off?)
- whether the keyboard shows up in the input devices (in the bluetooth
preferences, select "input service", check the table underneath)
- whether the keyboard shows up as connected (there should be a funnel-like
device next to the rest of the icons in the table mentioned above).
well, I used this guide:
yes the green LED if flashing, I presumed that was discovery mode
yes, it is there under input service
yes there is(i thought it was a plug), but just when its in discovery mode, or
when I'm pressing a key
I have had lots of problems with Apple Bluetooth Keyboard (aluminium) and Fedora
First connection issues can be solved by following Ubuntu guides. I have also a
post about it at
Even after following these guides, the keyboard disconnects regularly (it might
be because of the usb bluetooth key). The only way I found to have it work very
well was to patch the kernel using this patch:
(lines change but it is very simple to adapt to Fedora latest kernel).
Created attachment 309889 [details]
Bluetooth wakeup patch
This is required for Bluetooth keyboard and mice, as otherwise they won't be
able to reconnect automatically to the computer after being unused for a while.
FWIW, I've asked Marcel to commit it to his tree, but I think it's going to have
to wait until he finishes his work on Simple Pairing. He wrote the original patch.
*** Bug 427677 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Could one of the kernel maintainers please push this?
I blame git.
kernel-22.214.171.124-76.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
kernel-126.96.36.199-76.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update kernel'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-5893
kernel-188.8.131.52-76.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.