bluetooth crashes my system ubuntu 13.04

Asked by Princy on 2013-09-05

the default bluetooth manager in ubuntu 13.04 is crashing my system when ever i try to connect to my phone
so i tried to install blueman bluetooth manager through software center but it won't even open
and yea the system crashes with a black screen and weird lines of numbers
i have to hard reset my system everytime
and i think the problem is not with my hardware as i can use my bluetooth from windows (dual boot)

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What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; dmesg | grep -i blue; dpkg -l | grep blue

Thanks

Thomas Kr├╝ger (thkrueger) said : #2

And please also:

lspci; lsusb

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Princy (picnic-3030) said : #3

the output of lsb_release -a; uname -a; dmesg | grep -i blue; dpkg -l | grep blue is

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 13.04
Release: 13.04
Codename: raring
Linux Meow 3.8.0-29-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 13 23:12:18 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
[ 17.042370] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.16
[ 17.042411] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[ 17.042633] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[ 17.042637] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[ 17.042642] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[ 17.175039] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[ 17.175052] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[ 17.175053] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
[ 17.336554] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[ 17.336557] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[ 17.336569] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
rc blueman 1.23-0ubuntu4 i386 A Graphical bluetooth manager
ii bluez 4.101-0ubuntu8b1 i386 Bluetooth tools and daemons
ii bluez-alsa:i386 4.101-0ubuntu8b1 i386 Bluetooth ALSA support
ii bluez-cups 4.101-0ubuntu8b1 i386 Bluetooth printer driver for CUPS
ii bluez-gstreamer 4.101-0ubuntu8b1 i386 Bluetooth GStreamer support
ii gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0 3.6.1-0ubuntu3 i386 Introspection data for GnomeBluetooth
ii gnome-bluetooth 3.6.1-0ubuntu3 i386 GNOME Bluetooth tools
ii indicator-bluetooth 0.0.6daily13.02.19-0ubuntu1 i386 System bluetooth indicator.
ii libbluetooth3:i386 4.101-0ubuntu8b1 i386 Library to use the BlueZ Linux Bluetooth stack
ii libgnome-bluetooth11 3.6.1-0ubuntu3 i386 GNOME Bluetooth tools - support library
ii pulseaudio-module-bluetooth 1:3.0-0ubuntu6 i386 Bluetooth module for PulseAudio sound server

and for lspci;lsusb it is

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset DRAM Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1caa:0001
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

I also getting same error with black screen and spikes when i try to connect my pc to internet via bluetooth ... If you got the fix to the problem plz notify..

Princy (picnic-3030) said : #5

i'm still searching for a solution i'll post it here when i find one

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #6

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Princy (picnic-3030) said : #7

does anyone know how to reopen this question? i still didn't find the solution so if anyone know the answer plz share it here

David Pires (slickymaster) said : #8

it seems that you bumped into a already reported bug - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-bluetooth/+bug/1148033

One of the suggested workarounds, and bare in mind that it's just a workaround, not a fix is to use the following command:

obexftp -b [address of the phone] -p file.ext

Notes : You need obexftp to be installed
            : You need to know the address of your phone or bluetooth device by this command:
               hcitool scan
            : The address should be in this format xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

Yes I too have same problem; the weird black screen with white lines of some info scrolling up the screen. I'm connecting a bluetooth GPS device using rfcomm and the system crashes at some randomly while connecting. I desperate need the fix!

Princy (picnic-3030) said : #10

i clean installed my system with ubuntu 13.10 and... now am able to send files from phone to pc but not the other way o.O
ps and the default bluetooth is not working, downloaded bluetooth manager
@david : your workaround is not working for me ;(
still searching. plz comment here if any of you has found an answer :) (also pairing is not working)

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