Bug 466140 - No bluetooth mouse in FC10
No bluetooth mouse in FC10
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
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Reported: 2008-10-08 13:05 EDT by jim tate
Modified: 2009-12-18 01:32 EST (History)
8 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 01:32:00 EST
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/var/log/messages bluetoothd (2.09 KB, text/plain)
2008-10-08 13:05 EDT, jim tate
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Description jim tate 2008-10-08 13:05:48 EDT
Created attachment 319768 [details]
/var/log/messages  bluetoothd

Description of problem:
Can't get Bluetooth mouse to connect in Bluetooth Wizard.
Bluetooth Wizard detects Bluetooth Mouse Logitech.
But in Bluetooth Wizard "Device Setup" I get error Message: "Pairing with (null) failed"
This Logitech Mouse worked fine in Fedora 9.
Had same problem before update to bluez-4.12-1.fc10.i386

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


How reproducible:
All the Time

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results: No Bluetooth mouse

Expected results:

Additional info:
Comment 1 jim tate 2008-10-08 13:19:19 EDT
This is tail -f /var/log/messages while I was running Bluetooth Wizard.

Oct  8 13:09:04 eeePC kernel: hci_cmd_task: hci0 command tx timeout
Oct  8 13:09:09 eeePC bluetoothd[2050]: Unable to start periodic inquiry: Connection timed out (110)
Comment 2 Bastien Nocera 2008-10-08 14:18:05 EDT
This is a problem with the dongle, which should be worked around in the kernel.
Comment 3 jim tate 2008-10-08 14:42:36 EDT
 I updated to the kernel- today and didn't change anything in  Bluetooth.
Comment 4 Bastien Nocera 2008-10-09 05:57:15 EDT
btusb probably needs a quirk for your device to work properly. Send a mail about the errors you see to the linux-bluetooth@ mailing-list, they should be able to get this kickstarted.
Comment 5 jim tate 2008-10-09 10:37:07 EDT
This timeout problem  in Bluetooth also happen in FC8 and FC9.
Check with Tim Waugh he knows what the problem is, if I remember it was in bluez-utils.
Comment 6 jim tate 2008-10-09 10:38:42 EDT
That is Tim Waugh at RedHat.
Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2008-10-15 05:31:31 EDT
I don't know anything about this problem, sorry.
Comment 8 jim tate 2008-10-20 14:32:40 EDT

I upgraded to bluez-4.15-1.fc10.i386 and still no Bluetooth Mouse.
And when I run kbluetooth4 , it won't run, if I run kbluetooth4 again in Konsole
it comes back with "kbluetooth is already running" but I have no Icon on Panel.

If I run bluetooth-wizard , the mac# for mouse (Logitech) is detected, I hilite mac # and click on "forward" and then I get a "Segmentation Fault" .
Comment 9 jim tate 2008-11-01 12:23:13 EDT
After updates to;


I still do not have a bluetooth mouse working, running "bluetooth-wizard"
I get the error message;
"Pairing with 00-07-61-96-81-C4 Failed"  The MAC# is my Bluetooth Mouse.

What's up ??
Comment 10 Darius Ivanauskas 2008-11-04 03:30:38 EST
BT mouse worked for me until some update. Now it seems that there is problem with SELinux policies and bluetoothd - seeing lots of messages with setroubleshoot:
SELinux is preventing bluetoothd (bluetooth_t) "read write" to
./lastused (var_lib_t).
SELinux is preventing bluetoothd (bluetooth_t) "getattr" to
/var/lib/bluetooth/00:1F:E2:F5:6E:B8/lastused (var_lib_t).
SELinux is preventing bluetoothd (bluetooth_t) "read write" to
./manufacturers (var_lib_t).
SELinux is preventing bluetoothd (bluetooth_t) "read" to ./classes (var_lib_t).
SELinux is preventing bluetoothd (bluetooth_t) "read write" to
./config (var_lib_t).
SELinux is preventing bluetoothd (bluetooth_t) "read write" to ./did
Comment 11 jim tate 2008-11-04 09:35:49 EST
Yes I had the same problem, I had to 'Disable" Selinux.
Comment 12 jim tate 2008-11-12 16:29:56 EST
FC 10 /KDE

Using bluez-4.17-2.fc10.i386

Error message while running Bluetooth-Wizard.
Is it missing some GTK packages or What ??

$ bluetooth-wizard

(bluetooth-wizard:4061): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_tree_model_filter_set_visible_func: assertion `GTK_IS_TREE_MODEL_FILTER
(filter)' failed                   
(bluetooth-wizard:4061): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_tree_model_sort_new_with_model: assertion `GTK_IS_TREE_MODEL (child_model)' failed                         
(bluetooth-wizard:4061): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_tree_sortable_set_sort_column_id: assertion `GTK_IS_TREE_SORTABLE (sortable)' failed                       
(bluetooth-wizard:4061): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed                                               
(bluetooth-wizard:4061): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
Comment 13 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 22:40:33 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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Comment 14 Daniel Mircea 2009-02-07 06:08:38 EST
I think I'm having the same(or similar?) problem with a Microsoft Notebook Bluetooth Mouse 5000. To make it work I have to run as root:

hidd --connect <bluetooth-mac-address>

Whereas the bluetooth applet never manages to connect though it finds the mouse. It looks like a permission issue.
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