Bluetooth mouse fails to re-connect after sleep.

Asked by Peter Nunn on 2013-11-01

This exact harware was working faultlessly in 13.04. Since re-installing at 13.10 the mouse consistently failes to reconnect after the device either hybernates or ever goes to screen saver sleep.

I have to remove the dive and re-add it each time (which works well).

There are other issues with the bluetooth stack as well in that I have not found any way to use bluetooth tethering to my mobile which again worked well and was easy to configure in 13.04


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: bluetooth 4.101-0ubuntu8b1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-12.19-generic 3.11.3
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-12-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Nov 1 16:44:37 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-10-19 (13 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release amd64 (20131016.1)
InterestingModules: bnep rfcomm btusb bluetooth
MachineType: Dell Inc. Latitude E6530
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-12-generic root=UUID=8283de78-9264-42bf-a8b4-25643fa1475f ro quiet splash
SourcePackage: bluez
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 12/13/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A09 07Y85M
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A01
dmi.chassis.type: 9
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA09:bd12/13/2012:svnDellInc.:pnLatitudeE6530:pvr01:rvnDellInc.:rn07Y85M:rvrA01:cvnDellInc.:ct9:cvr: Latitude E6530
dmi.product.version: 01
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
 hci0: Type: BR/EDR Bus: USB
  BD Address: 20:16:D8:9C:38:E5 ACL MTU: 1021:8 SCO MTU: 64:1
  RX bytes:1817731 acl:117432 sco:0 events:5271 errors:0
  TX bytes:37955 acl:131 sco:0 commands:5096 errors:0
 Nov 1 14:50:19 pnunn-Latitude-E6530 bluetoothd[1015]: Discovery session 0x7f6489f7b450 with :1.582 activated
 Nov 1 14:50:25 pnunn-Latitude-E6530 bluetoothd[1015]: Unknown command complete for opcode 37
 Nov 1 14:50:28 pnunn-Latitude-E6530 bluetoothd[1015]: Stopping discovery
 Nov 1 14:50:36 pnunn-Latitude-E6530 kernel: [60934.211132] input: Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.4/1-1.4:1.0/bluetooth/hci0/hci0:11/input29
 Nov 1 14:50:36 pnunn-Latitude-E6530 kernel: [60934.211646] hid-generic 0005:045E:0700.000C: input,hidraw3: BLUETOOTH HID v1.00 Mouse [Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000] on 20:16:d8:9c:38:e5

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Eddy (waring2805) said : #1

My bluetooth mouse fails to reconnect when ubuntu restarts...

Just returned to ubuntu from a year or more of Windows, so just finding my feet again. I have a microsft mouse an bluetooth dongle, It is showing as paired. However when I restart Ubuntu 14.04 it fails to auto connect and I have to push a small button on the mouse and switch it on in the bluetooth dropdown at the same time

Hi Eddy,

I remember having a similar problem in Trusty. The hardware mat be switching itself off to save battery life which is typical of many bluetooth mouse products.

Bluetooth settings can be found in '/etc/bluetooth/main.conf' and the setting 'RememberPowered = true' is set by default.

This functionality could be useful where a power indicator were going to be used in some application for a bluetooth device, but a nuisance when considering power saving sevices.

Try setting the value to 'RememberPowered = false' and see if it makes a difference for you.

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