Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 523560
bluez not really compatible with session switching
Last modified: 2010-06-28 10:40:25 EDT
Description of problem:
Possibly related to Bug 521735, yesterday my system auto-updated the following packages (among others):
Sep 15 09:28:09 foobar yum: Updated: bluez-4.42-5.fc11.x86_64
Sep 15 09:28:28 foobar yum: Updated: pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-0.9.15-17.fc11.x86_64
Now the bluetooth adapter in my dell studio 1555 is not detected and neither is the on board sound card. The messages file shows the following:
Sep 15 09:36:53 foobar bluetoothd: Bluetooth daemon 4.42
Sep 15 09:36:53 foobar bluetoothd: Starting SDP server
Sep 15 09:36:54 foobar bluetoothd: Parsing /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf failed: No such file or directory
Sep 15 09:36:54 foobar bluetoothd: Parsing /etc/bluetooth/input.conf failed: No such file or directory
Sep 15 09:36:54 foobar bluetoothd: Parsing /etc/bluetooth/network.conf failed: No such file or directory
Sep 15 09:36:54 foobar bluetoothd: bridge pan0 created
Sep 15 09:36:54 foobar bluetoothd: HCI dev 0 registered
Sep 15 09:36:54 foobar bluetoothd: HCI dev 0 up
Sep 15 09:36:54 foobar bluetoothd: Starting security manager 0
Sep 15 09:36:54 foobar bluetoothd: Adapter /org/bluez/1841/hci0 has been enabled
Sep 15 09:38:10 foobar dbus: Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.29" (uid=42 pid=2171 comm="/usr/bin/pulseaudio --start --log-target=syslog ") interface="org.bluez.Manager" member="ListAdapters" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination="org.bluez" (uid=0 pid=1841 comm="/usr/sbin/bluetoothd "))
Sep 15 09:38:10 foobar pulseaudio: bluetooth-util.c: Error from ListAdapters reply: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied
Sep 16 08:33:15 foobar bluetoothd: HCI dev 0 down
Sep 16 08:33:15 foobar bluetoothd: Adapter /org/bluez/1841/hci0 has been disabled
Sep 16 08:33:15 foobar bluetoothd: Stopping security manager 0
Sep 16 08:33:15 foobar bluetoothd: HCI dev 0 unregistered
Sep 16 08:33:15 foobar bluetoothd: Unregister path: /org/bluez/1841/hci0
Sep 16 08:50:07 foobar bluetoothd: bridge pan0 removed
Sep 16 08:50:07 foobar bluetoothd: Stopping SDP server
Sep 16 08:50:07 foobar bluetoothd: Exit
The system seems to be trying use the alsa driver now, which is also throwing a bunch of errors from alsa-sink.c and ratelimit.c
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Linux foobar 18.104.22.168-43.fc11.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Aug 27 21:39:52 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
I have not tried reinstalling the system or removing packages but the problem persists across reboots since the packages have been updated
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install fedora 11 from dvd
2. run auto update to update to latest bluez and pulseaudio packages
bluetooth adapter and sound card fails to initialise.
bluetooth and sound should work
I have seen a few other bugs showing similar dbus errors with the pulseaudio driver, possibly there is a larger issue with pulseaudio here?
Your PulseAudio is running as the GDM user, which is why it's causing problems.
Do "killall pulseaudio", and run pulseaudio within the session, and it should be working.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 513579 ***
The big problem is that there is not really a scheme how ownership of a bluez service can be safely handed over from one session to the next.
For alsa device nodes we can simply set ACLs and use inotify so that we know when the old owner released the device and be sure he cannot access the device anymore. The D-Bus services bluez offers don't really have anything comparable.
bluetoothd can receive messages from the current console user. You can use ConsoleKit to see whether you're allowed to contact bluetoothd. It's the exact same bug as the one I marked it as a dupe of.
(In reply to comment #3)
> bluetoothd can receive messages from the current console user. You can use
> ConsoleKit to see whether you're allowed to contact bluetoothd.
This is racy because we would get the ckit msgs asynchronously, so that we might send a msg to bluez and only then get the ck session switch msg, even if the session switch happened before we sent the bluez msg. That way you'd still lose a msgs and get log out output warning about that.
More importantly however this is not sufficient. bluez must actively reset connections that were created by a session A when we switch to a session B. Without this the connection would still be configured for use with session A and be blocked for session B. We need to have some logic in BlueZ that follows polkit authorizations or so and shuts downs access to devices accordingly and also informs the user about this, when it does this.
> It's the exact
> same bug as the one I marked it as a dupe of.
No, that bug was a series of different things.
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